It’s Greek to Me

Class # 29   Grades: 3- 4

Class Overview

Explore ancient Greece by embarking on a B.C.E journey that promises to enthrall!  Your travels will begin with the Minoans (5000 years ago) where you will create a labyrinth to test out on our class mouse, Achilles, design a fresco to enjoy for years to come, and make a toy used by children then and now.  Then it’s on to the Age of Heroes where stories and myths abound.  You will have the opportunity to showcase one of your favorites by writing a short play or rap, or, by producing a video.  We’ll wrap-up with gifts from the Golden Age as you work on a team to design and compete in a pentathlon, build a Greek temple, and learn to adopt a ‘think for yourself’ philosophy.  Our extended days will include a class at the Northern Clay Center where you will experience throwing a pot and adding a Grecian design, and a second trip to explore art from Greece at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as well as architecture and design around the Twin Cities culminating at a Greek restaurant for lunch!  This will be the BEST time-travel experience!

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Jen Clark

Jen Clark has worked for the Anoka-Hennepin School District for 23 years as an English teacher and has experience as a Talent Development Teaching and Learning Specialist.  During the summer, she enjoys traveling and teaching in Japan, where she has worked with high-ability children for over 13 years.

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It's Greek to Me

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