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Granby Students Study Ancient Greece

Sixth grade students at Granby Elementary School recently ended a unit on ancient Greece.

Six graders Ryan Gerth, Jaden Conn and Robert Knapp pose with the spears they made as part of a project-based learning lesson on ancient Greece.
Six graders Ryan Gerth, Jaden Conn and Robert Knapp pose with the spears they made as part of a project-based learning lesson on ancient Greece.

As a final assessment for the unit, students were assigned a research project.

These projects were then shared with the school during a Greek Festival, held in the school’s main lobby.

Students chose topics such as the Olympics, the Parthenon, Greek Gods, the ancient Greek alphabet and weaponry.

As for the actual projects, students made posters, Spartan shields, spears and temple replicas.

Students in Joe McNamara’s class studied Greece’s culture, the country’s religion, government and economy and where it is located in Europe.

Jacob Fauler, David Powers and Taylor Bonoffski are pictured at Granby’s Greek Festival. Bonoffski holds a replica she made of the Parthenon, built in ancient Greece for the goddess Athena.
Jacob Fauler, David Powers and Taylor Bonoffski are pictured at Granby’s Greek Festival. Bonoffski holds a replica she made of the Parthenon, built in ancient Greece for the goddess Athena.