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World History Ancient Greece Bundle
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of Ancient Greece with this dynamic resource bundle. Covering the Dark and Golden Ages of Greece, this bundle is packed with videos, writing activities, and much more! Great for giving students an extensive understanding of the key concepts, events, and achievements about Ancient Greece.
- 2 different versions of PPT/Keynotes
- All the videos will be included for PPT's/ Keynotes
- Email support for any questions you may have
- 24+ years of experience in the classroom and I still teach currently
- Daily plans - Chart format for easy use
- Chapter Preview
- Ancient Greece Intro activity / Visual Intro
- Map of Greece
- Dark, and Golden Ages of Greece ( 19 slides) ( 2 different versions of this PPT)
- Pictures of Greece
- Concept attainment of Direct and In-Direct democracy (14 slides)
- Quiz for the first week
- Discussion quotes from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
- Short film One Out of Many (goes in the Bronze Age, Dark Age, and Golden Age)
- Greek Values chart with Key
- Plato and Aristotle reading with questions
- Plato assignment with 4 questions and excerpts from Plato's Republic
- Paragraph writing assignment comparing and contrasting 2 cities of Ancient
- Fall of Greece reading
- Crash Course
- Tests and quizzes from Ancient Greece Unit
- Paragraph prompts for World History
- Flipped classroom guide ( 2 pages )
- Famous Figure Evaluation
- Presidential Leadership lesson
- Additional Greece notes
- Video Links
- Alexander the Great video quiz ( short but keeps them accountable)
Included are 2.5 weeks of my daily plans and how I use these resources.
Do these with every chapter to allow the students to at least see what we are going to be studying before the unit begins. Included are 2 different versions of the Chapter Preview sheet. The chapter preview sheets take about 20 minutes to do in class.
MAP OF GREECE
Always start with a map of Greece as it is a great way to set the stage. It is always easier to do this in class as it is the best way to answer all questions and to make sure the students are doing what they are supposed to be doing. The students will be drawing a map and labeling it on their own.
BRONZE, DARK, AND GOLDEN AGES
Start with this as it provides a great way to introduce the three stages of progression the Greeks go through in their society. Try and focus on the Golden Ages with Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle as well as Alexander the Great's importance and significance. This will be in PPT and KEYNOTE format for adjustments. Have also made another version of this PPT.
ARISTOTLE AND PLATO ASSIGNMENT
Spend some time having the students read this in class. This is a wonderful assignment that provides a lot of good discussions.
PLATO REPUBLIC SHORT VERSION
Included is this as a shorter version of the above. It only deals with the Republic with 4 questions.
SOCRATES, ARISTOTLE, PLATO QUOTES
With these you can select or delete the ones you do not want to provide the kind of discussion that you want. Pass these out and have the students write whether they agree or disagree with the quote and a short explanation of why they agree or disagree. The best part about this is the discussion afterword.
DIRECT AND INDIRECT DEMOCRACY
This lesson shows some actual pictures of Greece as well as a concept attainment about direct and indirect democracy. Use very practical examples so the students really get this in a little simulation. In a direct democracy, have the students vote directly as we discuss all the issues. In an indirect democracy have the students select 2 students to represent them, like student congress, and then they get to write notes to the elected as they try and influence the outcome of the issues. To take it one step further the teacher may create a ballot and have the students vote on the measures with the elected officials having the ability to reject or veto the measures. Have fun with it as it is a light fun day.
This assignment will be for the brave as I do not have the keys for this at the time. Start by explaining how to write a basic paragraph. This takes about 20 minutes to do this and is a great way to set the stage for expectations regarding the year. Then turn the students loose on investigating some of the differing characteristics of each of the three different cities within Greece: Athens, Sparta, and Corinth. Each city is completely different as they have different cultures but do embrace some things that are the same. Have the students use the links provided on the paragraph rubric to fill in their chart. The chart will then be used to write 2 separate paragraphs to get the students used to writing compare and contrast paragraphs.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
While the students are working on this assignment I typically show this. The link is below.
FALL OF GREECE
Just a great little short reading on the Fall of Greece. Easy to use and read for all levels.
MANKIND STORY OF US
Here is what is included:
- A question sheet in WORD format that will keep the students following along.
- Answers to the question sheet
- A set of notes that can be referenced for a discussion following the video.
-BONUS: History Channel Mankind Story of US Guide
This 2nd episode is good for either junior high or high school as it deals with Iron Men, the Egyptians, Greeks / Persians, and Phoenicians and Jews.
A mysterious band of pirates plunders the Mediterranean coast–leaving destruction in its wake. Empires fall, but out of the chaos, we discover iron. Armed with this wonder metal, ordinary folk can overthrow tyrants and build a new world order. From the birth of democracy in Athens to the creation of the Bible in Babylon–people power reshapes Mankind.
CRASH COURSE VIDEO GUIDES Ep. 5 and 8
Here is what is included in this 6-page download:
1. Note Taking Guide for Students: This is essentially a blank section to take notes in.
2. Summary of the Video: A place for the students to write a short summary of what they have watched.
3. Teacher Notes from the: 1 page of notes.
4. Vocabulary Section: I have chosen 3 words that would be good to have the students look up. I also have them write each of the words in a sentence.
5. Quiz for students / with answers: There is a 7 question quiz with answers from the episode. It can be taken in class or taken home.
6. Blank Template for student created quiz: I decided to add this to every Crash Course guide as it works really well with students.
TEST AND QUIZZES
I have included my test and quizzes with this bundle as well.
These some good ideas to have your students write about during the course of the year. They are apart of my free download that is in my store.
This allows the students to work through the PPT with assistance. It offers individual reflection, group discussion and time with the teacher. It is brand new so feel free to send me an email if you have any feedback or ways to make it better.
FAMOUS FIGURE EVALUATION
Having students evaluate these famous figures is a great way to have students dig deeper into these famous figures. It includes 6-page bios, a lesson plan, PPT, and a quote analysis sheet for each of them. (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle)
PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP DISCUSSION
This 1-page leadership sheet to explore what is happening with this year's election and to discuss a quote from the Greeks. It should be fun and take about 30 minutes to complete.
ADDITIONAL GREECE NOTES
These are some additional notes in case you need them or want to use them to teach from.
GREEK COIN PROJECT
SOPHOMORE STRAIGHT DOPE
This is a great explanation of where the word and term sophomore came from. It is a 2-page reading and is really informative.
This is a great way to introduce students to a Socratic Dialogue. I have included the Dialogue sheet that goes with the activity. Lots of options on this one-day activity.