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Students identify the important facts about Athens and Sparta.  For this research lesson students read an article then fill out a Venn diagram. 
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Timon of AthensStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 11 short answer and essay questions about William Anderson's Timon of AthensStudents may check some of their answers online.
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.
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.
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.
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. A good overview for world history or humanities classes.
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.
In this world history 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 they paint using the main colors of Greek pottery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this Athens worksheet, students watch slides on Athens and fill in the blanks to sentences about what they see. Students fill in the blanks for 14 slides.
In this online interactive world history worksheet, high schoolers answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding Athens and Hellenic culture. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Sixth graders study Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece instructional activity, 6th graders complete 16 lessons to learn about Ancient Greece. Students complete a quiz for assessment.
Students examine the characteristics of the Greek city-states, Athens and Sparta. They compare and contrast the city-states and compose an essay which includes any similarities and differences of 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
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. Use to supplement or enhance the next 900 years of history you need to teach.

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