Greenleaf Timeline of Greece, discuss what myths and legends are
Review OT Spread of people,
Descendants of Noah's three sons, Tower of Babel, etc.
Read: The Greeks: pages 64-65 "Gods
D'Aulaire's Greek Myths: pages 9 - 23
Make "Book of the Centuries" (explain the difference
between BC and AD)
Discuss how as Man sinned and moved away from God, he had to replace
the truth with lies. Man was created to worship, and since he had moved away from the truth,
he set up lies to worship. Some, like the Egyptians, worshipped gods from nature, and the Greeks
set up gods who were just like humans, with the same problems and personalities.
Compare the story of Pandora's box to the story of Original
Sin in the Bible.
Read: The Children's Homer Part I ch. 1 - 6
The Children's Homer part I chs. 7 - 13
Famous Men of Ancient Greece (Greenleaf): (At least two of the following)
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Theseus and the Minotaur
Read: The Greeks (Usborne): pages 3-13
Week 3 and Week 4
The Children's Homer Part I chs. 14 -
Visit web site: www.cfcc.net/dutch/Greece.htm
and look up Ancient Olympics
www.scholastic.com/olympicgames/index.asp for modern Olympics
The Greeks (Usborne): 58 -59
Eyewitness Book: Olympics
Watch Opening Ceremonies for
Olympics 2000 in Sydney Australia on Sept 15th
Watch video: Chariots of Fire. Discuss Eric
Liddell, and read about his missionary work as well.
The Children's Homer Part II chs. 1 - 6
Visit Web Site: www.cfcc.net/dutch/greece.htm
and look up Troy and Trojan War
Read: The Greeks: pages 14 -15 "The Trojan War"
America Ch. 5,sections 5.1 Aegan Civilization
Discuss the sayings, "He's the Achilles Heel of the team"
and "The boys used the excuse of the lost wallet as the Trojan Horse to get back into
Make a Trojan Horse out of Legos
The Children's Homer Part II chs. 7 - 14
and Social Structure of Greece
Make map of Greece and surrounding countries (Use encyclopedia,
and websites for info)
Read: The Greeks: pgs. 16 - 19, 20-21, 24-27 (economy, farming,
social structure and government)
Before America Ch. 5, sections 5.2 (Early Greece)
From The Roots Up - Greek Alphabet
Begin using English from the Roots Up, One Word per
week (Sarah Only)
The Children's Homer Part II chs. 15 - End of Book
Greeks: pgs. 22 -23 "Sparta"
Read: The Greeks: 24 -31
Before America Ch. 5,
sect. 5.3--5.4 (How people lived in Sparta, How People lived in Athens)
Website: www.cfcc.net/dutch/Greece.htm for information about culture and foods and
What is a marathon?
What is 22 miles from our home? Could you run that far without
Drive 22 miles west on Rts. 7 and find out what's there!
Xerxes is also known
as Ahasuerus in the Bible, husband of Esther. Read Esther together to learn more.
Archimedes and the Door of Science, chs. 1 - 3
The Greeks: pages 40 -41 "The Persian Wars"
Before America Ch. 5, section 5.5
(The Greeks Defeat Mighty Persia)
Website: www.cfcc.net/dutch/Greece.htm for information about Persian Wars
Archimedes and the Door of Science chs. 4 - 6
The Greeks: pgs. 52 -53 "Childhood Education"
Before America: 5.6 (Great Artists,
Thinkers, and Writers of Ancient Greece)
Activity: 1. Make a machine using legos, Lincoln logs, tinker
toys, etc. to demonstrate Archimedes discoveries of levers, pulleys, and inclined planes
Recreate Archimedes experiment to demonstrate displacement
3. Narrate Archimedes discoveries
of astronomy, using our star chart as visual aid.
Archimedes and the Door of Science chs. 7 - 9
The Greeks: pgs. 72 - 73 The Rise of Macedonia and Alexander the Great
Before America Chapter
5, section 5.7 Greek Ideas Spread Far
1. Use counters to demonstrate square, triangular
and cube numbers, as shown in ch. 9 of Archimedes.
Archimedes and the Door of Science chs. 10 - 12
Read: The Greeks:
pages 78 - 79 "Philosophers"
Before America Chapter 5, Review Questions and Narration
Archimedes war machines. Draw a picture of one of them. How did King Hiero convince Archimedes
to build them?
Archimedes and the Door of Science chs. 13 -14 (end of book)
Men of Ancient Greece: The Fall of Greece
The Greeks: pgs. 76 - 77
Read two more D'Aulaire's