Homeschool Win! We eased into our school year with a fun unit study and the kids were excited! We had a blast creating looms and ancient Greek clothing. Follow along in our Ancient Greece and The Olympics Unit Study week 2.
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Ancient Greece and The Olympics Unit Study Week 2 Literature
If you’re planning a study of Ancient Civilizations, I highly recommend Usborne’s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. This book has so much great information. We studied about the Hoplites, The Persian Wars, The Acropolis, The Spartans and Life in Ancient Greece. This book has terrific pictures and diagrams to go along with the concise information. It is perfect for a unit study.
The girls have begun begging for me to read from D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths. This is by far their favorite read-aloud.
We received a “Funny Fill-In” book by National Geographic in our Reading Bug Box. The girls ask to do several of these a day. What a fun and silly way to teach parts of speech in a sneaky way!
Ancient Greece and The Olympics Unit Study Week 2 Activities
While we studied the Hoplites, we finished our soldier’s armor with greaves. Made of poster board, they were designed to be intimidating to their foes.
Lately, the girls have begun taking notes and doodling on dry erase boards while I read from our morning basket. The Greek myth of Typhon inspired these works of art.
Our study of Ancient Greek life, in particular, the study of the lives of Ancient Greek women, inspired us to create Ancient Greek attire. Each girl made a chiton, himation, and a necklace from relatively simple directions.
As we studied about the birth of literacy and the Ancient Greek alphabet, we learned to write our names and read simple words. But, our favorite activity this week was the weaving craft. Because I love the idea of having all my crafting supplies sent to me in a box, I ordered a Doodle Crate Looming Kit for each of the girls. They made some works of art…and some potholders.
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