Persian and Peloponnesian Wars Teacher Resources

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Today we are going Greek! Provide the class with a clear and well-organized overview of all things pertaining to ancient Greece. From early Greeks and Homer, to the Persian Wars and great philosophers, this slide show has it all. Review questions are provided at the end of each major section.
Eighth graders describe, analyze and evaluate the history of ancient Greece from 2000 to 300 B.C. They explore the influence of geography on Greek economical, social, and political development.
Present facets of Ancient Greek life and politics through direct instruction. Middle schoolers learn about to Greek City States, Sparta, Athenian Democracy and the Peloponnesian War by way of a class lecture. They use their text books to complete a worksheet and homework assignment.
What role does geography play in the development of a culture? How does ancient Greek culture still influence civilization today? These and other questions are explored in a unit study of Ancient Greece. The overview of the unit provided in this resource includes the unit and lesson objectives, essential questions, links to daily plans, graphic organizers, timed activities, a vocabulary list, and differentiated instruction strategies. The framework could be used as is, or enriched with additional activities.
Students are introduced to the various gods and goddesses in ancient Greek mythology. In groups, they use print and electronic resources to research the ways Greek culture has influenced the modern world. To end the lesson, they identify and write a paper on the role of the Greek warrior and participate in a role play acting out the movements of the warriors.
“We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as a harmless but as a useless character.” Pericles’ comment, part of a funeral speech, sets the tone for a unit study of Ancient Greece. A series of activities generates interest as class members investigate important figures like Alexander the Great, the daily life of citizens, and key events. Fill-in-the-notes worksheet, designed to accompany the PowerPoints, are included in the packet, as are a list of terms, a project list, a project rubric, study guide, and unit test. The culminating project, a historical newspaper, could also be designed as a group project with individuals producing the various sections of the paper. Be sure to enable pop-ups.
In this World History worksheet, learners answer various question types on a test on Ancient Greece. Students select the correct word to fill in blanks, circle letters for the best answer, and complete five essay or short answer responses in reference to Greece's History.
Learners explore world history by completing timeline activities in class. In this Ancient Greece instructional activity, students identify the geography of Greece and view timeline lectures of the Greek Empires. Learners view a video about Greece and color in a map of the location with their class.
Take your students on a free trip to Athens this year with this presentation, which tours the geography, history, and modern changes in the country of Greece. Clear, easy-to-understand maps and pictures help students to appreciate this remarkable country and its effect on their culture today.
Students are introduced to the importance of the Battle of Thermopylae. In groups, they compare and contrast letters from the leaders of both sides and also read a synopsis from a historian. They research how the people worked with the geography of the land to achieve victory.
Did your class just finish a unit on Greek life, culture, and conquest? If you think they know everything there is to know about Ancient Greece, then put them to the test with this exam, which contains thirty multiple choice questions.
Using a word processing program, 6th graders create a flyer inviting other 6th grade classes to participate in Ancient Greece Olympics. For this Ancient Greece lesson plan, students use frisbees, water balloons, a running track, and more during their Olympic Games simulation. An engaging lesson with a nice "community spirit" component.
Sixth graders, after taking a pretest, write a paragraph describing the difference between Athens and Sparta and write an article about the ancient Phoenicians, describing their contributions to world history. They compare democracy in Athens and the United States.

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