Greek Fighting Forces

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KS2: Archaeology, History

Greek Fighting



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Duration: 45 minutes

Available on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

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 viewed by clicking here.

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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.

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.

This workshop supports the National Curriculum in England History Programmes of Study for KS2: Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

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