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Greece achievements

Greece Achievements

Greece achievements


  • Objective:

    • SWBAT describe the achievements of the Greeks and explain how those achievements impact us today

  • Do Now:

    • How did the mountains effect the development of Greece?

  • ___________________________________________________

  • Activity:

    • Jigsaw

    • Graphic orgnizer

  • Assessment:

    • Collection of Graphic Organizer

  • Homework:

    • The Olympic Games and Questions



Greece achievements


  • Objective:

    • SWBAT describe the achievements of the Greeks

  • Do Now:

    • How did the mountains effect the development of Greece

  • Activity:

    • DBQ

  • Homework:

    • The Olympic Games and Questions



  • Drama:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • Literature (writing):The Greeks are known for their great work in literature. Their literature is famous even today. Their drama can be broken up into parts plays, comedies, poems and Tragedies. Some of the famous works are: the Odyssey and Oedipus Rex



  • The Greeks took games of all kinds very seriously, but especially physical athletic competition.

  • The Greeks believed that their gods loved to see strong bodies.

  • The Greeks were very competitive, so there were a lot of athletic competitions in Greece. The most famous of these is the Olympic Games, but there were other games held in other places as well. The Olympic Games are the same Olympic Games that we watch on TV every 4 years.

Sculptures and architectures

Sculptures and Architectures:

  • The Greeks are known for their realistic sculptures. Most sculptures were propionate and true to its size. They emphasize a more natural form of art. Sculptors carved gods, goddesses, athletes and famous men in a way that showed human beings in their most idealistic and graceful form. The Greeks built great buildings with columns. An example of their work is the Parthenon in Athens.



  • The Greeks did not like algebra, they wanted to prove things true, so they felt that geometry was the way to do math. Some famous Greek Mathematicians were Pythagoras, Euclid and Archimedes.



  • The Greek city-state Athens developed the 1st democratic government where everyone votes.

  • This is where the US gets its government from.

  • Everyone has the power.

Greece achievements


Many Greeks believed that everything was ruled by the different gods above, until these philosophers evolved.

Greece achievements

  • Objective:

    • SWBAT list and describe one belief of each Greek Philosopher

  • Do Now:

    • What are 2 achievements of the Greeks ? _____________________________________

  • Activity: .

    • Graphic organizer for Philosophers

  • Assessment:

    • Collection of graphic organizer

  • Homework:

    • Documents 1,2 and 3 in Ancient Greek Contributions DBQ



  • Philosophers or Thinkers-- someone who looks to understand why things are the way things are.

  • They were determined to search for the truth no matter what

  • These Greek thinkers did not believe that events were caused by the gods

  • Greek philosophers believed through reason and observation, they could discover laws that governed why things were the way they were in the universe.

  • This changed the way people think



  • Socratic Method: Teaching by using question-and-answer format to lead students to understanding ideas or thoughts through reasoning

  • Let students learn for themselves

  • Socrates was put on trial, accused of corrupting the city’s youth and defying the gods

  • Sentenced to death – drank a cup of Hemlock (poison)



  • Emphasized the importance of reason and rational (thought based on reason) thought

    • Wrote The Republic - In this Plato described his vision of an ideal state (government)

    • He argued the state(government) should regulate every aspect of its citizens lives



  • Studied all forms of government – favored rule by a single, strong and virtuous leader



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