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Irvington Middle School Students Celebrate Ancient Greece

Irvington Middle School sixth-graders baked authentic Greek cookies during a PTSA-funded celebration of ancient Greece on March 18.
Irvington Middle School sixth-graders baked authentic Greek cookies during a PTSA-funded celebration of ancient Greece on March 18. Photo Credit: submitted

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Sixth-graders at Irvington Middle School delved deeply into the ancient greek culture in March, learning many element's of the society from its top to its bottom, according to a statement from the school district.

“While working collaboratively within four different city-states, the students partook in a variety of activities that celebrated the arts, culture and history of this ancient civilization,” said Jessica Doherty, a sixth-grade teacher and team leader. “Each activity focused on a different aspect of discovering how this ancient society influences daily life today.”

Working under the sponsorship of the middle school's PTSA, the students baked authentic Greek cookies and worked to create Greek artwork while learning about the music of the ancient society.

During the unit, the students also participated in their own version of the Olympics and studied Greek math.

Greek myths were performed and the students also had the opportunity to engage in an archeological dig created by staff and members of the PTSA.

“Thank you to the PTSA for your support on this very special day,” Doherty said.

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