This unit plan provides a diverse range of class and homework aimed to teach students to consider the question: What choices do humans make when founding cities and colonies? By the end of the unit, all students will be able to answer this question using concrete examples that demonstrate critical analysis of migration, colonization and trade including push and pull factors, geography, political and military strategy. Classroom work includes using Ted-Ed to flip the classroom, discussion strategies used to encourage analysis of the influence of climate on cultures, group collaboration, structured self-assessment, and scaffolded planning. The International Classroom has created student-accessible materials that include text, art, maps, and illustrations on six topics: 1. The Greek City-State, 2. Greek Colonization and Trade, 3. Corinth, 4. Megara, 5. Syracuse, 6. Corfu. With a full set of daily lesson plans, this unit package provides everything you need for 10 classroom periods of meaningful work that starts with introductory information about Greece to in-depth independent work. Lesson includes 3 assessments: a short essay quiz, a map quiz, and a final project rubric. Two PowerPoint files are also included, one for Greek Geogrpahy and one with Bellringer ideas.
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