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It’s All Greek to Me!
Directions: The teacher shows the PowerPoint program, “It’s All Greek To Me” on a large screen projection while students follow along, filling in the blanks on the accompanying worksheet. Students try to guess the blank words. The teacher clicks on the blanks to have the words and accompanying sound effects appear. Students fill in the correct words. Students use the worksheet as a review for a test on the Greek vocabulary words.
This program was created by Marie Sontag email@example.com It may be freely used for educational purposes by credentialed teachers in a classroom setting. All other uses must obtain permission. Marie Sontag, 1999
Independent city-states such as A_____ and S_____. A p____ consisted of the city and its surrounding countryside. Some were large, such as Athens (1,000 square miles). Most were much smaller (many had less than 1__ square miles.)
The fortified, h ___-ground area of a c___. The Acropolis usually overlooked the sea, so G_____ could easily see if they were being attacked.
The f___ men of a p____. In Athens, only the citizens could take part in the government and vote. They all had to serve in the a____ and volunteer for jury duty. To qualify as a citizen, a man had to be b___ to Athenian p______.
A man born o_______ Athens, but who had come to live in Athens, usually to trade or practice a craft. M_____ had to pay taxes and serve in the army, if required. Metics could n____ become citizens. They had n__ say in government, could not own houses or land, and could not speak in a court of l___.
Workers owned by the people. Some s_____ were skilled craftsmen. Their owners would sometimes set them up in a business, sharing the profits with the slaves. Some slaves saved up money to b__ their freedom. However, freed slaves could never become c______ or metics.
This is a Greek word meaning “the b___ people.” The aristocrats were usually r___ landowners and were the ones who r__ the government.
This is a Greek word meaning “r___ by the f__.” The aristocratic form of government was called an oligarchy.
The aristocrats formed a c______ of rulers who made policies for the city-states, which were then carried out by magistrates. This council was called the A__________.
“It’s All Greek to Me” was created by Marie Sontag and may be reproduced for classroom use only by credentialed teachers. Marie Sontag, 1999, all rights reserved. For more information, go to www.TimeTrek.org