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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...
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Peloponnesian War
A complete play-by-play of the Peloponnesian War in a PowerPoint presentation form awaits you. The resource includes 25 slides of bulleted text and corresponding images and maps to tell the tale of the ancient Greek war fought by Athens...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
6th English Language Arts
Athens and Sparta
This is a very simple learning exercise 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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Primary History: Ancient Greeks - Athens
In this world history instructional activity, 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...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
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,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History