Ancient Greece and It's Influence on America
This pack covers the GPS standard SS3H1, which reviews the influence of ancient Greece on America's architecture, Olympic Games, and government. A pacing guide is included with how I utilize all of the activities included. This packet is meant to provide your students with an engaging and interactive way to remember this tough standard!
Booklet- This is a great way for students to practice the vocabulary needed for this unit. This is an easy no-prep way for students to learn the material as well. I even like to send this booklet home with kids to practice reading.
Paper plate map- Students need to be able to locate Greece on map. This paper plate activity is a fun way for them to study what Greece looks like. Just print out one of the maps( one is labeled one is not) and just glue it on any type of paper plate. Great for review!
Olympics Then & Now- This is a comprehension activity which requires students to read about the Olympics and complete a compare & contrast activity with a few comprehension questions.
Design your own building- This is a fun and easy way to get your kiddos thinking about Greek architecture. You can supply them with any type of materials, or let them get creative and bring their own. An easy approach is using pretzel sticks and icing.
Democracy Readers Theater- Understanding democracy can be a tough concept; this skit should make the topic a little bit more relevant. Students always enjoy sharing their acting skills too!
Center Activities- I included three days worth of center activities. I like to use these as a review.
First center- Students pretend they're on the Olympics committee and they make some new decisions.
Second Center- Students design their own column. You will need a paper towel roll, paper, and coloring materials. They will also complete a handout as well.
Third Center- Students set up their BINGO card for our BINGO review game. Everything is provided, including a card and word bank.
Bingo Review- The day before the test I like to play BINGO as a review game. This is a great way to see if your students have mastered the vocabulary.
Glyph- This activity can also be used to review before the assessment. Or you can use it as a TOTD or morning work.
Assessment- I've included a multiple choice, matching, and short answer assessment with a key.
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