Ancient Civilizations - Greece

The Acropolis chapter introduces the buildings and other features of the Athenian Acropolis. It provides a detailed look at the Parthenon frieze and also introduces elements of Greek architecture.

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The Home page explains the term 'acropolis' and the function of an acropolis in an ancient Greek city. It also introduces some key points about the acropolis in Athens.


The Story follows the events depicted on the Parthenon frieze. It also provides contextual information about the building of the Parthenon and the creation of the frieze.


The Explore is based on an interactive model of the Athenian Acropolis. It provides information about each of the buildings and other features on the Acropolis. The information is divided into two sections: function and art and architecture.


The Challenge enables children to design their own temple. They work through a series of decisions that allow them to gain an understanding of the basic elements of Greek temple architecture.

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