Classical Greece Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 30 questions based on a Crash Course World History video and the History.com website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the Crash Course video: The Persians and the Greeks. The video will first introduce students to the Persian Empire, which was seen as the historical rival of classical Greece. Their homeland, religion, and societal structure are all briefly explained. Following that, the Greek city states and their differing politics (democracy vs. dictatorships) are brought into the conversation due to the Greek and Persian Wars. The differences in the Greek City states (Athens vs. Sparta) as well as their ideas about democracy (only men could vote) are reviewed. Their victory over the Persians and the formation of the Delian League are then described as the Golden Age of Greek culture. Greeks no longer saw themselves as just members of a city state, but as Greeks. The video then however goes on to show how Athenian dominance over the Delian league would lead to the Peloponnesian War and the conquest of Athens by Sparta. Following the reading, students will proceed to the History.com site where they will get to view a video about the Greek gods as well as read an article about Classical Greece. The article will expand on the information from the Crash Course video and go into more detail about Greek culture, art and architecture during this time.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.