Athens and Sparta were the preeminent city-states of Ancient Greece, but had widely differing cultures and societies. The students will be writing an acrostic couplet on the Military, Politics, Infrastructure, Religion, Art, Agriculture, Economy, Language, and Social Structure in Athens or Sparta. This is a Common Core approach where the students much think as historians and present their information concisely. They can work in large groups and share their poems with the class as a review. Illustrations aid in students’ understanding. Examples of old projects included as a guide.