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Ancient Greek Civilization

What we will be learning:


Aim: Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world. Here the children will build upon previous learning in Year 4 of Ancient Civilisations with a particular focus upon language, democracy and academic impact. They will continue to develop and make links in and across themes; gaining perspective of:


  • significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; achievements and follies of mankind
  • Understand what impact the Romans had on the civilisation and assert reasons as to why it is or is not as significant now
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales

Ancient Greece Achievements

How did technology, architecture, art and science impact upon our society today?

Ancient Greece 101 | National Geographic

From artistry to politics, ancient Greece left a considerable impression on world history. Learn why Greek and Roman gods share so many similarities.