BBC Primary History – Ancient Greece
A site full of images, video, and resources about life in Ancient Greece. It features the game – Greek Hero – Solve tasks and learn about Sparta, Olympia, and Athens as you explore the city to become a Greek Hero! British Museum
British Museum Ancient Greece Site
Great for facts, reference, and interactive materials. Captain a trireme, see if you could be a Spartan Solider, and match the gods with actual artefacts – fun in the challenge section of each topic!
Ask the Oracle – an animated story about Apollo and the Oracle, as well as an interactive question and answer section with the Oracle – very good for learning about Delphi. There are a few edutainment type games on the site as well (Athenians vs. Amazons!) good for if someone needs a reward, but not very educationally strong.
Greek Pot Painter – a great little interactive tool to create greek pottery. I would use it to create a pot to match a myth we’ve read or written or part of greek life we have studied. You can even print or screen capture your creations!
Adventures in Ancient Greece – a nice little interactive looking at Athens, Sparta, Gods of Mount Olympus, and geography with a quiz at the end. Simple, but a good review exercise.
BrainPOP – again a great source of videos, quizzes and activities
For Ancient Greece they have movies on:
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Odyssey Online – an interactive portal to learn about life in Ancient Greece by examining real historical artefacts to piece together the civilization. It’s more of an interactive textbook, with a large amount of excellent information.
Greece: Secrets of the Past – an Imax film all about Ancient Greece. Absolutely stunning cinematography. I watched this film at the Imax theatre in Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and was very impressed. – Buy the DVD