Line of enquiry- ‘Where do the Ancient Greeks fit in to the bigger picture?’
We worked in groups to explore the chronology of the Ancient Greek civilization. We placed different periods of History onto the correct place on the timeline, including periods we have studied before. We then tried to work out where the Ancient Greeks would fit in on the timeline. As a group we had to consider:
• What else was going on at the time of the Ancient Greek era?
• Did the Ancient Greek period last long? Is it a significant period of history?
• What came before it? What came after?
• Can you hypothesise why it might have come to an end?
• What other observations can you make about the timeline?
We had some super thinking for why the Ancient Greek era might have come to an end......
Joe said: "I think, knowing how brutal the Romans were going around capturing country by country, they invaded Greece and took over".
Max thought: "The Romans were starting to conquer lots and lots of Western Europe and Greece's hoplites were fending them off but seeing as Rome had a lot more soldiers, they were conquered and taken over."
Jade thought: "I think maybe it came to an end because Ancient Egypt wanted to be the longest time period, so they had a war and Greece came to an end."
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Before we start to find out about 'Crime and Punishment' throughout the ages, KS2 needed a whistle-stop tour of British History over the last 2000 years! Phew! Yes - we found out lots especially by researching in pairs using ipads. We found key facts about life in different periods with key events, key people and then shared these with the class.
UKS2 have begun their Ancient Greece topic with some problem solving. They worked in groups to piece together a timeline showing different historical periods and then had to work out where the Ancient Greeks fitted in. It helped them to see what had come before this time and just how long ago this period was.
They were also challenged to see if they could work out how long the Ancient Greek civilisation was around for using their timelines to help. It was a challenging task but all groups persevered to develop their chronological understanding.