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PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOPS 

The Hellenic Museum offers a broad range of curriculum-aligned education programs for primary school-age students.

The Hellenic Museum Primary School Workshop Program is designed to immerse students in a world of discovery and creativity. Workshops expand students’ curiosity and historical understanding as they investigate ancient worlds, stretching from the Mediterranean to Asia. All workshops are aligned with the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and STEAM learning concepts. 

 

Through ancient object-handling, craft, storytelling, play and discussion, workshops bring to life the ideas and realities of ancient Greek civilisation from democracy to mythology. Workshops develop students’ problem solving, intercultural and teamwork skills to become 21st century thinkers.

Explore our range of Primary School Workshops below.

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ANCIENT MYTHS: Epic Worlds

Immersed in the epic world of ancient Greek myths, students will get to know the gods and monsters depicted in art, why myths were important and invent their own!

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VITAL VASES: The archaeology of ancient Greek ceramics

Students will discover what ceramic vases reveal about ancient Greek life, explore pottery styles and piece together a broken ancient vase just like archaeologists.

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HOW TO DISCOVER DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE

Students will become archaeologists for a day. Using historical and archaeological techniques, they will interpret artefacts to discover what life was like in ancient Greece from food eaten to city life, trade and rituals.

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND SPEARS:
Ancient Warfare

Students handle ancient swords and helmets to learn about Greek Hoplite warfare and create their own ancient shield to re-enact the famous Phalanx formation.

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CIVICS AND CITIES: Ancient Democracy

How did democracy originate in ancient Athens, what is citizenship and how similar is Australia’s democratic government to that of the ancients? Students will investigate museum artefacts and stage their own ancient democratic elections to find out.

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ANCIENT OLYMPICS:
Let the games begin!

Faster-Higher-Stronger! Students discover Olympic values and history by looking at ancient artefacts and modern Olympic torches to compare the ancient and modern games, and compete in an ancient Pentathlon.

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PAINTED STATUES: Lost worlds of colour

Students discover the colourful history of how ancient Greek statues were brightly painted, explore changing statue styles and colour their own funky statue design to restore this ancient craft to its former glory.

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ANCIENT BOARD GAMES:
In the minds of the ancients 

Students play and invent ancient Greek, Egyptian and Chinese board games to discover why games were played and what they reveal about ancient societies’ values and practices.

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HOW TO DISCOVER DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE

Students will become archaeologists for a day. Using historical and archaeological techniques, they will interpret artefacts to discover what life was like in ancient Greece from food eaten to city life, trade and rituals.

COMING SOON