Parthenon Athens Greek Horrible History

Horrible Greek Workshop

$99.00

Take a guided tour through Greece and Macedon by way of Headmaster Galahad and the acclaimed Horrible Histories series: a fun and accessible introduction to wicked, weird and woeful events of the ancient world.  Our end goal? To instill an unbridled love of history and the desire to go forward and explore in-depth even more world events, Horrible and otherwise. In and outside the webinars, this class will focus on the stories of the people of these ancient empires, while also beginning to introduce critical thinking skills and primary source analysis in supplement to the Horrible Histories.

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Take a guided tour through Greece and Macedon by way of Headmaster Galahad and the acclaimed Horrible Histories series: a fun and accessible introduction to wicked, weird and woeful events of the ancient world.  Our end goal? To instill an unbridled love of history and the desire to go forward and explore in-depth even more world events, Horrible and otherwise. In and outside the webinars, this class will focus on the stories of the people of these ancient empires, while also beginning to introduce critical thinking skills and primary source analysis in supplement to the Horrible Histories.

This course covers:

  • The Greeks
  • Alexander the Great

This is 6-session early middle school workshop. Bi-weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Links to required books:

The best source for Horrible Books in the United States is Horrible Ray in CaliforniaSome books may also be available at your local library. Any edition is acceptable, so if you find an inexpensive used copy, feel free to purchase.  Reading assignments are posted by section, not page number.

Topics Covered

History and Critical Thinking
What is a Greek?
The Persian ‘Enemy’
Herodotus v. Homer
Life and Death as a Greek
Greek Belief
Athens v. Sparta
Rise of Macedon
The Truth About Alexander
The End of Alexander and the Hellenistic World

Challenge Level

Appropriate for ages 8 and up. This is a middle school history course open to students who are looking for a fun and accessible entry to ancient history and critical thinking about historical events, people and beliefs.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 1 – 2 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmaster Galahad

Reading List

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks
Horribly Famous: Alexander the Great and his Claim to Fame or Dead Famous: Alexander the Great

Usually Offered

Summer Session

Available Sessions

Summer M/W 1pm Pacific, Summer T/Th 10am Pacific

Prerequisites

None. Students must be able to read at the 5th grade level or above (Lexile 780+), and have sufficient typing skills to communicate effectively with classmates in complete sentences.