This Persian Wars download includes a reading, worksheet, and a comic project on the two wars between the Greek city-states and Persia between 500 - 479 BCE. The reading covers the entire and major battles, including Darius first invasion and the Battle of Marathon and continuing through the Battle
This passage describes the Peloponnesian War in ancient Greece. 15 questions (true/false and multiple choice) assess students' understanding. I've included a color and black and white version, as well as a key. Please check out the PREVIEW to see exactly what you are getting. The ZIP file has a PD
This digital English Language Arts resource is an engaging 19-slide interactive Google Slides presentation for The Trojan War, perfect for distance learning! The activity includes a short story reading of the Greek myth, The Trojan War, plus questions for students to answer that address important La
Greek Wars Chart (Persian Wars + Peloponesian War) Graphic Organizer. This Graphic organizer is a must have when teaching an introductory unit on Ancient Greece. Students struggle when connecting the timeline between the First and Second Persian Wars, the Golden Age of Athens, and the Peloponesian W
Google Drive Assignment that explains the following essential questions:-How did the Greek polises unite during the Persian War?-How did the results of the Persian War lead to an Athenian Golden Age?-How did commercial and cultural tension lead to conflict between Sparta and Athens?-Why was the Pelo
In these activities your students will be invited to focus on the three most famous battles of Persian Wars: Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis. For the first battle, Marathon, you will read 20 short paragraphs to your students. At the end of each paragraph, you will give them three options and t
Start your study of Greek mythology in the beginning! The materials in this download cover three topics: The creation of the universe, the war between the titans and the gods, and the story of Prometheus and Pandora. The first two stories present the information in engaging prose while the third st
Do your kiddos need practice with Greek and Latin Root Words? This is the perfect Smartboard game and will quickly become a class favorite! It is loaded with interactive buttons, sounds, and animations. It has two sections to support differentiation. In section 1 - students identify the Root words a
COMPACT COMPREHENSION GUIDES (CCGs)
1. Can be used for a variety of instructional purposes, such as Guided Reading, Literacy Centers, and Take-home programs
2. Assesses Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Writing skills in a compact, easy-to-use, uniform format
3. Uses Who, What, Where, When, Why, Which
The lesson begins with an introduction to Pericles and his views on democracy. Students are also introduced briefly to the Persian and Peloponnesian wars and the impact on Greece.For the main activity of the lesson, students are each assigned a quote from Pericles to learn more about his character a
This webquest allows students to learn about Ancient Greeks at War using the great BBC BiteSize History series, which was designed for use in classrooms grade 4-8.This webquest works great as a way to integrate technology into the classroom. The site is advertisement free and includes interactive p
To study ways of living in ancient Greek city-states.
1 class period
Students begin this activity by reading an outline describing the city-states of ancient Greece and the war that was fought between the two leading city-states, Sparta and Athens. Information on the outline is th
This Google Slide presentation focuses on answering the following questions:1. How did Pericles influence government and culture in Athens?2. What was life like for Athenians under the rule of Pericles?3. How did the Peloponnesian War affect the Greek city-states?4. How did the roles of Athenian men
This Research Greek Mythology Game is aligned with Common Core Standards and is appropriate for Grades 6-12.
Game Objective: To use critical thinking skills, creativity skills, and research about Greek mythology when formulating and responding to answers to Greek mythology questions and to share re
Change history?! This product gives students the chance to change history while discovering the reasoning behind why the Greek's went to war with Persian. The students will research their assigned city-state's (see "Your Polis Activity") involvement in the Persian War. Then they will organize their
This lesson focuses on the Persian Wars, during which the Greek city-states briefly united together to save themselves from the Persian threat.
It includes detailed notes on the major battles, such as the Battle of Marathon, Battle of Thermopylae (bravery of the 300 Spartans!), Battle of Salamis,
A comedy script for middle and high school students, reenacting the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, with more laughs and more numerical accuracy than the film "300"! Greek democracies versus the Persian empire! Famous personalities of Athens and Sparta! A Spartan "no frills" tour of th
If you're feeling like your seeing too many glazed over eyes or heads on the desks, it may be time to try these info graphic notes. My students love presenting the information in a more visual format. Students will be compiling information about the various forms of government in the Greek city-st
Students will explore 6 idioms that have origins in the story of the Trojan War in this engaging worksheet. Perfect as a review of the story or as a class warm up. Students will explore 6 idioms, how they are related to the Trojan War, and what those idioms actually mean. You'll find a PDF worksheet
Powerpoint notes on Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War. Covers Persian Wars, Battle of Marathon, Battle of Thermopylae, Salamis and Victory, the Golden Age of Greece, the Peloponnesian War, and the downfall of Greece.
A sixteen-question quiz where students must demonstrate a basic knowledge of facts about the three most famous battles of the Greek-Persian Wars: Thermopylae, Salamis, and Marathon. It is best used as a review or summation quiz after studying these battles and this most famous of ancient wars.
Powerpoints and Textbooks have their limits. I teach mid/upper-level ELL students and gen-ed students with low lexiles and lower attention spans. My test scores on the VA SOL (yes, that’s what our test is called here) were low until I started focusing on Comprehensible Input and Drill-and-Kill. They