The Making of Spartan Soldiers Reading

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This is a fantastic Ancient Greece primary source details how children in the city-state of Sparta were raised to become the fierce warriors they are famous for being.

The 1-page excerpt from The Lives of Plutarch has been edited so that it is easy for students to understand and relate to. It tells of the many incredibly difficult things children in Sparta went through to become soldiers and how harshly they were treated.

After reading the excerpt, students complete the short reading comprehension and opinion questions at the end.

Both an editable Google Docs version and complete answer key are both included for your convenience.

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3 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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