Languages - Classics

SECOND YEAR

SECOND YEAR CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

Theme & Topic

Areas covered

Activities and extension

Resources

AUTUMN TERM

EAGLE OF THE NINTH: ARMY AND TOWN.

Using the text to explore aspects of life in Roman Britain and the army, exploration of characters

Creative: make your own Roman standards

Rosemary Sutcliffe: The Eagle of the Ninth

The Eagle dvd

BBC The Eagle of the Ninth

Longman book on Roman Army

Half term

ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES

Site, origins and mythological links, religious aspect, contests, importance to Greek world

Some comparison with modern Olympics

Creative: diary of events, eye witness accounts

Programme making

Understanding of the differences between ancient and modern events, values and expectations

SPRING TERM

MYTHOLOGY: JASON AND MEDEA

Using the story to explore other mythological characters and stories (Argonauts such as Orpheus, Heracles, Castor and Pollux, Hylas, Peleus), ancient seafaring, idea of the hero, women (Medea), mythology on Greek vases and later art etc.

Use of Google docs to create notes on all episodes

Creative work: diary

To develop an appreciation of eh theme behind mythology

Half Term

DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE

The house

Men and Women’s duties

Childhood

Marriage

Education

Slaves

Symposium

Creative: life as a slave

Research on modern slavery

Discussion of ancient expectations of the sexes and of roles within marriage

SUMMER TERM

PROJECT OF CHOICE

Half Term

PROJECT TO BE CONTINUED