There is so much to love about Ancient Greece. The art, philosophy, greek mythology, the origins of democracy…if I had to choose a time to go back and visit, Ancient Greece would be a contender. (Of course, I’d prefer to be an elite male, and would rather be someplace like Athens than Sparta.) I made these cards to help my 6 year old learn some of the general terminology related to Ancient Greece. In the future, I plan to get into more specific details regarding the people, places, and events most significant to this period of ancient history.
As with all the cards I make, these ones feature both full informational cards, as well as Montessori-style split cards that are meant to be matched. The “player” can choose from matching the picture to the term plus definition or just the term. Older students can match the term to the definition or try to match all 3 pieces at the same time (picture/word/definition). The child can challenge themselves or play a memory-style matching game with a grown-up or friend.
The full set of cards includes the following Ancient Greece vocabulary:
- beehive tomb
- Trojan horse
- Oracle of Delphi
- Cretan hieroglyphics
- Linear A
- Linear B
- Greek alphabet
Note that this post is part of a 4-part set on Ancient Greece. The other posts in the set include:
- Theseus and the Minotaur Shoebox Craft
- Greek Mythology God and Goddess Cards
- Ancient Greece Historical Figure Cards
- Paper for printing Ancient Greece Definition cards and corresponding control cards. (Note that the last 2 pages of each document do not need to be printed as they just contain legal information regarding sharing and image sources.)
- 15 thermal laminating pouches
Supplies & Tools:
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Print the Ancient Greece Definition cards and corresponding control cards.
- Laminate them using thermal laminating pouches (optional, could also use contact paper or not laminate them at all).
- Cut them out.
If you would like some resources to go with these cards, I recommend looking into the Usborne Encyclopedia of World History and the Kingfisher Atlas of World History. The Usborne book is more of a complete, chronological history, while the Kingfisher Atlas is a beautiful supplement for visual learners. I used both books to find the terms to make these cards. Note that both books have “ancient history” versions, but if you were going to buy them versus checking them out at the library, I recommend finding the world history books as they contain the ancient history pages.
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