Students must circle through the stations and complete a note catcher of noticing and wondering.
This Gallery Walk is designed to express the difficulties and reasons behind the rules within Spartan Society. It asks questions through the listing of laws like "Money shall be made of the cheapest and heaviest iron".(why is this? Because Spartans wanted it to be hard to buy things as they wanted no materialism), and their money needed to stay worthless to avoid trade.
Houses must all look the same, foreigners must leave right away. Cultural diffusion was a bad thing. Sparta was for the state is the point and you can bring that out however you want through a cartoon station, map station, laws station, and original "Voices" station told through the imaginary eyes of Spartans. Powerpoints are included....
as well as a HULK HOGAN (that's right) collage slide for the students to prime themselves before the gallery walk which will include cartoons. Ask students to examine the picture and see what they can tell about this person (Hogan) using evidence from the picture and not just simply what they already knew. They should see he has fans, he was some sort of boxer or wrestler and that when he was older he went through some hard times. All of this is evident in the collage. You can do anyone really. Ive done Jordan to Jackson to Dee Snyder.
Anyway, The students rotate and fill out the included notecatcher. You can ask questions about why these laws came to be, what was the leader of Sparta trying to prevent, how did these customs affect population... the works... If you have any questions, call me or write me.
This Lesson hits all the marks imo.... Student choice literacy, Higher order thinking, multiple entry.....
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(PS- no actual primary sources besides some maps. Everything else was written by me in order to Be "pretend" first hand accounts