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Travel Camp to Ancient Greece ~ Journey Through Time

Explore ancient Greece in this ONGOING INTERACTIVE Summer Camp. Learn about daily life, inventions, warfare, gods, philosophy, architecture, medicine and more! New topic/theme each week, handouts, review games and optional weekly project.
Ms. Ganley
45 total reviews for this teacher
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30 minutes
per class
3x per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will have fun learning more about Ancient Greek Culture.  Depending upon the topic or theme of the lesson, students will be able to...
* understand the difference between BCE and CE
* locate Greece and the island of Crete on a map
* locate the Aegean Sea, Sea of Crete, Mediterranean Sea, and Ionian Sea
* describe what a day in the life of a child living in ancient Greece would be like
* explain who Homer is and his contribution to Greek Mythology
* define vocabulary words related to the lesson - (example)  archeologist, polis, acropolis, archaic, democracy, oligarchy
* summarize the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and explain its lesson

EXAMPLE Lesson Goals:  Students will be able to explain...
"BCE stand for BEFORE COMMON ERA.  As time passes, the years actually become smaller in number as events occur closer to the birth of Jesus, which begins with year 1 and the letter CE for COMMON ERA."

"The Minoans were an early Greek civilization who lived on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea until the 11th century BCE. The Minoans were named after the mythical King Minos, who was one of the many sons of Zeus."  

"The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is a myth about keeping promises.  According to legend, king Minos ruled Athens and forced the Athenians to send young people into the labyrinth containing the Minotaur  every nine years. The Minotaur was a terrible monster with the body of a man, and the head of a bull.  If King Minos would stop his attacks, the king of Athens would offer children to feed the Minotaur. However, the king of Athens' son - Theseus - volunteers to enter the labyrinth and kill the Minotaur."  (Take this class to find out how he does it!)
As a parent and state-certified (retired) teacher, I am very passionate about educating students in ways that they learn best.
Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Bachelor of Arts, Education

Certified Standard Secondary Education (6 -12th)
Highly Qualified English, ESL Endorsed

Certified Standard Career and Technical Education and Training - Education Professions

Certified Standard Elementary Education (1 - 8th)

Approved Areas: English as a Second Language K - 12, Middle Grades 5 - 9
 Adjunct Faculty
· Introduction to Education, EDU 221
· Cultural Diversity, EDU 230
· Children's Literature, EDU 291
· The Art of Storytelling, EDU 292

 Educators Academy Presenter:  Teaching Elementary Writing

Adjunct Faculty for Continuing Education
TESL/ESL Instructional and Assessment Methods
Foundations of Instruction, Advanced SEI Methods
Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners
Classroom Management, Maintaining an Effective Learning Environment 
Optional teacher created "homework" game to review lesson content.
Optional hands on project related to weekly theme or topic.
*Homework will be supported through private messaging when students have questions or clarifications.
 1 file available upon enrollment
** Prior to our first class together, please help your student know how to open another window to play Kahoot or BLOOKET. (Signing up for FREE ACCOUNTS with and will make it even easier to input the game pin.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Home School Grade Available Upon Request - will require 3 week time commitment and outside work.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
** Prior to our first class together, please help your student know how to open another window to play games.  Signing up for FREE ACCOUNTS with and will make it even easier to input the game pin.
Tools of the Ancient Greeks - A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece by Kris Bordessa

Ancient Greece for Kids: A Captivating Guide to Greek History, from the Mycenean Civilization and the Trojan War through the Golden Age of Pericles to the Hellenistic Era and Roman Conquests

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
by Donna Napoli and Christina Balit

Weird But True Know-It-All: Greek Mythology



Ms. GanleyLessons with Ms. Ganley
45 total reviews
73 completed classes

About Me

Dear Outschool Familly,
Welcome! My name is Ms. Ganley.  I am a dual certified Elementary and Secondary teacher, Highly Qualified English, CTE Education Professions, with K - 12  ESL Endorsements.   With over 30+ years teaching in Arizona,  I have... 
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