Citizen of the City

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Cost: £75Citizen of the City

Subject: History, Citizenship

Duration: 120 Minutes

Numbers: 15 –  30

Level: KS3

Adults: One adult per 15 students

Session Summary

What does it mean to be a citizen of the 21st Century?
Students will travel back to the city-state of Athens and use real Ancient Greek objects to explore the Athenian concept of citizenship.

Pupils will actively imagine themselves in ancient Greek roles of society, examining their different rights and responsibilities, before comparing them with those of modern Britain.

Session Outcomes

Pupils will

  • Engage in role-playing activities to explore the different roles, rights and responsibilities of different sectors of Ancient Greek society.
  • Handle ancient Greek artefacts and explore the Mediterranean gallery in order to gain clues into roles and rights in that society.
  • Engage in debate and discussion before presenting proposals before an “assembly”.
  • Discuss and consider what rights they have in modern British society and how these differ to those in Ancient Greek society.

Gallery Time

During this workshop students will visit our Discovering Archaeology Gallery.

If you are planning to spend time exploring the Museum either before or after your session, please tell us this when you complete our “Make a Booking” form, below.

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