Greek Fighting Forces

Booking Enquiry

KS2: Archaeology, History

Greek Fighting

Dates

Until 17 July 2020

Booking Information

Free*

Duration: 45 minutes

Available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

To extend your groups learning beyond the workshop why not download our resource pack or ask a member of museum staff if you can book the gallery explorer kit. These resources can be view by clicking here.

To make a telephone booking or enquiry call (0191) 208 6865.

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Workshop Summary

This workshop gives students an introduction into how ancient Greek hoplite soldiers would have trained, some of the objects they would have used and the armour they would carry into battle. Using the objects, students are encouraged to think about what life was like for a hoplite soldier, before using original source material to re-imagine the story of a departing hoplite and consider how he may have felt as he prepared to go to battle.

The main learning objectives for this workshop are:

  • To learn about what equipment and attributes a Spartan hoplite soldier would need for war
  • To consider how you would feel as a young hoplite on the battlefields of Marathon.

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