Ancient Greece Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations

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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!

Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!

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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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.


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