Find out about different historical periods in a fun way through different types of writing
Discover Ancient Greece and write about it!
Find out about life in ancient Greece, from Greek culture and language, to philosophers, myths and gods. Read about the origins of democracy, the all-important Olympic Games and the famous Battle of Marathon.
Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has been a writer for 20 years, after working in-house for Usborne Publishing and Walker Books. She specialises in the natural world, religion and mythology but is always looking for new challenges. Among her many titles are the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series for Scholastic Children's Books which won the Blue Peter Book Award for the Best Book with Facts in 2009 and the Tivy Education Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for an outstanding contribution to geographical education. Anita lives in northern England with her husband, children, dogs and cat. She enjoys reading, walking the Moors, playing tennis and dreaming of winning Wimbledon.
1: Who were the ancient Greeks? 2: Ancient Greek life 3: WRITING HISTORY: A postcard from Athens 4: Beliefs and myths 5: WRITING HISTORY: A hero's diary 6: Learning and leisure 7: WRITING HISTORY: An athlete's blog 8: Greeks at war 9: WRITING HISTORY: Newspaper article 10: Glossary and Further Information 11: Index