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2. Why Were Athens and Sparta so different?

2. Why Were Athens and Sparta so different?

A lesson for KS2 about Athens and Sparta, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets.

This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greece Pack for Key Stage 2.


Lesson: Why were Athens and Sparta so different?

In this lesson, pupils will learn how Ancient Greece was divided up into ‘city-states’, each with its own laws and armies. They will draw contrasts between two of the most powerful city-states – Athens and Sparta – and use their knowledge to develop a balanced argument about which one they would prefer to live in.



To know what city-states were

To compare the city-states of Athens and Sparta

To make a balanced argument based on historical knowledge


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Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic.

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