Culture of Ancient Greece

Greek Culture Study Guide – There is a proficiency exam this Friday.

THE OLYMPICS

Ancient Olympics – Read this article and the on line article on The Modern Olympics. Then compete the Olympics T-chart Venn exercise.

THE GREAT THINKERS OF GREECE – AKA THE SOPHISTS

The Sophists – We will read the corresponding pages from our text book for each of the Sophists – i.e. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Add facts that you find to be important or interesting to the margins of this sheet. Click here to access the text.
Reader’s Theater – The Trial of Socrates w worksheet .

Syllogisms – You must attempt these on your own (or with adult help) first – then you will receive the “secret” code.

GREEK ARCHITECTURE
Column Orders
Columns assignment

CONTRIBUTIONS TO GREEK CULTURE

Minoan notes
Mycenaean Notes
Dorian Notes

GREEK MYTHOLOGY

Wednesday – Resource sheet Great Gods Olympians and Others ; Students worked together to fill in Great Gods worksheet and crossword and Great Gods fill in the blank chart .

Thursday was the last day that time will be provided in class to finish these. What was not finished today in class is HOMEWORK!

QUIZLET link to study Greek and Roman names for the gods.

Friday –  Western Civilization discussion
A good explanation of the origins and the concept of Western Civilization can be found here.

WEEK OF 12/16

MONDAY – Video – The Lost Civilization – take two column notes
Mini Lesson – What is an acrostic?
Create an acrostic poem after reading pp. 151 to 155 in the text and the Minoan acrostic activity.
TUESDAY – Review Minoan culture.
WEDNESDAY – Learning Ancient Greek writing activity.
THURSDAY – Create an acrostic poem about the Mycenaean people after reading and taking notes on pp. 155-159; then read the Mycenaean acrostic activity before completing your acrostic.

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