Monday, February 8, 2010

Unit Study: Ancient Greece


It's been a while since we've done an unit study, but I've been wanting to make another go at one since we all loved them so much. The next three months will be spent studying Ancient Greece (and a touch of Rome).

In compiling this list I went to many resources and I'm sure the list will continue to grow as I research. My good friend Linda (remember the book lists?) was a huge resource especially for the classically based books. Here is our book list for the study of Ancient Greece in a unit study:

Books:
Ancient Greece! (crafts and fun projects)
The Odyssey
Iliad
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
The Odyssey for Boys and Girls By Alfred J. Church
Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now by Jane Andrews
History News: The Greek News by Anton Howell
The Story of the Golden Fleece
The Last Days of Socrates by Plato (Me & Scholar Phase)
Ancient Athletic Games
Time Warp Trio: It's All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka
Time Warp Trio: See You Later Gladiator by Jon Scieszka
The Spartan by Caroline Dale Snedeker
Theras and His Town by Caroline Dale Snedeker
Theras The Story of an Athenian Boy by Caroline Snedeker
The Buried City of Pompeii: What It Was Like When Vesuvius Exploded (I Was There) by Shelley Tanaka
Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld
The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
Lantern Barriers by Rosemary Sutcliff
Ancient Greece (Interfact) by W. Wharfe
Tales from Greek Mythology by Katharine Pyle
If I Were a Kid in Ancient Greece: Children of the Ancient World by Cobblestone Publishing
Children of ancient Greece by Louise Lamprey
Lightning Thief Series by Percy Jackson
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
Greek Myths, by Ingri & Edgar D'Aulaire,
Famous Men of Greece, by Haaren & Poland

Textbooks/Encylopedia:

Usborne's Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
National Geographic Almanac of World History

Videos:
David Macaulay's World of Ancient Engineering

2 comments:

The Greevers Posse said...

My kids loved learning about this.

Their favorite parts were:
The Mycenaeans & the Barbarians
The Spartans & the Athenians
And the polytheist viewpoint on the Greek Gods vs a monotheist viewpoint as we hold with our Heavenly Father.

Have fun with this one.
Lots of great battle stories to be told...

~DeAyn

Texasblu said...

Thanks Shi! Appreciate you sharing that. :)