Thursday, January 8, 2015

WHI Day 3: Influences of Geography and Mythology to the Ancient Greeks

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.  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
         c.  We will finish up this discussion and discuss the influence of climate
2.  Mycenaean Civilization
         a.  What was their city like? 
3.  Greek Mythology
         a.  Trojan War, Iliad, Odyssey, and the Dorians
         b.  Mythology PowerPoint

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

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