Week 2: Overview of Ancient Greece (Part II)
READ: K – 5: The Greeks: Life in Ancient Greece by Michelle Levine (Chps 4 – end)
6 – 8: Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece by Nancy Day (pgs 42 – end)
- Describe some art and entertainment in Ancient Greece? (statues, pottery, temples, buildings, plays, poetry, music).
- What were The Iliad and The Odyssey? (2 famous poems/stories from ancient Greece)
- What were Greek Philosophers? (men who tried to understand the purpose of life & understand the world)
- Name 3 famous Greek Philosophers? (Aristotle, Plato, & Socrates)
- T/F Ancient Greeks studied math, science, medicine & astronomy. (True)
- T/F Athens was the world’s first democracy. (True)
- What is a democracy? (People choose leaders and voted on important decisions rather than be led by a king)
- Who was the most successful leader of the Ancient Greek world? (Alexander the Great)
- When did the Ancient Greeks lose power? (when they were conquered by the Romans)
- How was the Greek alphabet similar to our own? (a sound for each vowel & consonant sound)
K – 2: Take a piece of paper and fold it in half and then in half again. In the 4 quadrants draw 4 pictures of things the Ancient Greeks did.
3 – 5: Write a paragraph of at least four sentences. Tell four things you learned about the Ancient Greeks.
6 – 8: Write an essay describing life in Ancient Greece. Include at least four characteristics of their culture or four of their achievements.
Copyright August 16th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette