Languages - Classics

THIRD YEAR

THIRD YEAR CLASSICAL CIVILISATION

Theme & Topic

Areas covered

Activities and extension

Resources

AUTUMN TERM

MINOAN CRETE

Destruction

Sir Arthur Evans and Excavation

The Palace

Art work and Trade

Mythological background – Daedalus and Icarus/ Theseus and Minotaur

Significance of the Bull

Creative work: Diary of discovery

Storytelling

Designing artwork

The Trade Game – appreciation of trading importance value of items

Mary Renault: The King must Die

Longman – Minoan Crete

Minoan artefacts to study

Half term

ROMAN ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE

Public Baths – Layout, activities, experience

The amphitheatre – design, different events, performers and equipment, experience

The theatre – design, pantomime artists, Roman comedies, experience

Exploration of Roman Bath – site, curse tablets, religious aspect, tombstones, experience

Creative work : descriptions, eye witness accounts, making curse tablets

Drama – Roman comedy and appreciation of its conventions/ comparisons with modern comedy

Documentary making on Roman Bath – understanding of its function and importance

Longman booklet on Roman entertainment

Study of artefacts from Bath – curse tablets etc

Visit to Roman Bath

SPRING TERM

SPARTA

Geography and site

History of settlement

Social system – Spartans, Perioikoi, Helots

Education System

Spartan women

Fighting tactics: Thermopylae

Creative work: use of maps

Recreation of education system

Interviews with Spartans of different classes – appreciation of status

Booklet on Sparta

YouTube: Horrible Histories

Half Term

ROMAN HEROES

Story of Aeneas and the Foundation of Rome

Hercules involvement with establishment of Rome

Creative work: diary entries, descriptions,

Storytelling, film making, artwork

Virgil: the Aeneid

SUMMER TERM

CLASSICAL THEATRE

Development of theatre as a festival of Dionysus

The Theatre of Dionysus in Athens,

The City Dionysia

Greek Tragedy

Greek Comedy

Creative work – description of festival and experience, frieze of procession

Study of several plays and themes

Use of a selection of plays

Visual images of theatre – Greek vases

Half Term

EITHER: CREATION OF ROMAN PROVINCE

OR: PLAY PERFORMING