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What role does geography play in the development of a culture? How does ancient Greek culture still influence civilization today? These and other questions are explored in a unit study of Ancient Greece. The overview of the unit provided in this resource includes the unit and lesson plan objectives, essential questions, links to daily plans, graphic organizers, timed activities, a vocabulary list, and differentiated instruction strategies. The framework could be used as is, or enriched with additional activities.
“We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as a harmless but as a useless character.” Pericles’ comment, part of a funeral speech, sets the tone for a unit study of Ancient Greece. A series of activities generates interest as class members investigate important figures like Alexander the Great, the daily life of citizens, and key events. Fill-in-the-notes worksheet, designed to accompany the PowerPoints, are included in the packet, as are a list of terms, a project list, a project rubric, study guide, and unit test. The culminating project, a historical newspaper, could also be designed as a group project with individuals producing the various sections of the paper. Be sure to enable pop-ups.
Investigate the agriculture in ancient Greece. Young historians will examine the environment of Greece and discover the agricultural crops of the area. Addtionally, they will "meet" a fictional character named Alex from that time period. They will then compare and contrast the agriculture of Greece with the agriculture of their local area. Tip: Bring in food from both regions and do a taste test!
Sixth graders find Greece on the map and recognize how the geography of Greece was important in its development. In this ancient Greece instructional activity, 6th graders research Greece and compare to the civilization of ancient Egypt. Students answer critical thinking questions about Greece. Students define democracy and relate to ancient Greece.
In this World History worksheet, students answer various question types on a test on Ancient Greece. Students select the correct word to fill in blanks, circle letters for the best answer, and complete five essay or short answer responses in reference to Greece's History.
Third graders write a caption for a photograph. In this Ancient History lesson, 3rd graders use a Time for Kids magazine to locate a caption and make observations about it. Students view pictures of Ancient Greece and Rome and create a caption for a photograph as a class. Students then work independently to write their own caption for another photograph and share it with a partner
Young scholars explore the origins of modern language. In this etymology lesson, students discuss the cultural influences of Ancient Greece on modern society. Young scholars design and complete charts that demonstrate the original and contemporary meanings of provided vocabulary.
Students explore Greece. In this introduction to ancient Greece instructional activity, students locate and circle the names of the bodies of water surrounding Greece, then underline the names of important cities in Greece on a world map displayed on a Smart Board. Students define and discuss key vocabulary, then write it in a notebook. This instructional activity is appropriate for high school special needs students studying geography and world history.
Third graders view pictures and identify objects to explore Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece lesson students view a PowerPoint. Each slide zooms-in and students must find additional details about Ancient Greece. Students recognize contributions of Rome and Greece to the modern world.
Second graders explore world history by writing newspaper articles. In this Greek history lesson, 2nd graders investigate the geography and society of Ancient Greece by utilizing the Internet as a research tool. Students collaborate with their classmates to create an Ancient Greece newspaper while each student contributes a single article.