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Generation D: «Getting to know the ancient theatres» – Part 3

Cross – curricular teaching scenario combining English Language and History of Drama in Varvakeio Model Junior High School – part 3

For a third consecutive school year , in English Class of Year 9 of Varvakeio Model Junior High School we implemented a cross-curricular teaching scenario entitled “Getting to know the Ancient Theatres” alongside the course of Ancient Greek Literature (History of Drama). Authentic material from the official English website of Diazoma was used so that students could practice reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Then, the students worked in groups to create multi-modal texts using information from the websites of Diazoma and the educational folder of the Ministry of Culture http://ancienttheater.culture.gr/

The involvement of students in this process aimed at achieving certain linguistic skills in English, enhancing their digital literacy and raising awareness of the value of preserving ancient theatres. Following the example of their classmates the previous school years, the students created short informative videos in English about several ancient theatres, which are listed below. The students’ work is the final product of the teaching scenario created by English teacher Sofia Xypolia. The best of the videos and the teaching scenario are available to the general public for educational purposes.


The ancient theatre of Karthea


The Ancient Theater of Lindos


The Ancient Theater of Sikyona


The Ancient Theatre of Mantineia


The Ancient Theatre of Aigira