Social Studies: Ancient Greece
General Ancient Greece
- Winged Sandals – Take the tour with Hermes, the messenger god, through a magical place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes, and fabulous monsters.
- Odyssey Online: Greece – Enjoy a complete interactive learning experience as you explore ancient Greece.
- Primary History – Ancient Greeks – Explore ancient Greece, viewing a timeline of its history, visiting the ancient Olympics, finding out what the theater was like thousands of years ago, and more.
- Ancient Greece for Kids – Learn all there is to know about the Greeks becoming one people, the daily life of the ancient Greeks, and the Greek city-states.
- The British Museum: Ancient Greece – Read stories, explore art, and challenge yourself by playing interactive games to learn about every aspect of ancient Greece.
- Kidipede Ancient Greece – Choose a topic and start exploring ancient Greece.
- Ancient Greece for Kids – Discover who the ancient Greeks were.
- KidsPast: The Ancient Greeks – Check out this kid-friendly information about the ancient Greeks.
- The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization – Enjoy an introduction to the history, culture, politics, art, and warfare of ancient Greece, with a timeline, a map, a look at life in Athens, and even ancient language lessons.
- The Ancient Greeks – Read this informative overview of the ancient Greeks.
- Ancient Greek City-States – Click on an ancient Greek city-state to learn more about it.
- Women in History: An Open Letter from the Young Women of Sparta – Read this fictional letter to compare and contrast the lives of women in Athens and in Sparta.
- The Fall of the Minoan Civilization – Discover how natural forces destroyed this ancient island civilization near Greece.
- Ancient Civilizations Architectural Contributions – Discover the architectural contributions of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
- Voyage Back in Time: Greece and Rome– Compare and contrast the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.
- The Greek Alphabet – Discover the symbols, translations, and pronunciations of the Greek Alphabet.
- Historical Tour: Greece – Peruse this excellent, concise overview of ancient Greece, written in outline format.
- Ancient Greece Audio and Video Collections – View one or more of the many audio and video clips about different aspects of this ancient civilization.
- Eyeconart: Art of Ancient Greece – Learn about the art of ancient Greece, from architecture to sculpture to ceramics.
- World History: Ancient Civilizations – Explore interactive social studies maps, including maps of Greek Trade, the Persian War, Greek City States, and more.
Pelopponesian and Persian Wars and Alexander the Great
Although many of the sites above have information about these wars and Alexander the Great’s military achievements, the websites below are dedicated to providing information specifically about Greek military might.
- The Delian League – Learn about the first war treasury.
- The Persian Wars – Read about this series of wars between the Greeks and the Persians.
- The Battle of Marathon – Explore this battle the Greeks fought against the Persian invaders.
- The Battle of Thermopylae – Read the story, explore the battlefield, and play a game toearn how the Spartans eventually defeated the Persians and their over-confident king, Xerxes.
- The Pelopponesian War – Learn about this war, lasting over twenty years, between the Athenians and the Spartans.
- Pelopponesian War – Read more about this war between the city-states.
- Historical Tour: Alexander the Great – Learn about this amazing Macedonian and his conquests by reading this outstanding overview, written in outline format.
- Alexander the Great – Discover more information about this mighty military leader.
- Alexander the Great of Macedon – Read about the life and conquests of Alexander III.
- The History of Macedonia – Learn about Alexander the Great’s homeland.
- The Traveler – Travel back in time to ancient Athens, but beware, wars are raging.
Although many of the sites above have information about the Olympics, the websites below are dedicated to providing information specifically about this Greek sporting spectacle.
- The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games – Explore the games, the athletes, the women, the politics, and the commercialism of the ancient Olympics.
- The Ancient Olympics – Learn about the games of old.
- The Olympics: Ancient vs. Modern – Compare and contrast the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
- Go for the Gold! The Olympic Games -Explore the Olympics, from the history of the games to up-to-date news reports and more!
- Ancient Olympic Events – Discover what the Olympics were like in ancient Greece.
Greek Myths, Legends, and Fables
Although many of the sites above have information about the myths, legends, and fables of ancient Greeks, the websites below are dedicated to providing information specifically about these Greek stories.
- Greek Mythology – Discover these Greek myths, told with a humorous flair.
- EncyclopediaMythica – Read myths from ancient Greece and every other imaginable culture.
- Wanted: Greek Gods – Play the role of a detective to investigate the gods of Mt. Olympus.
- Classical Mythology – Learn about the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, as well as the monsters and creatures featured in mythology.
- Old Greek Stories – Read a variety of ancient Greek stories here.
- Kidipede Greek Myths – Explore the myths of your choice.
- Folklore, Legends, & Mythology – Investigate this searchable database for all kinds of mythology.
- Herakles – Read about the adventures of this great Greek hero, sometimes called Hercules or Heracles.
- Jason and the Golden Fleece – Discover this classic hero’s adventure tale, which has been told for thousands of years.
- MythWeb – Explore this site is devoted to the heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology.
- MythNet – Peruse the myths, folklore, and stories of the Olympians, Titans, and some of the greatest heroes.
- Stories to Read and Tell – Greece – Read a plethora of great Greek stories.
- Aesop’s Fables – Listen to or read some of over one hundred of these classic fables.
- The Iliad by Homer – Read Book One of the Iliad, the famous epic poem by Homer.
- Internet Classics: The Iliad – Read Book I through XXIV of this famous epic by Homer.
- The Trojan War – Discover how an apple and an ill-fated beauty contest led to discord and war.
- Odysseus – Learn about Odysseus and his journey home after the Trojan War.
- Jason and the Argonauts – Investigate this interactive, which explores a dramatic interpretation of the Greek myth, Jason and the Argonauts.