Make a hoplite shield – Ancient Greece project
Spartan Shield, 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 ideas for Ancient Greek projects:
Hands-On Ancient People, Volume 2 : Art Activities about Minoans, Mycenaeans, Trojans, Ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans (2004) For kids ages 9-12.
Ancient 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 instructions.
Cite this page: Carr, K.E. Make a hoplite shield – Ancient Greece project. Quatr.us Study Guides, June 11, 2017. Web. July 30, 2022.
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