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(Summer Camp) Landmarks in Ancient Greek History

In this five-day camp students will explore major events in ancient Greek history: the creation of autonomous, self-governing cities, the birth of democracy, philosophy and sciences, and the expansion of Greece in the East
Spyridon (Spiros) Loumakis
730 total reviews for this teacher
21 reviews for this class
Completed by 102 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$20 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

In this camp the students will be able to appreciate the beauty and importance of the study of ancient history. Having studied myself history at a graduate and postgraduate level, and trained in archaeological excavations, ancient languages (Greek, Latin), and the use of various aspects of ancient material culture (art, architecture, coins etc), I want to bring this full picture to my classes. 

We will discuss together in class not just about events and personnalities of ancient Greek history, but also about major Greek monuments, Greek art, Greek religion, and Greek society.
Ancient History means also appreciating ancient cultures, respecting them, learning from their mistakes, and admiring them for their accompishments. History can be also used as a point of reference or a measure of comparison between an ancient pre-modern society and our contemporary post-modern world. 

For students who are taking Greek History classes at their school, this camp may also function as a refresher to what they already know, strengthen their knowledge, advance their understading and sharpen their critical thinking. 
I have a B.A. and M.A. in ancient Greek history and archaeology, as well as an M.A. in history and phiosophy of religions. I have excavated in ancient Greek sites, I speak ancient and modern Greek and I am currently finishing my PhD. 
Since it is a camp offered during the holidays break, I believe that homework - more than reading the camp handout - as learners' class prpearation has no meaning. Other than the general layout of the class, students should come ready to enjoy this journey to ancient Greece and to feel comfortable in participating in the class discussion which will not be based in their preparation but in their ability to think and observe.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I do not believe that a letter grade is meaningful for a camp on Landmarks of ancient Greek history. However, as I often do with my one-time classes, which are always small classes (up to 7 students), I communicate with the parents and the children directly, providing my personal comments, private feedback and an informal assessment.
5 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Spyridon (Spiros) Loumakis
Lives in Canada
PhD Candidate, Professional Researcher, Active Scholar, Happy Father
730 total reviews
506 completed classes

About Me

As a father of two young kids, I put a lot of effort so as to entertain them in a productive, and educational way, making sure I feed their natural curiosity and encourage them to keep asking questions. Undoubtedly, television and video games are... 
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