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Take a fascinating look into the many ways in which music played an absolutely integral role in the culture of ancient Greece. Rooted in ancient Greek mythology and the common medium through which all core disciplines were taught and studied, discover how for ancient Greeks, music was also the basis for understanding the fundamental interconnectedness of all things in the universe.
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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 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.
Third graders view images and research  Ancient Greece to learn of its culture, and influence in the present world.  For this Ancient Greece lesson, 3rd graders play a Jeopardy game and answer questions about Ancient Greece.
“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.
Second graders research Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece lesson plan, 2nd graders survey the geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Greece. Students discover stories of Greek mythology and explore the beginning of the Olympic games.
Sixth graders find Greece on the map and recognize how the geography of Greece was important in its development. In this ancient Greece lesson, 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.
In this Ancient Greece worksheet, students read a 3 page article on Ancient Greece, answer 3 facts about Ancient Greek with multiple choice answers, answer 4 statements as true or false and answer 4 fill in the blank facts about Ancient Greece.
Third graders write a caption for a photograph. For 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 construct an analysis of basic perceptions of diverse aspects of Western thought and culture. They compose, in writing, an assessment of the impact of ancient Greece influence on personal attitudes, values, and outlooks.
In this geography skills learning exercise, students read a selection about the geography of ancient Greece and then respond to 6 essay, short answer, and graphic organizer questions based on the selection.
Students explore Greece. In this introduction to ancient Greece lesson, 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 lesson 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 instructional activity 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.
Students complete a unit of study on Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece lesson, students complete 16 sets of activities to learn about Ancient Greece. Students finish with a comprehensive test over the unit.
Sixth graders discover what everyday life was like for Ancient Greeks. In this Greek history lesson, 6th graders examine the cultural diversity of Ancient Greece and how it affected daily life for its citizens.
In this ancient civilizations worksheet, students complete a 9 page packet of worksheets and tests about ancient Greece and Rome. A lesson plan is included.
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!
Third graders describe where in the world Ancient Greece was located. In this ancient geography lesson, 3rd graders view photos of present day Ancient Greece and describe what they can infer about the location of this ancient civilization. Note: This lesson includes the use of a PowerPoint presentation, but does not provide the presentation nor a link to it.