Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Greek Roots Material

Greek History is always a fun topic to cover. One way to make it more interesting is to teach the kids the Greek alphabet and do some vocabulary work. When we first created these Greek Boxes, we didn't expect the response we got from the children. The students actually preferred doing the Greek Boxes to the Latin Boxes. I think this is because having to learn a new alphabet is kind of like cracking a code. Also, many of the Greek letters are similar to the Latin letters, which demonstrates how one alphabet evolved from the other.

These materials are made just like the Latin Boxes. You just print them out and laminate them.
We have another material which teaches the phonetic sounds of each Greek letter, however students can get along just fine with a basic guide printed from the internet. It usually only takes them a couple weeks to memorize the alphabet.