This year in our 7th grade social studies class we have recently been wrapping up the Greeks. The last thing we are doing before we start learning about Romans are centers. There is about 6 individual centers. For each center there is there is a group and in every group the is from around 3-5 people. In each center there are different Greek activities to complete. I think this was a great way to wrap up the Greeks.
One of the centers was about Greek literature. In that center all you had to do was play a game on the computer. In the game you would have to read the definition of a Greek root and find a word that used that Greek root. While you were doing that you would have to record the definition of the word that you chose and the Greek root on a piece of paper. Then after everyone in your group was finished you all would each pick a word and write down the word that everyone picked.
Another one of the centers was Greek mythology. In that center all you had to do was watch a brainpop video about Greek gods and goddesses. After you watch the video you had to go out to the library and find two books. One of them had to be fiction about Greek mythology and the other one had to be non-fiction. Greek drama and theatre were also one of the centers. I that center you play a game where it would tell you all of the places in Greek theatre. After that you fill in all of the places on a piece of paper.
In the center Greek architecture your group and you would have to list materials that ancient Greeks would have used to build stuff. When you are finished with that you would’ve had to look up buildings with Greek columns. Up on a board at the Greek architecture center there were certain building that you couldn’t use for the ones that you had to look up.
The last two centers were build a body and stuff the brains. IN each one there would be different papers that would have clues. In the body builder center you had to read the papers and stick the answers to which body the paper came from. Then in the stuff the brains center there were four papers and each one had clues about different people. There was little slips of paper that would match the papers and you would stuff them into the brains of the people on the paper.
So after we finished all of the centers we are gonna have to take an assessment on all of them. I really think the ancient Greek centers were a really creative and fun way to wrap up the Greeks. I’m really excited to start learning about the Romans!