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Useful websites for Ancient Greece
BBC Children’s History
BBC history for children site gives lots of information on all aspects of Ancient Greece. A great site, easy to navigate.
British Museum Ancient Greece
Excellent site from the British Museum with loads of well presented information as well as stories and challenge.
Site all about the Olympics, not specifically aimed at children but lots of pictures and a good FAQ section.
Site that gives information on key Gods and Heros in Greek Mythology. Not specifically aimed at children so parents advised to check content and there are adverts for online games on the site.
Ancient Greek Artefacts
Birmingham Museum School’s site has pictures of artefacts from Ancient Greece with information about them and what we can learn from them.
Link to a simple but useful page giving the Greek alphabet.
Ancient Greek Gods, Heroes and Mythical creatures
Site with easy to follow information on all of the Greek Gods, as well as many of the charaters from Greek Mythology.
Very stylish animated site (flash or HTML version) by the Australian Arts council with animated versions of some of the Greek Myths as well as information, games and things to make.
History section of www.wingedsandals with information on with information on all aspects of Ancient Greece from Greek thinkers to Gods and daily life.
Great site created for children with all the Greek Heroes and Gods.
Myths and Legends – Animated tales
Quite simple animated myths and legends from around the world, includes some from Ancient Greece.
In history it is helpful to put events in their time order: CHRONOLOGICAL order.
Dates and events are put in order along a line:
OLDEST __________________________________________________________________MOST RECENT
For very old dates, the timeline is split in half. It is split into events BEFORE the birth of Jesus and AFTER the birth of Jesus:
Pyramids are built Birth of Jesus Now
( BCE ) (ACE)
We use the terms, BC and AD to describe which part of the timeline we are describing.
BC= BEFORE Jesus was born
AD= AFTER Jesus was born ( from the Latin Anno Domini)
You will sometimes see these written as BCE ( Before the Common Era) and ACE (After the Common Era). They mean the same!
Dates on a timeline: Be very careful when putting BC dates on your timeline - they tell how many years before Jesus was born. SO the closer you are to the birth of Jesus, the lower the number! Take a look: