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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
The options are vast with this Ancient Greece and Olympics research project! Using Scholastic online resources, historians have interactive and educational supports to guide them through researching and writing about the 2004 Olympics in...
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Was It Better to Be an Athenian or a Spartan?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Athens and Sparta were two great civilizations that arose out of ancient Greece. Using role plays, readings with discussion questions and graphic organizers, and a structured debate, learners consider whether it would have been better to...
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Life in the Greek City-States: Athens and Sparta

For Students 7th - 9th
Developing lessons that address the diversity found in the 21st-century classroom can be a challenge. A plan about life in the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta provides a model for how instruction can be differentiated to address...
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Athens and Sparta-Imagine the Possibilities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Both Athens and Sparta made choices to survive in ancient Greece. Those choices were, in essence, economic ones about how to direct resources. A Venn diagram activity and reading ask class members to examine the connection between...
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A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To learn more about life in ancient Greece, viewers spend a day with Athenians Archias and his wife, Dexileia. Viewers learn about Archias's household and observe the roles of his wife, his children and their tutors, and his slaves. Then...
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Philosophy - Plato

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some of the best advice for society, relationships, and personal growth was written nearly 3,000 years ago. High schoolers learn more about Plato's four ideas for reaching eudaimonia, or "fulfillment," in an explanatory video. 
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An Introduction to Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War so influential in his time, as well as in modern politics? Learn about the distinctive features of the text, including its lack of adherence to divine influence, and the details of...
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Ancient Greece Map Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Since the beginning of time, geography has shaped the development of human civilization, and ancient Greece is no exception. This worksheet supports young historians with exploring this relationship as they first identify key land...
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The Peloponnesian War

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
A complete play-by-play of the Peloponnesian War in a PowerPoint presentation form awaits you. The resource includes 25 slides of bulleted text and corresponding images and maps to tell the tale of the ancient Greek war fought by Athens...
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Sparta vs Athens

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Compare and contrast the cities of Sparta and Athens and their struggle for supremacy in ancient Greece. Pupils follow along this presentation by creating a two-column chart, filling it in with information regarding the cities'...
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Ancient Athens Part 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Athens, favored by the gods and cherished by time. The bustling present and the distant past co-exist as one in the conclusion of the History ChannelÕs three part series devoted to Athens. Mixing modern day footage with beautifully...
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Ancient Athens Part 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Mixing modern day footage with beautifully animated reconstructions, this History Channel video focuses on the Acropolis, the high point, or citadel, of Athens. A great introduction to this wonder of the ancient world for your world...
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Athens vs. Sparta

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Three regents questions, a compare and contrast exercise, and a bit of topical review on the similarities and difference of Athens and Sparta. Kids review the material, read several passages (not included), then work together to complete...
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Classical Greece

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Studying ancient Greek culture, literature, and architecture is a great way to begin a unit on world cultures - or to start reading Antigone or other Greek dramas. Detailing the social aspects of ancient Greek life, this presentation...
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Athens and Olive Oil

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Athens had olive oil—and lots of it! However, it needed wheat from the Egyptians. Understanding how societies get what they need through advantage and trade can be complicated. A scripted role-play exercise and in-class production...
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Ancient Athens Part 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The History ChannelÕs celebration of Greek World History Week begins with a look at Athens. Burned by invading Persians and reconstructed by Pericles, the animated reconstructions let viewers tour this most famous city of the ancient...
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Athens vs. Sparta

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta. Each text-rich slide provides a simple description of both Athenian and Spartan life, their governments, and their societies. Use this presentation to...
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The City-States of Greece

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A background on ancient Greece and its city-states is the focus of this presentation. With facts about Greek geography, politics, and culture, these slides would be a good way to strengthen a lecture on ancient Greece or world cultures.
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Ancient Greece: Athens as a City State

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders find Greece on the map and recognize how the geography of Greece was important in its development. In this ancient Greece lesson, 6th graders research Greece and compare to the civilization of ancient Egypt. Students answer...
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Social Studies: The Birth of Olympism

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete maps of Ancient Greece identifying key sites of the ancient Olympic games. After watching a video, they complete worksheets about the games and the athletes. Students discuss how the spirit of Ekecheiria, the "Sacred...
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Writing Exercises: Ancient Greece

For Students 6th - 10th
Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this Ancient Greece assignment has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into...
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The School of Athens

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Athens learning exercise, students watch slides on Athens and fill in the blanks to sentences about what they see. Students fill in the blanks for 14 slides.