Virtual Workshop: Ancient Greece
Meet Aegeus, a Spartan warrior and father. He is proud to be husband to a strong Spartan woman and the father of two strong boys, both of whom are already training to become Spartan warriors themselves. Aegeus boastfully shares aspects of Spartan life, including Sparta’s prospects at the upcoming Olympic Games. But he has concerns about the rival city-state of Athens and their empire building. Sparta must be prepared to go to war.
The topics covered during the workshop include:
- Spartan life and beliefs
- Sparta’s warrior culture
- Spartan training practices, which start at age 7
- The Olympic Games
- Contrasts between Sparta and Athens, including how they relate with one another
How Does the Workshop Work?
The new workshops consist of two key elements:
- Individual activities kits for each child in your group .
- A pre-recorded video made by our knowledgeable teachers.
The workshops can take place in your own room at your own pace – we give you access to the video for several days, so you can rewind, replay, or break up the activities as you see fit.
Our school trials so far indicate that they can fill up to half a day.
For a small additional fee, you can add an optional hour of “live” teaching time with one of our qualified teachers. This extra time, which takes place via video conferencing software, offers extra engagement to the day and allows the children to probe further into the learning.
What Activities are Included?
As mentioned, each child will receive an activities kit to match the video. There are a few basic supplies such as PVA glue, scissors, and pencils that the school will need to provide, but otherwise the children will receive the necessary materials to make six projects:
- A mosaic tile
- A laurel wreath
- A clay charm for luck or good fortune
- A medicine bag
- A tile painting
- A soap carving
The workshop will also come with an information sheet for teachers, which will detail the learning outcomes, extra supplies that might be needed and possible follow-up learning.
How Much Does a Virtual Workshop Cost?
Please visit our pricing page for the latest costings.
How Do I Book a Workshop?
Please feel free to contact us by form, e-mail or telephone. Let us know the week you would like to use the workshop, and whether you would like the optional live teaching time, and we are happy to help.
Since the virtual workshops do not depend on our diary, you may order them at anytime. (But do allow enough time for delivery!)
Do You Offer an In-School Version of the Workshop?
Yes! Our in-school workshop explores life in Athens during the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. You can learn more about it on our Life in Ancient Greece page.
Please be aware, however, that we operate in a limited travel area, and mileage (and possibly B&B charges) will apply. If your school is far from our offices, and/or your group is very small, a virtual workshop may be a better fit for you.
Feel free to contact us with questions and we are happy to look at options with you.