100 Facts Ancient Greece for kids is bursting with exactly 100 fascinating facts, detailed images and fun activities to help children aged 6-10 years learn everything they need to know about the lives of ancient Greeks. - Simple projects throughout help reluctant and early readers understand the facts more clearly.- Full-page artworks bring the ancient world to life.- Comprehensive index enables children to navigate the topics easily. Synopsis - Product details100 Facts Ancient Greece for kids contains key topics about ancient Greece for children aged 6-10 years in simple, exciting numbered facts. Every page showcases fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. Topics covered in 100 Facts Ancient Greece: - Beliefs about the power of the Gods to punish and reward humans.- The Battle of Troy and the famous wooden horse.- Athens' rivalry with Sparta and the great battles between the armies. 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - When their sons were marching off to war, Spartan women said 'Come back carrying your shield (victorious) or be carried on it (dead!)'.- Pythagoras' followers believed in reincarnation. They were vegetarians - but they would not eat beans because they might contain reborn human souls!- Once a year, Athenian citizens voted to ban unpopular people from their city for ten years. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive: - Make Helen of Troy's crown using gold-coloured card, sequins and a string of beads.- Quiz question: When was the first Olympic Games held?- Make a Greek chiton using cloth, safety pins and a belt.
This is Book 2 in the 100 Facts Series. See all 100 Facts books here.
Fiona Macdonald, the author, is a historian specialising in writing books for the children's market. Her previous titles include Step into the Aztec and Maya Worlds....More about Fiona MacDonald