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The unit begins with a background knowledge vocabulary and study guide questions with answers at the end of the unit. The unique geography of Greece is introduced and and related to the development of city-states. The concepts of the Trojan War are explored. Greek gods, oracles, and the development of ancient Olympics are compared and contrasted to modern Olympics through a classroom research activity that culminates in class Venn Diagram in which each student is prepared to contribute. The Greek Philosophers; Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are compared and contrasted with review of their differences via provided video. The Greek Dark Ages, The Peloponnesian War, and the spread of Greek Culture are explored through comparing and contrasting Athenian and Spartan Cultures as well a the later conquests of Alexander the Great.