viernes, 1 de junio de 2012

The British Museum: Ancient Greece



The British Museum site is full of interactive tours, simulations, and games to make the study of Ancient Greece enticing for kids. Topics include the Acropolis, Athens, Daily Life, Festivals and Games, Geography, Gods and Goddesses, Knowledge and Learning, Sparta, Time, War. You can follow the procession of the Panathenaic festival and build a virtual temple, take a virtual tour of Athens and "rope" slaves into attending Assembly. You can also command a Greek trireme, explore the battlefield at Plataia, follow an interactive story about women in Greece, and "set the scene" in a virtual house. Another option is to take an interactive tour of the Olympics, Greek theatre, and Greek festivals. Other highlights include a God and Goddesses symbol game, an interactive tour of household items, a Spartan education challenge, and a farming challenge. The Geography section features a series of zoomable maps and an interactive dive of a shipwreck. Finally, there is a "staff room" with worksheets and discussion questions to help teachers use the site. War section explores Overall, a great introduction to ancient Greece for younger students.

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