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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 plan, 6th graders research Greece and compare to the civilization of ancient Egypt. Students answer critical thinking questions about Greece.
6th Language Arts 49 Views 215 Downloads
Ancient Athens Part 3
Athens, favored by the gods and cherished by time. The bustling present and the distant past co-exist as one in the conclusion of the History ChannelÕs three part series devoted to Athens. Mixing modern day footage with beautifully animated reconstructions, world history or humanities classes can experience a day in the life of an ancient Greek family or consider the contrasts in the roles of men and women.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ancient Athens Part 2
Mixing modern day footage with beautifully animated reconstructions, this History Channel video focuses on the Acropolis, the high point, or citadel, of Athens. A great introduction to this wonder of the ancient world for your world history or humanities classes.
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ancient Athens Part 1
The History ChannelÕs celebration of Greek World History Week begins with a look at Athens. Burned by invading Persians and reconstructed by Pericles, the animated reconstructions let viewers tour this most famous city of the ancient world.
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Comparing Sparta and Athens
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 49 Downloads
Primary History: Ancient Greeks - Athens
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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 113 Downloads
To Be or Not to Be Democratic
Seventh graders explore the democratic republic principles of U.S. government. In 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.
7th Social Studies & History 18 Views 102 Downloads
Those Feuding Greeks!
Students become familiar with the philosophical, political, economic, military and social differences between Athens and Sparta. They recruit new settlers to their respective city. They are to recruit new settlers based on information that they.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Athens vs. Sparta
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Two Faces Of Greece: Athens And Sparta
Students investigate the civilizations of Ancient Greece while focusing upon the city-states of Greece and Sparta. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used to create the context for a variety of activities.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 177 Downloads
Athens vs. Sparta
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 37 Downloads
Athens and Sparta
This is a very simple worksheet comparing and contrasting the major cultural and demographic aspects of the ancient city-states of Athens and Sparta, such as their geography, military, education, and social structure.
- Have class complete this as a homework or in-class assignment using their textbooks or online research
- Use this as guided notes to couple with a PowerPoint presentation on the subject
- Follow-up this graphic organizer with developing compare/contrast writing, from sentences to comparative essays
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Greece and Iran: 1000-30 BCE
Cover 900 years of ancient law, wisdom, society, and conflict with this presentation on the development of Greece and Iran. Topics covered include Persian Empire, Imperial ideology, Persian Religion, Ancient Greek society, Polis, Athens, Sparta, and the struggle between Persia and Greece that led to Athenian Power.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads