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Ancient Greece Worksheets - Reading Comprehension Passages, Questions, and Annotations
This resource is designed for an Ancient Greece unit. It contains 5 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!
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Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:
1.) The Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations of Ancient Greece
-Describes timelines, locations, and a brief overview of history of the two civilizations
Minoan Civilization (2700-1450 BC) on the Island of Crete
-Bronze Age Civilization
Mycenaean Civilization (1600-1100 BC) monarchies built on hills
-Comparison to past civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, China)
-Describes Ancient Greece landscape – located on three bodies of water (Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea, and the Aegean Sea)
Keywords: Minoan, Mycenaean, monarchies, Bronze Age Civilization
2.) The Dark Ages Describes daily life during the Dark Ages – Economy and society falling apart after the Bronze Age.
-Describes what might have caused the collapse
-Describes why historians referred to this period as the Dark Ages
3.) Ancient Greek Olympics
-Describes how it was a series of athletic competitions among city-states.
-held every four years, known as an “Olympiad”
-describes the Ancient Greek Olympic sports (chariot racing, discus, javelin, etc.)
-provides a comparison with present day Olympics
Keywords: Olympiad, Olympic Games, chariot
4.) Daily Life in Athens
-Describes daily life and structure of society for Athenians and City-States (Polis)
-Describes Athenian Government in 500 BC
-Describes political ideas and forward ways of thinking
Keywords: Polis, democracy, Athenian Assembly, oligarchy, democracy
5.) Spartan Warriors and the Peloponnesian War -Description of how Spartans were trained at an early age in the military (taken from their family and sent away to become soldiers)
-Physical fitness seen as highly important
-Forward thinking in some aspects – Spartan women were educated and had rights of owning property.
-Demonstrates contrast, they were also barbaric and had a high slave population
Keywords: helots, ephors
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