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Greece's Geography PPT and Cloze Notes

Greece's Geography PPT and Cloze Notes
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Includes the PPT and Cloze Notes

Aim: How did geography impact the development of classical Greece?

Objective: Students will be able to describe the impact of geography on Greece by viewing a virtual tour of Greece and answering visual analysis questions. (Arounder.com)

Do Now: Making Predictions- View ALL images on your worksheet/screen and answer the following questions:

1. List the different types of physical features (ex: deserts, mountains, islands, plateaus, valleys).

2. What do you think is a benefit of Greek geography?

3. What do you predict will be a disadvantage to the geography in Greece?

4. Do you expect that cultural diffusion was promoted or hindered by the location? Why?

Procedure:

1. Students will complete their “do now” by viewing the images of Greece geography and a physical map of the area.

2. Next, students will complete a “cloze” notes passage by viewing a PowerPoint presentation

and filling in key terms. Students will pause occasionally to answer comprehension questions.

Samples include:

a. According to the maps, what is the most effective method of travel and trade for Greeks?

b. Question: What effect did the geography of ancient Greece have on its early development?

c. An important factor that prevented the ancient Greek city-states from uniting to form a single nation was the...

3. To build on their vocabulary recognition, the class will generate a vocabulary list of important terms introduced during the lesson.

4. Closure: Students will generate a short-paragraph on the following question by utilizing their “cloze” passage notes.

a. How is the geography of Egypt and Greece similar?
Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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