Homeschooling: Experience Ancient Greece by Visiting Museums and Sites Virtually

My Youngest, now 17 years old, is a visual learner. Even though he isn't hard of hearing, he prefers to turn on the closed captions when watching videos. He says it is extra help for retaining information.

He will read, and he is a good reader, but if you want him to understand and remember new material, adding videos, visual aids, and doing things hands-on helps tremendously for visual learners.

When we are studying a subject, my teen will get much more involved if I have taken time to find helpful resources that can be added along with his curriculum text. Taking breaks from the book with these resources helps when my teen begins to "drift."

As an example, below is a list of museums and other online videos we used as an accompaniment to learning Ancient Greece. (Click bolded wording to go to the link.)

Teaching Resources: 

This page on Best of History Website gives a list of educational websites for Ancient Greece.  Lesson plans, teacher guides and lesson plans are also listed.



The National Archeological Museum, founded in 1829, "was the first museum founded in the Greek state after the revolutionary struggle and the liberation of Greece by the Ottoman Empire." (There will be an option to translate the website to English.)

Archaeological Museum: With 11,000 exhibits, see a panorama of ancient Greek culture with finds from all parts of the Greek world. 

Pergamon Museum: One of Germany's largest museums, it is home to many ancient artifacts, including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and Pergamon Altar. The Pergamon Altar is world-famous and is one of the best-known monuments on the Berlin Museum Island.  Find out what happened in Pergamon, a rich and powerful ancient Greek city.  

Discover Ancient Greece exhibits at the British Museum, covering daily life, festivals and games, Gods and Goddesses, and much more. 

Ancient Ruins: 

See the City of Athens in 3D recreations: "explore the city and its monuments in many different periods, from around 1200 BCE to 1830 AD."

From the BBC, watch a virtual 360-degree tour of the Acropolis - from the BBC 

Filmed by a visitor to Athens, the Acropolis, and the Parthenon; as you watch, use your mouse to move the screen 360-degrees and you will feel as though you are walking right along with him! 

See the archeological excavation at the base of the Acropolis Museum

Arts & Culture: 

Browse through the collection of Greek and Hellenistic sculptures in chronological order.  

Discover Greek technology of Ancient Greeks, “just before the end of the ancient world.”  You will be surprised to see how similar it is to the beginning of our modern technology. 

Take a virtual tour of the "archeological site-specific museum housing over 3,000 artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis.

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  1. very interesting! I don't have any kids I'm homeschooling, but I love the history of the places mentioned above. I will look into these for myself! thanks for sharing.

    I'll also tweet and share!



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