Two white sheets or pieces of fabric approx. 40 inches in width and the length of the child, measured from head to toe. A belt or piece of rope Brooches, badges or safety pins. Sandals or pumps with ribbons attached at the side so when fastened up the leg, the criss-cross effect gives the appearance of Greek sandals. Sometimes women wore flowers in their hair as a head-dress.
Hold one sheet up against the person and fold the top down to shoulder height. Repeat for the back with the second sheet. Pin both together at the shoulder with safety pins or brooches, then tie around the waist with the belt or rope.
As above, except only pinning the sheets together at one shoulder. Fold down at the unpinned side. In Ancient Greece, the older you were, the longer your tunic was. You can decorate the edges with gold writing or cut a stencil out to decorate with a swirl.
The children assume the role of a Greek character and are questioned by the remainder of the class also in role.
They can ask the questions either as themselves, so their point of view is outside the drama, or they can adopt a role within the drama and ask questions from this perspective. If the class is in role, this helps to focus the kinds of questions asked. This is a useful probing technique which seeks to develop knowledge of the characters' motives, attitudes and behaviour and increases awareness of the complex nature of human behaviour.
The land of Greece is made up of mainland Greece and the numerous islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. It is a mountainous country with hot dry summers and rain only in winter. The early Greek settlements developed as small independent communities cut off from each other by the mountains and often competing for the best land, because the fertile arable soil is in short supply. Each of the city-states which developed out of these communities had a strong individual identity, and citizens were very loyal to their home state and to its patron deity. This miscellaneous collection of city-states sometimes joined together for mutual defence and did so most successfully against the Persians. The Greeks produced a glorious culture which has had a profound effect on western civilization through succeeding centuries, reverberating right down to the present day. They scaled the heights in literature, the visual and dramatic arts, in philosophy and politics, in sport, and in many other aspects of human life. Greek civilization reached its peak in Athens in the fifth century B.C.