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Athens, Greece, & America’s Democracy

Athens, Greece, & America’s Democracy

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  1. Athens, Greece, &America’s Democracy 3rd Grade Social Studies

  2. The Standard Says… I know why Greece is important to America’s democracy. Georgia Performance Standard SS3H1A

  3. Essential Question How is Greek culture reflected in America?

  4. Vocabulary Log Words • ancient • influence • architecture • culture • traditions

  5. Vocabulary • ancient: old • influence: causing something to happen or change • architecture: how a building is designed

  6. Vocabulary 4. culture: the way of life of a group of people 5. traditions: practices that are done in people’s culture

  7. Greece • Many of our political traditions in American come from ancient Greece. • Greece is a country in Europe. • One great influence from this country is it’s architecture.

  8. Architecture • Architecture involves planning and constructing buildings. • Many of our American government buildings are similar to buildings from ancient Greece.

  9. The Parthenon • This is a picture of The Parthenon in ancient Athens. • The columns in the picture resemble columns that we see in the United States.

  10. Examples The U.S. Capitol The Parthenon The U.S. Supreme Court What common feature do you see in all three pictures?

  11. Were YOU listening?

  12. Quick Quiz • Number your paper from 1-5. Write the letter of the correct answer. • America’s architecture is influenced by: • Spain • Russia • Greece

  13. Quick Quiz 2. The Supreme Court is structured (built) like the __________. • Parthenon • White House • Bank 3. Greek culture had on influence on American: a. music b. food c. architecture and politics

  14. Quick Quiz 2. The Supreme Court is structured (built) like the __________. • Parthenon • White House • Bank 3. Greek culture had on influence on American: a. music b. food c. architecture and politics

  15. Quick Quiz 4. The main feature that is both on ancient Greek buildings and American’s modern-day buildings is: a. doors b. windows c. columns