Ancient Greece: An Introduction for Elementary Students

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Give students an introduction to ancient Greece with this engaging, informative reading passage. Students will learn the basics about the life and times of the ancient Greeks. This passage can stand alone, or can lay the foundation for a more thorough study on ancient Greece.

Students will learn:
★ Where is Greece? (includes a map)
★ How many people lived in Greece?
★ What did they eat?
★ What about the kids? (discusses schooling in ancient Greece)
★ What language did they speak? (includes a chart on the Greek alphabet)
★ What were their homes like?
★ What did they wear?
★ How did the government work? (discusses kings, oligarchies, and democracies)
★ Slavery in ancient Greece
★ What were their cities like?
★ Were there ever wars? (discusses the Trojan War)
★ Who are some important people in ancient Greece? (discusses Alexander the Great, Homer, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle)
★ What did they do for fun? (discusses Greek theater and the Olympics)
★ What about the gods? (gives a brief overview of major Greek gods)
★ What are some important places in ancient Greece? (Olympia, the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Delphi are discussed)
★ What is Greece like today?
★ When did all this stuff happen? (two versions of timelines of major Greek events)

This passage contains eight pages of reading material and two timelines. Teachers can provide students will all the pages of material, or pick and choose what material is most important for students.

A KWL chart is included for students to record what they have learned. An open-ended response sheet is also included.


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Ancient Greece: An Introduction for Elementary Students
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Ancient Greece: An Introduction for Elementary Students
Ancient Greece: An Introduction for Elementary Students
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