Overview of Ancient Greece (Part II)

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)

 DISCUSS:

  • 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)

 ACTIVITIES: 

 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.

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Copyright August 16th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

 

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