We learned all about the Olympic games and how they started in Greece. I posted earlier in the week about the Olympic games we did.
We compared Sparta and Athens using a Venn diagram. We read about the Greek gods and goddesses. We also read about Greece's wars with Persia and then with each other. We finished up today with Alexander the Great taking over Greece.
Some books we read:
The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
Look What Came from Greece
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
Daulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Metropolis Greek Town
Adventures in Ancient Greece
Hour of the Olympics
Ancient Greece and the Olympics
King Midas and the Golden Touch
Max and Ruby's Midas
Lapbook pieces from here and here.
I'm hoping we can go to a Greek festival that's happening nearby next week.