This term we've been studying the differences between the life, culture and beliefs of Greeks living in the ancient city states of Sparta and Athens. We researched the life of Spartans on the Internet, through videos from Horrible Histories and the History Channel and text books. We experienced Athenian democracy first hand through the discussion of issues of the day and role play. However, Sparta was the culture that captured the imagination.
Working in groups, the class watched a range of party political broadcasts and used their knowledge of persuasive arguments, developed in literacy, to write their own party political broadcast for the Spartan Party. They then filmed and edited their own work to produce these wonderful videos.