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270 resources with the concept ancient greece

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Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give Greek mythology instruction a boost with a collection equipped with an informative presentation, online interactive worksheet, a research project, writing prompts, note taking practice, and a variety of supplementary materials such...
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What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
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The Real Story Behind Archimedes' Eureka!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can a boat the size of a palace possibly float? Discover how a king and a famous Ancient Greek mathematician named Archimedes answered this question, and explore the history behind Archimedes' principle and how a law of physics that is...
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Greeks and Persians

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Glory That Was Greece

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
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...
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Argument in an Athenian Jail: Socrates and the Law

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students read and discuss Socrates's "Crito" and examine the arguments he made supporting his own death penalty. They consider the still-relevant debate between the rights of the individual and the rule of law.
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Ancient Greek Culture and Plato Quiz

For Teachers 6th
While your students are at their desks with a sheet of paper and pencil, you can project these PowerPoint quiz questions on the overhead screen. There are a total of eight slides and 15 short-answer questions about ancient Greece and...
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Archaic Greece

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Walk your students through archaic Greek times with this 60-slide PowerPoint. The presentation is separated into 6 different eras, including: Early "Bronze Age," The Minoans, The Mycenaeans, The Trojan War, The Greek "Dark Ages," and...
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Classical Greece - Alexander the Great and His Legacy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
If you are studying Ancient Greece, this presentation on Alexander the Great would be an excellent addition to your lessons. The PowerPoint is packed with information about Alexander the Great's contributions to Greek society, and what...
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Ancient Philosophy: Greeks or Romans?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhile often not recognized, the ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers still echo today. Using a series of videos and graphic organizers, individuals explore how ancient Greeks and Romans have influenced current Western political...
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The Legacy of Alexander the Great: Great Leader or Power-Hungry Tyrant?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Alexander the Great leaves behind the legacy of a tyrant as well as of a  hero. Using role plays, readings with graphic organizers, and debate activities, learners consider what Alexander the Great left behind. Once finished, they debate...
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Was It Better to Be an Athenian or a Spartan?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Athens and Sparta were two great civilizations that arose out of ancient Greece. Using role plays, readings with discussion questions and graphic organizers, and a structured debate, learners consider whether it would have been better to...
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Athens and Sparta-Imagine the Possibilities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Both Athens and Sparta made choices to survive in ancient Greece. Those choices were, in essence, economic ones about how to direct resources. A Venn diagram activity and reading ask class members to examine the connection between...
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What Really Happened to the Library of Alexandria?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine if one library in your area decided to collect as much information as possible by hand—not an easy task. Believe it or not, the Library of Alexandria in Ancient Greece did just that! Learners watch an educational video, answer...
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Biology, cosmology, philosophy ... Plato and Aristotle had theories about them all! How did these ancient scholars shape the science of today? The third video in the History of Science series compares and contrasts the ideas of the famed...
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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did early scientists arrive at the notion that everything was made of atoms? Meet the Presocratics during the second installment in an engaging History of Science series. Viewers discover how these pioneers developed a model for...
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World History and Geography: Ancient Greek Civilizations

For Teachers 6th Standards
Have an Olympic Games coming up? Explain the history of the games while also teaching about Ancient Greek culture and civilizations. A scaffolded set of 24 tasks enhances learning and active engagement with the material in any classroom.
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The Wheelie People

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Do you believe in soulmates? You may after listening to the Greek story of "The Wheelie People," which depicts the mythological change from double-people creatures who are split into two beings, forever doomed to scour the earth for...
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Andromeda and Perseus

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What happens when the ugliest monster, the most beautiful princess, and the most heroic son of Zeus meet in a Greek myth? There's adventure—and tragedy—abound in an audio version of "Andromeda and Perseus" that details the rescue of...
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The Labours of Heracles Part 2

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
There's not much that the half-mortal, half-god Heracles can't do, but Hera plans to put him to the test! Listen to an audio retelling of the second half of Heracles's trials, including riding the Mares of Diomedes, procuring the Belt of...
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The Labours of Heracles Part 1

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Heracles—or Hercules as he was known in Rome—was put to work on 12 impossible tasks by the jealous and vengeful Hera. Listen to his heroism over the Nemean Lion, the Lernaean Hydra, the Cretan Bull, and others with an engaging audio...
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Pygmalion

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Listen to an audio retelling about a man who carved a statue to escape Aphrodite's demands—and ended up falling in love with his creation. A version of the Greek myth "Pygmalion" provides the story's text so readers can follow along with...
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The Midas Touch

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Imagine that everything you touched turned to gold—and that means everything! King Midas learns about the curse of greed in an audio retelling of the famous Greek myth.