This is the sixth in a series of PowerPoints I have done for a World History Course. It covers Ancient Greece from the Minoans to Alexander the Great. Some topics include the Thera Eruption, Greek City State Comparisons, Greek Thinkers, The Persian Wars, Hellenistic Culture, etc. I make my PowerPoints light on words, because I elaborate on them myself. I have tried to make them as aesthetically pleasing as possible, so students will enjoy the presentation as much as they can. NOTE: The glowing words are the really important things on a slide that I definitely want my students to remember! I usually break the PowerPoints up when I use them, into multiple days. (Ex. I'll teach a couple of slides then do an activity. I'll pick back up the next day.) You should feel free to use these as template. Edit them to your satisfaction, but I feel these are great tools and springboards! Strickland Presentations
NOTE ON THIS POWERPOINT - There are two different activities that I have in this PowerPoint. One is a voting activity done right after the Greek Society Slide. I do the same activity when I go to Rome as well. For Greece, I do a Direct Democracy where every student has a vote. They stand up and go to the side of the room for the thing they want to vote for. You can use these or not for your own classroom.
There is also an interactive Venn Diagram comparing Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian War. I usually have students match the terms on their own then review as a class. You can do it as a whole class to save time though!