All You Need to Know About Your Project:
Chariot racing was one of the most popular sports in Ancient Greece. We will be hosting our own Mary Lin third grade chariot race on May 14th. This is an optional home assignment. We hope you will all decide to join in on the fun. Design a chariot that you can get in and run with. Be creative and make your chariot flashy and unique. We will have a design contest and a couple of chariot races.
What: A Greek Mythology sculpture garden featuring LIVE sculptures
When: Wednesday, May 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm
Where: The outdoor habitat and children’s garden
Greek clothes were very easy to make and to put on. They were usually just made from a single piece of rectangular material, with no special shaping and very little sewing. On this page you can find out how to make clothes like the Greeks wore.
The Greeks wore light, loose clothes as the weather was hot for most of the year. Long pieces of colorful fabric were used to make the Greek clothes.
The most common piece of clothing worn by men and women was like a loose-fitting tunic, It had various names, but the most usual are peplos and chiton. Over this a heavier tunic or cloak could also be worn; the cloak was called a himation.
The ancient Greeks could buy cloth and clothes in the agora, the marketplace, but that was expensive. Many of the clothes were made by the women and female slaves.
Wealthy people had tunics made of colored cloth. The tunics of the poor were plain. In cold weather, cloaks were worn. Most Greeks went barefoot, especially in the house. If they needed shoes, they wore light leather sandals, or leather boots.
Hair was curled, arranged in interesting and carefully designed styles, and held in place with scented waxes and lotions. Women kept their hair long, in braids, arranged on top of their head, or wore their hair in ponytails. Headbands, made of ribbon or metal, were very popular. Often Greek women covered their heads with veils.
Wealthy Greek women liked to wear lots of jewelry. Brooches and pins were important, as they were used to fasten the chitons. The women also wore necklaces, made of gold and silver, and had earrings and bracelets. Wealthy women would use make-up too.
From around 500 BC the fashion for a Greek man's hair was short hair, and a well trimmed beard. After about 350 BC men's hair was very short, and most men had no beard at all.
2. Apollo and Daphne http://www.bulfinch.org/fables/bull3.html
3. Daphne and Apollo by Cupid http://www.home.pacific.net.sg/~alexia/meaning/html
4. Friendly Letter Format http://www.csnet.net/coalition/fourthgrade/help.items/friendly.letter.htm
5. Narcissus and Echo http://www.bulfinch.org/fables/bull13.html
6. Microsoft Office Classroom Tools http://microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=11022
7. Story of Orpheus and Eurydice http://www.artsmia.org/mythology/wm_qtaudio/orpheus.html
8. The Ancient Greek World http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/Index.html