Junior Cycle – Classics

A copy of the curriculum for Junior Cycle Classics can be found here.

Strand 1: Myth and daily life (Core)

Strand 2: Classical Studies Component (Option)

  • The World of Achilles
  • Rome, Centre of an Empire

Strand 3: Classical Language Component (Option)

  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin


Click on the images below to download a copy of the documents

Strand 1: Some ancient Greek words connected with daily life!

Strand 1: Mythology bingo!

Use this interactive group game to help familiarise students with some of the most common gods and figures from mythology.

Strand 1: Greek mythology and the natural world today: A challenge!

Use this PowerPoint to introduce your students to the some figures from Greek mythology and to discuss how Greek myths are mined for naming creatures in the natural world.

Strand 2: Five-minute crossword – Who’s who in the world of Achilles?

Use this quick crossword to test students’ knowledge of the key figures in the world of Achilles!

Strand 3: Two classroom posters for handy Ancient Greek phrases!

You do not need to teach Ancient Greek for these posters to add something interesting to your classroom!

Strand 3: Greek inscription materials created by Attic Inscriptions Online

We highly recommend looking at the amazing school resources made by Attic Inscriptions Online. While specifically aimed at UK schools, these resources, which are based on Greek inscriptions, are equally relevant for Irish schools and will offer a new way of looking at language and of thinking about ancient Greece. The website includes resources for different age groups, and you can also check out the YouTube channel here.

Strand 3: Two classroom posters for handy Latin phrases!

As with the Ancient Greek posters, you do not need to teach Latin to use these posters in your classroom! These posters were kindly produced for Access Classics by Dr Louise Maguire, Head of Latin at Blackrock College, Dublin.