Ancient Greece: Religion

In this lesson plan, we’ll be diving into the world of Ancient Greek religion. The Ancient Greeks were deeply religious people, and their beliefs and rituals played a significant role in their daily lives. This lesson aims to give students an understanding of the gods and goddesses worshipped in Ancient Greece and the role religion played in society.

We’ll start by discussing the Ancient Greek gods. The pantheon of Ancient Greek gods consisted of 12 significant deities, including Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, and Apollo, to name a few. Each god had a specific role and personality, and they were worshipped in temples and sanctuaries throughout the Greek world.

Next, we’ll explore the Delphi Oracle and the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. The Delphi Oracle was one of the most important religious sites in Ancient Greece and was believed to be the centre of the world. The Temple of Apollo at Delphi was the most important temple dedicated to the god Apollo and was considered the centre of his worship.

Student activities in this lesson will include a mini-research task to learn more about one of the Ancient Greek gods. This will give them a deeper understanding of the deity and its role in Ancient Greek society. The group work activity will challenge students to work together to create a presentation on the Delphi Oracle and the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. This will give them a chance to collaborate and share their knowledge.

Finally, the role-play activity will bring the Ancient Greek religion to life. Students will take on the roles of the gods and goddesses and act out a scenario in a temple setting. This will give them a chance to experience the rituals and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks and better understand the role religion played in their daily lives.

In conclusion, this “Ancient Greek Religion” worksheet will give students a comprehensive understanding of Ancient Greek religion and the gods and goddesses worshipped in this remarkable civilisation. Through interactive activities such as a mini-research task, group work, and role-play, students will gain a deeper appreciation of the beliefs and rituals of the Ancient Greeks and their impact on the world.

Ancient Greece Religion Student Worksheet

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Description:Student activities include a mini-research task, group work, and a role-play.
Estimated lessons:2-3
Ages11-14 years
Format Word Document

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