Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WHI Day 2: Greece - Cultures of the Mountains and Sea

Setting the Stage
In ancient times, Greece was not a unified country.  It was a collection of separate lands where Greek-speaking people lived.  The land consisted mainly of a mountainous peninsula that separated these people.  The region's physical geography directly shaped Greek traditions and customs.

Activities
1.  What do you know/think you know about the ancient Greeks?
         a.  Students will answer this question in a paragraph and a class discussion will follow
2. Greek Map - Due Wednesday (25 Points)
         a.  Students will be given a map of Greece and they will be responsible to find cities, bodies
              of water, and other landmarks.
         b.  Map
3.  Geography shapes Greek life
         a.  Students will read and describe the impact that Greece's geography and climate had on
              its people.  This will be compared to the geography and climate that we see here in Iowa!
         b.  Handout

Objectives
1.  Identify ways geography and climate shaped Greek life.
2.  Explain the rise and development of Mycenaean civilization

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