100 Facts Ancient Greece for kids is bursting with exactly 100 fascinating facts, detailed images and fun activities to help children aged 7+ years learn everything they need to know about the lives of ancient Greeks.
• Simple projects throughout help reluctant and early readers understand the facts more clearly.
• Full-page artworks bring the ancient world to life.
• Comprehensive index enables children to navigate the topics easily.
100 Facts Ancient Greece for kids contains key topics about ancient Greece for children aged 7+ years in simple, exciting numbered facts. Every page showcases fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text.
Topics covered in 100 Facts Ancient Greece:
• Beliefs about the power of the Gods to punish and reward humans.
• The Battle of Troy and the famous wooden horse.
• Athens' rivalry with Sparta and the great battles between the armies.
'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• When their sons were marching off to war, Spartan women said 'Come back carrying your shield (victorious) or be carried on it (dead!)'.
• Pythagoras' followers believed in reincarnation. They were vegetarians – but they would not eat beans because they might contain reborn human souls!
• Once a year, Athenian citizens voted to ban unpopular people from their city for ten years.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive:
• Make Helen of Troy's crown using gold-coloured card, sequins and a string of beads.
• Quiz question: When was the first Olympic Games held?
• Make a Greek chiton using cloth, safety pins and a belt.
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