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Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
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.
Lasting Legacies of Ancient Greece
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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.
PowerPoint Jeopardy: Ancient Greece
Third graders view images and research Ancient Greece to learn of its culture, and influence in the present world. In this Ancient Greece lesson, 3rd graders play a Jeopardy game and answer questions about Ancient Greece.
Teach 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.
Meet Alex from Ancient Greece
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!
Bearing the Torch: A Study of Ancient Greece
Second graders research Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece instructional activity, 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.
Ancient Greece: Athens as a City State
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.
Ancient Greece Unit Test
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 activity, 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.
Creating Captions for Photographs of Ancient Greece and Rome
Third graders write a caption for a photograph. In this Ancient History lesson plan, 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
Deep Roots of Ancient Greece
Students 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.
Geography of Ancient Greece
In this geography skills activity, 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.
Introduction to the Civilization of Ancient Greece
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.
Zoom In: Ancient Greece
Third graders view pictures and identify objects to explore Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece lesson plan 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.
Ancient Greece: Inquiring Minds Want to Know
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.
Daily Life in Ancient Greece
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.
Ancient Greece Unit
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.
Ancient Greece and Rome
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.
Where in the world is Ancient Greece?
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.