Wednesday 10th October | 7 comments
What do the sources tell us?
As part of our work on the ancient Greeks, we are looking at how they made their lives better and what they did to ‘entertain’ themselves. During this lesson the children are going to learn two invaluable historical skills: source analysis and historical enquiry. Using the information available to us from limited primary source material, we will try and create an image about the ancient Olympics.
Source analysis and understanding – look at the sources and comment on what you can see. What are the images depicting; what special features can you notice; what stands out to you; what similarities are there?
Use this information to draw out conclusions about the ancient Olympics. What do these sources tell you and how does this help create an overall image of the events.
*Inference and deduction skills*
WAGOLL – I can see what looks like many familiar sports in the images, such as boxing, discuss throwing and long jump. This tells me that many of the sports we see today in the Olympics were used in the Ancient Olympics too.
What information do these sources NOT tell us about Greek life?