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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.
Three regents questions, a compare and contrast exercise, and a bit of topical review on the similarities and difference of Athens and Sparta. Kids review the material, read several passages (not included), then work together to complete the regents questions and Venn diagram. Ancient Greek review, check.
In this world history worksheet, students study the government of Athens, read surviving court cases, and try making a water clock. They read about Atlantis and design a plate showing the festivals of ancient Greece which they paint using the main colors of Greek pottery.
Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta. Each text-rich slide provides a simple description of both Athenian and Spartan life, their governments, and their societies. Use this presentation to introduce a compare and contrast essay, or for review.
Seventh graders explore the democratic republic principles of U.S. government. For this U.S. government lesson, 7th graders compare and contrast the governments of ancient Athens,the Roman Republic, and the United States today. Students write letters to their representatives from the perspective of citizens in ancient Athens or the Roman Republic.
Students are taught the differences between totalitarianism and democracy. They discuss the historical roots of the democratic tradition. Students are introduced to the term totalitarianism and are told that it is a form of government that uses force and power to rule a people.
Students view a graphic of the Athens of 2004 Olympic medal. They discuss the symbols on the medal. Students view the "Greek Alphabet animation" and name the letters in the two Greek words on the medal, They transcribe Greek text by substituting the equivalent English letters.
In this Greek history worksheet, students read an excerpt about how the Greeks lost their marble structures. They identify which goddess the Parthenon was build for; why the Greeks wanted the marble returned to Athens; and why the British wanted them kept in London. Students also explain what they would do in this situation with the marbles.
Students research the Greek alphabet and the origins of the alphabet. In this Greek alphabet instructional activity, students explore the Phoenician origins to the Greek alphabet. Students compare Greek letters to current letters and write a paragraph about the Greek alphabet. Students identify Greece and Athens on a map and describe contributions of the Greeks to history.