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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Advent 2 - Groundbreaking Greeks


Year 5 History Topics | Primary Curriculum | Cornerstones Education


In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, we will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations, the devastation of the Dark Age and the breakthroughs and developments of the Archaic and Classical periods. We will explore how the geography of Greece affected the development of city states and explore Athens, learning about the structure of the government and society. We will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. We will learn about the leadership of Alexander the Great and discover how ancient Greece became part of the Roman Empire after the Hellenistic period. We will also explore how the Romans respected and developed Greek ideas, making them their own and spreading them throughout the Roman Empire. To end the project, we will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects our lives today.