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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 11 Views 32 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
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 14 Views 40 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 5 Views 4 Downloads
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly ambiguous"?
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 8 Views 13 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
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.
6th Language Arts 53 Views 218 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 22 Views 106 Downloads
A riddle and a class lecture kick off this lesson on Greek Geography and city features. Learners use a worksheet to answer questions related to what they learned in lecture and complete a homework assignment. Note: This is a lesson composed by a student teacher and focuses heavily on procedure and direct instruction.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 42 Downloads
My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute this momentous event?
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 81 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are here for the viewing.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 54 Downloads
Go for the Gold!
The options are vast with this Ancient Greece and Olympics research project! Using Scholastic online resources, historians have interactive and educational supports to guide them through researching and writing about the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
5th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 95 Downloads
The Olympic Medal: It's All Greek to Us!
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 20 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 18 Views 52 Downloads