Making Hoplite Shields
, made by 6th graders
at Laurelhurst School, Portland
Greek hoplite soldiers carried shields like this one. The cut out areas made the shield lighter to carry. To make a shield like this one, cut the shape out of a large piece of cardboard and paint it. Then after the paint dries, glue on metal jar lids and wooden sticks to make the pattern.
* Olympic games
* Play reading
Bibliography and further reading ideas for Ancient Greek projects:
Ancient People, Volume 2 : Art Activities about Minoans, Mycenaeans,
Trojans, Ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans (2004) For kids
Greece!: 40 Hands-On Activities to Experience This Wondrous Age
(Kaleidoscope Kids), by Avery Hart, Paul Mantell, and Michael P. Kline
(1999). Gives ideas to get kids thinking, rather than step-by-step
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