Why did a small Greek army win the Battle of Marathon?

A lesson for KS2 about the Ancient Greek army and the Battle of Marathon, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets.

This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2.

 

Lesson: Why did a small Greek army win the Battle of Marathon?
In this lesson, pupils will play a starter game to learn about warfare in Ancient Greek times, including armour and fighting formation. Pupils will find out what happened at the Battle of Marathon and why it had such a surprising outcome, before using their knowledge to analyse key reasons for the Greek victory in a group sorting activity.

 

Objectives:
To find out what happened at the Battle of Marathon
To analyse the main reasons for the Greek victory

 

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