In this unit plan, students will 'compete' as City-States in academically driven Olympic Games. Each day the City-States (polis) will gather together and participate in Olympic events. The events are designed as cooperative stations to reinforce vocabulary and critical elements in Ancient Greek history.
The Olympic challenges include:
-City-state (polis) banner design and presentation
-Mycenaean/Minoan sorting station (A compare/contrast activity related to these two early civilizations and their influence on Greek culture)
-A giant democracy vocabulary puzzle (developing familiarity with terms related to Athenian democracy including: Cleisthenes, Pericles, Representative Democracy, Oligarchy, Tyranny, etc.)
-Something's a 'Myth" (identifying and matching key themes in myths)
-Timeline Bingo (Looking closely at people, events, dates and vocabulary surrounding Persia, the Persian Wars, Peloponnesian Wars, Alexander the Great)
This 70 page packet includes fully printable station materials, supplemental reading materials (or links to relevant materials), teacher directions.