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BBC Learning | What did the greeks do for us

A quick-fire animated series of irreverently narrated documentaries aimed at 8-11 year olds. The films look at four different eras of History - the Ancient Greeks, the Ancient Romans, the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons and also at 'How to be a Historian' - exploring the similarities between the roles of historians and detectives.

Greece is a country in Europe, but people have been living in that area for a very long time. The people who were living there thousands of years ago are called the Ancient Greeks, and a lot of things they did help to make up our society today. They even invented the Olympics!

 

The Greek Empire eventually became part of the Roman Empire, but their society had a huge impact on things we do today. We have learned a lot from Ancient Greek philosophy, language, theatre, medicine, government and more.

 

Which thing that we learnt from Ancient Greece do you think was the most important and why?