Educator Resources for Athens

It’s famous for more than just the Olympics! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the Golden Age of Athens. You’ll learn why Athens was special among the Greek city-states, and why it was famous for art, literature, and philosophy. You’ll learn who Pericles was, why he was so important to Athens, and what he worked for. You’ll also find out about some of the famous Athenian philosophers and playwrights, as well as an important biannual event that every Athenian took part in—even prisoners! Finally, you’ll learn about the role of women in ancient Athens. The Greeks had it pretty good all in all!