Students study the background, methods , and results of the Peloponnesian War in this complete lesson, especially focusing on Athens' involvement in the Peloponnesian War. They examine maps and images, take concise notes from a PowerPoint, and analyze excerpts from Thucydides' famous "Melian Dialogue" and Pericles' "Funeral Oration."
Students compare and contrast Spartan and Athenian strategies in the Peloponnesian War and examine Pericles' plan to save Athens. The lesson additionally teaches the concept of imperialism to students by examining case studies of Athenian imperialistic actions and has students compare Athenian foreign policy to its democratic ideals.
- Detailed lesson plan
- Corresponding PowerPoint presentation
- "Melian Dialogue" reading excerpts and worksheet
- "Funeral Oration" reading excerpts and worksheet
- Complete teacher answer key
Files are left in Word so you may edit them according to the needs of your class.
For BIG savings, you can purchase this resource and many others in my Ancient Greece Unit Bundle: 10 Lessons and 92 Pages of Resources!
You may also be interested in the following resources:
Athens vs. Sparta: Lesson, Reading, and Debate ActivityThe Persian Wars: Reading, Worksheet, and Illustrated Timeline ActivityPath to the Peloponnesian War: Reading and Interactive SimulationGreek Philosophers Lesson: Socrates, Plato, and AristotleAncient Greek Art and Literature: Lesson and WorksheetsHow “Great” was Alexander the Great?: Worksheet, DBQ, and Writing Lesson
GET FREE TPT CREDITS:
If you use this product, please leave a review! Not only is it helpful for me, you can get feedback credits on future purchases! Simply go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases.
Become a follower to be the first to enter my monthly TpT gift certificate giveaway, hear about flash freebies, discounts, and new products!