Causes and Effects of the Peloponnesian War

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The Peloponnesian Wars – Lesson and Activity

The main objective of this lesson is to have students describe causes, effects and strategies of the Peloponnesian war

Check out an alternate DBQ lesson on the Peloponnesian War: Click Here!

In this lesson you get a 15 slide PPT with:

  • Do Now
  • Information Chart
  • Comparison Chart of Athens and Sparta
  • 2 Video Links
  • 2 Assessment Questions
  • Activity Instructions
  • Conclusion Questions

There are 3 different options for the activity each based on two readings.

· Reading 1: Causes and Effects of The Peloponnesian War (630 words)

· Reading 2: The Peloponnesian War: Athens vs. Sparta (850 words)

Activity Option 1: Advantages and Disadvantages Worksheet

Students assess and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each side.

Activity Option 2: Cause and Effects Chart

Students describe the Causes of the War, Strategies of Athens, Strategies of Sparta, and Effects of the War on Greece.

Activity Option 3: Effects Organizer

Students are given different events/facts on the Peloponnesian War and must describe the impacts/outcomes of them. Two versions available for differentiation.

Version A – 6 Events/Facts Version B – 8 Events/Facts

Full Keys are provided for each activity option!

This lesson has been adapted for digital learning. Students can use apps such as LuminPDF or Dochub to complete and submit the fillable PDF files.

View a video tutorial on how to integrate these digital PDFs into Google Classroom here!

Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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