Greece and Rome Resources for Middle School Teachers

Ancient Greece Thematic Unit

The Ancient Greece Thematic Unit is based on Ancient Greece by Anne Pearson and Greek Myths. The D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths is highly recommended as well. This 80-page reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities in language arts, math, science, history, art and life skills. Also includes answers to worksheets and bibliography. $9.97. Grades 5-8. www.rocksolidinc.com/catalog/ancient-greecethematic-unit--study.htm

Ancient Rome Thematic Unit

The Ancient Rome Thematic Unit is based on Ancient Rome by Simon James. This 80-page reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities in language arts, math, science, history, geography, art and life skills. Also includes answers to worksheets and bibliography. $9.97. Grades 5-8. www.rocksolidinc.com/catalog/ancient-romethematic-unit-study.htm

Draw and Write Through History: Greece and Rome

By Carylee Gressman and Peggy Dick

This second book in the series combines History, Bible, Handwriting and Art from 600 B.C. to A.D. 395. Your student will learn about the Hanging Gardens, Greece, the Great Wall of China/Hannibal, and Rome. It is aimed at ages 8+, but adaptable for younger students. Each drawing is broken down into steps, and each step is done in color. Handwriting practice begins at the cursive level. $9.94. www.rocksolidinc.com

Empires: The Roman Empire in the First Century

Two thousand years ago, at the dawn of the first century, the ancient world was ruled by Rome. Through the experiences, memories and writings of the people who lived it, this series tells the story of that timeā€”the emperors and slaves, poets and plebeians, who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen and shaped the Roman empire in the first century A.D. PBS DVD, $19.99 www.teacher.shop.pbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=1822748&cp=1398552

Empires: The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

Dramatic storytelling and state-of-the-art computer animation re-create Classical Greece of the fourth and fifth centuries, B.C, founder of modern science, politics, warfare, philosophy, and source of breathtaking art and architecture. This dazzling production charts the rise, triumph, and eventual decline of the world's first democracy. Witness it all through the eyes of Pericles, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. PBS DVD, $19.99. www.teacher.shop.pbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=1402879&cp=&sr=1&kw=greece&origkw=greece&parentPage=search

Greenleaf Ancient Greece Timechart

This colorful time chart measures 11" x 34" and is printed on both sides with information covering the specified time periods. Sections include cultural periods, Greece, Famous Men of Greece (refers to chapters in this book), Other Nations, Bible, and Misc. On the back there are graphical timelines of Ancient History, Medieval History, and Modern History. $4.95. www.rocksolidinc.com

Greenleaf Ancient Rome Timechart

This colorful time chart measures 11" x 34" and is printed on both sides with information covering the specified time periods. Sections include Roman Age, Rome, Famous Men of Rome (refers to chapters in this book), Other Nations, Bible, and Misc. On the back there are graphical timelines of Ancient History, Medieval History, and Modern History. $4.95. www.rocksolidinc.com

Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of Greece

For each chapter in the Famous Men of Greece, Cynthia Shearer has provided a study guide to assist you in formulating an interactive history/story time, or give your older students a guide for accountability in this history course. Each chapter includes lists of people and places and words that pertain to the period of time, as well as discussion topics. Background information is provided to enhance the study along with other suggested books to help along the way. In the back of this book you'll find a chronological overview of Greek history. Paperback, $9.95.

Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of Rome

For each chapter in the Famous Men of Rome, Cynthia Shearer has provided a study guide to assist you in formulating an interactive history/story time, or give your older students a guide for accountability in this history course. Each chapter includes lists of people and places and words that pertain to the period of time, as well as discussion topics. Background information is provided to enhance the study along with other suggested supplemental texts to help along the way. In this book you'll find a section on the geography of Rome, a chronological overview of Roman history and more. Paperback, $9.95. www.rocksolidinc.com

Pompeii

Resources for teachers and students. www.fieldmuseum.org/pompeii/oplontis.asp

Majority Rules: Ancient Greek Art and Culture

These downloadable lesson plans from the Carlos Museum at Emory University (Georgia) include instructions on making a paper vessel book or a Greek inspired architecture book.
www.carlos.emory.edu/PDF/Book_Lesson.pdf