This lesson picks up with the period of chaos following the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization. It then looks at the more settled conditions that returned after 800 BCE and the rise of the Greek city-state (polis). Attention is given to the introduction of the alphabet, the class of small farmers who would form the backbone of most city-states. The lesson ends with a picture essay and notes on the Olympics.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or selectivley integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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