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Our enquiry led examination into this section of ancient history is: 


Is it true that Ancient Greek achievements are overrated and the Greeks were no different to other people?


Over the course of the summer term, we will aim to answer our enquiry question by looking into the follow areas of the history of Ancient Greece:


Who were the Ancient Greeks?

Why were Athens and Sparta so different?

What was Alexander the Great's impact on the Greek empire?

Why did a small Greek army win the Battle of Marathon?

What were the Ancient Greek gods known for?

What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games?

What were the Ancient Greek philosophers famous for?

Did the events of the Trojan Horse story really happen?

What was daily life like for children in Ancient Greece?

How significant is the legacy of Ancient Greece for life today?

During the spring term we explored the continent of Europe - comparing the United Kingdom and Iceland. We discovered that while both nations are located in Europe, they boast vastly different landscapes, cultures, and climates. Iceland, known as the Land of Fire and Ice, captivated us with its stunning glaciers, geysers, and volcanic terrain. In contrast, Great Britain's lush green countryside, historic landmarks, and bustling cities offer a vibrant tapestry of experiences. 

The Roman Empire didn't really have that much of an impact on Britain, did it?


Our enquiry question has led us to explore these questions:


What is an empire?

Where do the Romans and Roman Britain fit into a chronological narrative?

What were the main events of Roman Britain?

What were the achievements of the Romans and what impact did they have on Britain?

Was Roman Britain multicultural?

What changes in housing did the Romans try to make?

What were the religious beliefs of the Romans?

Can primary sources contradict each other?

What were the impacts and limitations of the Roman Empire on Britain?