The Battle of Marathon

This week in 5W, we continued our learning about the Ancient Greeks and delved into The Battle of Marathon. We learnt about the Persians, under the rule of King Darius, attacking the Athenians in a bid to expand their empire. The Athenians approached the Spartans for help but the Spartans were in the middle of a month long festival to the God Pan. They refused. Luckily, the Athenians managed to battle the Persians at Marathon and were successful.

The children enacted a conversation between the Athenians and the Spartans – take a look at some of the groups below.

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