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Athenian Life
(an adventure in Ancient Greece)

Athenian Life is an adventure program set in ancient Greece which supports children working towards Level 3 and 4 attainment targets for Key Stage 2 History (especially QCA KS2 history scheme of work unit 14: Who were the ancient Greeks?). The software also provides background knowledge for the QCA KS2 history scheme of work unit 15: How do we use ancient Greek ideas today? (Years 5 and 6).

The adventure starts in the present time when Karla and Jack go on a school trip to see the famous story of The Iliad, which was written by the poet Homer nearly 3000 years ago. After the play has finished they sneak away and explore back stage. Whilst playing with the actors' costumes they magically travel back in time to Ancient Greece. Once there they are sold as slaves. Students then embark on an adventure to help the children to return to their own time.

During the adventure comparisons are made between life as we know it now and life as it was in Ancient Greece. Many problems have to be solved and several educational activities completed before the children can return to their own time. Karla and Jack eventually discover that life as child slaves in Ancient Greece was both an exciting and an educational experience.

Key Features

  • Ideal for use with QCA KS 2 history scheme of work unit 14: Who were the ancient Greeks?
  • Ideal for use with KS 2 National Curriculum History 12: A European history study
  • Provides background knowledge for QCA KS 2 history scheme of work unit 15: How do we use ancient Greek ideas today?
  • Includes at set of printable Support Materials
  • Brings Ancient Greece to life
  • Informative adventure / simulation
  • Athens and Sparta, eg everyday life, citizens and slaves
  • Arts and architecture, eg pottery, sculpture, theatres, public buildings and meeting places
  • Myths and legends of Greek gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines
  • Full English narration
  • Beliefs and achievements
  • Customs and way of life
  • Tools and utensils
  • Greek dress
8 to 11 years
Subjects:History, The Ancient Greeks
National Curriculum:Key Stage 2,
QCA History Units 14 & 15
Scottish Curriculum:Level B - C
CD-ROM:Dual format Windows & MAC
Single User:£15.00
Site Licence:£158.00
  • Suitable for:
  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT/4, 2000, 2003 & XP.
  • MacOS 9 & 10.1 or later.

Whiteboard Compatible

All prices exclude P&P and VAT.


The view of the city

The agora