Sixth graders simulate life of the ancient Greeks
March 14, 2012
Over the last several weeks, the students in
Ms. DeLollo’s sixth-grade social studies classes have immersed
themselves in the world of ancient Greece.
The students just finished up a five-week
simulation of what Greek life was like in ancient times. During the
simulation, students “lived” in their own city-states while studying
ancient Greek culture and history.
“Leadership roles, group activities and
discussions and simulating Greek daily life provided a different and fun
way to learn about an ancient civilization that impacts our lives today
in so many ways,” Ms. DeLollo said.
During the simulation, the students
decorated their classroom as if it were a Grecian garden with vines,
grapes, pillars and flowers and considered themselves citizens of a
On March 12, students presented their individual final projects to their fellow citizens.
Among the projects was the mythical three-headed dog of Hades constructed by Rachelle LaBelle. Rachelle’s project was the perfect accompaniment to the three-foot statue of Hades her brother made two years ago. Sheila Caminiti built a bust of the Greek god Poseidon. Other projects included an informative PowerPoint presentation on the Greek Olympics, artistic posters of ancient Greek architecture and biographies of Greek gods and goddesses. Many students also made authentic Greek food to share with classmates.