Last year my middle schooler fell in love with the Percy Jackson book series and consequently Ancient Greece. After months of research, I found over 100 resources for our Ancient Greece Unit Study. I wasn’t able to use all of them, but here are some of our favorites and some that are still on our wishlist.
Books for your Ancient Greece Unit Study
A reference book or two is a great jumping off point for your ancient Greece unit study. These are great choices to use as a “spine” to lead you in your studies.
Greek Mythology, Poetry, and Fiction Books
The Greek myths are fascinating to my children. They sat with rapt attention and begged me to read more. By far, their favorite book was D’aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. Echo Echo is a reverso poem book that would be perfect at poetry teatime.
Greek Activity, Craft and Coloring Books
My favorite of the Greek Craft books is Spend the Day in Ancient Greece. There are so many great craft ideas from which to choose. My kids’ favorite was the Olympic Funny Fill-In. They giggled uncontrollably, and I loved that they were secretly learning grammar. The littles might enjoy coloring with Life in Ancient Greece or playing dress-up with stickers with a great Usborne Greek Myths Sticker book.
Greek Historical Fiction Books
Add in some historical fiction for readers of all ages (plus the Magical Tree House companion book).
The Percy Jackson Series
This fictional series by Rick Riordan brings the ancient Greek myths to life through the lives of modern-day teenagers. My middle schooler loves the storyline and has read every book in the series. I would recommend these books for upper elementary/middle school and up.
Printables for your Ancient Greece Unit Study
We love lapbooks, though we usually modify them. Instead of pasting all the printables into a set of file folders, we glue ours to colored paper and put them in a regular notebook. The kids like the look of this and I like it because I can use materials from different lapbooks and not worry if they will fit in the file folder.
Free Lapbooks and Printables
Free Ancient Greece Lapbook From Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Ancient Greece From Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Free Greece Poetry Printable From Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Free Ancient Greece Go Fish Game From Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Greek Mythology Pack From 3 Dinosaurs
Activities and Games for your Ancient Greece Unit Study
Greek Helmet and Olympic Headband by Refined Metals Academy
Ancient Greece Art Project by That Artist Woman
Creating a Greek Mini-World by EdVentures with Kids
Greek Mythology Inspired Labyrinth Craft by In The Playroom
Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece by Homeschool in the Woods
Videos for your Ancient Greece Unit Study
Videos are an excellent way to teach history and give a little break from reading. As with all YouTube videos, please review before showing to children.
The Travel Channel:
Excerpts from The Vanished Empire
Making Greek Vases The J. Paul Getty Museum
Mr. Corwin: Geography and Early Greece
Interesting Facts About Ancient Greece by Mocomi.com
Learning Sites for your Ancient Greece Unit Study
There are so many great online resources available. Use these resources as a springboard for your unit study.
BBC Bitesize Ancient Greece Learner Guides
BBC Primary History: Ancient Greece-Athens
BBC Radio: Ancient Greek Myths and Legends
The Children’s University of Manchester: Introduction to Greece
National Geographic Kids: Mini-Histories Comic – Max on Mount Olympus!
National Geographic Kids: The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece!
National Geographic Kids: 5 terrifying tales from Greek mythology
Emory University: Odysseus Online
Ancient Greece Teaching and Learning Resources by Diane Hawkins
Duckster’s Ancient Greece for Kids
Khan Academy: Ancient Greece, an introduction to Ancient Greek art
Who were the Ancient Greeks? Primary Homework Help
Explore Ancient Greece for Kids by Mr. Donn
Explore Ancient Greece for Teachers by Mr. Donn
Activity Village: Ancient Greece
The British Museum: Ancient Greece
Citizens of Athens and Sparta by FreeUk.net
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