Students review the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Periods of Ancient Greece in 3 different timelines accompanied by 12 review questions. There are 68 items to be organized chronologically across the 3 timelines and they must be classified according to a system detailed in the instructions. There are 2 other tasks to complete for the actual timeline items (one task for 6 items from each timeline and another task for 4 items from each timeline). All instructions are provided in the handout. There are arrows in the first two lines of the timeline showing students the direction to fill out the pieces in. Answers are provided where appropriate and this could work for a sub!
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--Syracuse settled by Dorian Corinthians
--Archon established in Athens
--Solon introduces coinage system and other reforms
--Helots revolt against Sparta
--Athens ruled by 30 tyrants
--Colossus of Rhodes built
--Achaean League founded
--Corinth sacked by Mummius Achaicus
--Describe how democracy finally came to Athens. Do you think the Athenians were better or worse off for it and why? Why did democracy not take hold in Sparta too? Do you think it should have, why or why not?
--What do you consider the lowest point of the Classical Period and why? Would historians agree with you, why or why not?
--Compare and contrast 4 different aspects/qualities of Athens and Sparta. Which would you have rather lived in during the Classical Period and why?
***a teacher's note is included in the file describing an alternate way students can complete this activity***
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