This week marks my son’s one year anniversary of homeschooling. We didn’t finish learning about all the cultures in Ancient history that I had planned, but that’s okay. We’ll come back around to it. Before we move on though, I at least want to finish my learning material for Ancient Greece. First, we learned some terminology related to Ancient Greece. Then, we learned about the major gods and goddesses from Greek mythology. This latest installment teaches about some of the most important figures in Ancient Greek history. I’m not actually planning to use these Montessori-inspired cards with my 6 year old son now. They can wait until he’s a little older.
Like my other Montessori-inspired cards, these multi-part cards can be used for independent study or for a memory-style matching game. Younger kids might just want to match the names to the pictures. Older kids might want to match the names to the biographical info. For a real challenge, kids can match all 3 pieces at once, using the control cards to check their answers.
The following important historical figurs from Ancient Grece are included:
- Philip II
- Ptolomy I Soter
- Alexander the Great
If I were going to use these cards with younger kids, I would probably start with the most famous historical figures (Homer, Socrates, Plato, Alexander the Great…). Older kids can use the entire set of 20 cards to learn about some of the other influential Ancient Greeks. If you use a world history timeline (like the one I made), I also made some little labels that you can cut out and paste into your timeline.
Note that this post is part of a 4-part set on Ancient Greece. The other posts in the set include:
- Ancient Greece Definition Cards
- Theseus and the Minotaur Shoebox Craft
- Greek Mythology God and Goddess Cards
See my Ancient History page for a list of posts on other cultures such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up-to-date as this list of free resources grows.
Recommended Age Range: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Time Required: ~30 minutes
Cost: Free printable, less than $3 to laminate
- Paper for printing Ancient Greece Historical Figure 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
- Optional: paper for printing Ancient Greeks for History Timeline (only first page needs to be printed)
Supplies & Tools:
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Print the Ancient Greece Historical Figure 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.
- Print Ancient Greeks for History Timeline if using.
- Cut out the labels and glue them into a blank world history timeline.
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Oh my goodness! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks so much for sharing. They will definitely be put to good use. :)
I’m so glad! :)
You have saved me a heap of work by sharing these.
I really appreciate the work you have done!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you find my resources useful. :)