Need good ideas for Greece Project

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  1. blondierox4u

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    I teach learning support social studies and we just started Greece and the study of the area and everything. I know there is a lot of neat things that go along with it. I have one student and I want to give her a fun project we can work on and also possible a small chapter book to read. Does anyone have any good ideas for projects and books that can be read!!!?!??!?!?!?!?:confused:
     
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    Ancient or modern Greece?
     
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    Ancient
     
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    How about something on the origins of the Olympics? Have her design her own Olympics-- the sports (or non-sports activities-- you could ask for 3 of each), an Olympic emblem, a song, and so on.

    Also, try here: http://www.edhelper.com/geography/Greece.htm
     
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    One of my best friends is from Greece and her parents are here visiting. They know all about greek history, and could probably suggest a neat project or recipe she could do. Would you and the student like to email her? It would probably be neat for your student to talk to someone who lives that lifestyle-food, language, religion, customs, etc. and then she could learn about what parts of ancient greek culture are still part of their culture today. (Don't worry-she gets sucked into my school projects all the time).
     
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    my daughters class just carved ivory soap as if it was the marble they used to make their statures and art out of. They used wooden tools used for manicure ans carved relief as if it was marble. I helped it was fun!
     
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    I had my kids look for examples of Greek architecture (columns - we reviewed all different types and their characteristics) and then had them search for a place in town (there's at least 10 on every block that qualify!). I thought it would be a nice display mixing elements of our town with our studies. They had to research the building and sum it all up in a well-written paragraph and then draw or sketch the building on 8.5" x 11" paper. Taking a photo, with permission of the owner if it was a house, was extra credit (2 points only). They are due Wednesday. Curious to see what I get.
     
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    Our local science museum had an imax film about greece a few months ago. Here is the link to the teacher's guide: Greece Teacher's Guide
    Check out the family fun guide too. You can also see if it is playing anywhere near you.
     
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    Have the kids make a mosaic out of torn pieces of paper.
     
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    You could do a group project in which kids creat their own city state; that is what I have always done. Bascally, the kids are put into groups with both boys and girls. The boys are responsible for learning greek math, creating a vase, greek numbers, establishing a consitution for their city state, and a few more things. The girls are responsbile for the upkeep of the classroom, and doing various art projects. No one may leave their city state, if they enter into another city state they must play someone from the city state in which they trespassed in a game of chess. If the tresspaser looses they become a slave of the the other group for that day and loose 5 points off their grade. Girls are also not allowed to create the rules and for the purpose of the simulation they are not as equal as men. They also must be accompanied by a boy when leaving the classroom.
     
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    Check out my name. I think I'm eminently qualified to field this one! :)
    THEATRE, THEATRE, THEATRE!
    Greece is where Western theatre started. You could talk about plays and what makes a tragedy a tragedy (Aristotle - The Poetics). Then you could have them write and perform their own tragedy.
    Or you could make masks! Give them several characters from which to choose and create a simple mask using paper bags or paper plates or you could create more involved masks with felt and glue or decorate the plain white masks you can buy at Party City.
    I have more if you want...
    :)
     

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