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Welcome to the 6th grade course study on Ancient Greece! Ancient Greek civilization is responsible for introducing the world to democracy, the Olympic games, architecture, theater, and amazing discoveries in science, math, and literature. The world we know today was built on the accomplishments of ancient civilizations. Greek civilization began around 4,000 years ago. Early Greek civilization, like the Minoans and Mycenaeans, were greatly influenced by the geography Greece. Geography often determined how people lived and how their culture developed. This development led to the idea of citizenship and democracy. The Greeks brought us great art and architecture, the myths of the Greek gods, epic adventure stories, and tales of war that you think are only found in movies. As we study ancient Greece, think about how that ancient civilization influences our lives today. Think about the accomplishments of the Greeks that remain a wonder today. Think about what life would have been like if you had lived in ancient Greece. Where would we be without the Greeks?

Course Requirements

For this course, you will need:

  • World History: Journey Across Time textbook
  • Computer with Internet
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Color Pencils
  • Social Studies Notebook

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe how the geography of Greece influence the way people lived and how they interacted with others
  • compare and contrast the city-states of Athens and Sparta
  • describe the role of Greek men and women
  • describe how Athens flourished under the rule of Pericles
  • identify ways that the some ideas and accomplishments made by ancient Greeks relate to us today
  • identify major contributions to the arts, science, literature, and government made by ancient Greeks

in writing and through participation in hands-on and interactive activities, by using computers, the internet, textbooks, and video as resources.

Unit 1: Introduction to Ancient Greece

Lesson 1: How did the geography of Greece affect early civilizations?

Lesson 2: How did the Minoans and Mycenaeans take advantage of Greece's geography?

Lesson 3: How did the ancient Greeks develop the idea of citizenship?

Unit 2: Exploring Greek Culture

Lesson 1: How did Greek mythology shape the lives of Greeks?

Lesson 2: How did the arts influence the values of the ancient Greeks?

Lesson 3: How did the ancient Greeks express ideas through art and architecture?

Unit 3: Sparta and Athens

Lesson 1: What was it like to live as a Spartan?

Lesson 2: What was most valuable to Athenians?

Lesson 3: What brought Sparta and Athens together?

Unit 4: The Age of Pericles