Chariot racing, peplos weaving, cooking, and helmet making!
Anything can happen when you spend the day in ancient Greece!
It is over two thousand years ago in Athens, Greece, and you areinvited to join a typical family as they celebrate the birthday ofthe goddess Athena. Take a trip with twelve-year-old Alexander tosee the athletes competing in the pentathlon. Work along withten-year-old Helen as she weaves a gift for Athena. Meet theirfather, Philip, as he tends to sick patients, and their mother,Penelope, as she prepares for the special evening feast.
Celebrate the history of ancient Greece with more than a dozenexciting activities! Write a letter using the Greek alphabet. Makea snake bracelet as a gift for a friend. Create masks to wear inyour own play. Build a chariot that you can race on the sidewalksof your town! And at the end of your day, bring your own familytogether with Alexander, Helen, Philip, and Penelope to enjoy afeast under the stars!
About the Author
LINDA HONAN is the Program Director of the Higgins Armory Museum and developer of three educational TV series for children on world history topics. ELLEN KOSMER is Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at Worcester State College. Linda Honan is the author and Ellen Kosmer the illustrator of Picture the Middle Ages: The Middle Ages Resource Book.
Table of Contents
Waking Up in Athens.
At the Theater.
Lunch in the Agora.
The Chariot Race.
The Boat Race.
The Hoplite Race.
Getting Ready for the Parade.
The Great Parade.