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Ancient Greece. How has the geography of New Jersey impacted your lives?. Driving Vacation School Clothing Recreation Geography had the same impacts on Ancient Greeks. Geography of Greece . located in southern eastern Europe on more than 400 neighboring islands. Geography of Greece.

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how has the geography of new jersey impacted your lives
How has the geography of New Jersey impacted your lives?
  • Driving
  • Vacation
  • School
  • Clothing
  • Recreation

Geography had the same impacts on Ancient Greeks

geography of greece
Geography of Greece
  • located in southern eastern Europe
  • on more than 400 neighboring islands
geography of greece4
Geography of Greece
  • Crete-The largest of the islands that make up of Greece
  • Rhodes- An island near what is today Turkey
  • Attica-a peninsula that sticks out into the Aegean Sea.
  • Crete-The largest of the islands that make up of Greece
  • Rhodes- An island near what is today Turkey
  • Attica-a peninsula that sticks out into the Aegean Sea.
peninsula
Peninsula

An area of land almost entirely surrounded by water

attica
Attica
  • A peninsula in east-central Greece on the Aegean Sea on which Athens was built.
  • Contained excellent harbors for ships and fishing boats
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Harbor

  • A harbor is a sheltered place along a coast used to protect boats and ships
peloponnesus
Peloponnesus
  • The southern tip of the Greek mainland
  • A large peninsula
  • Mountainous region ringed by a thin band of fertile land
economy of ancient greece
Economy of Ancient Greece
  • Barley & Wheat were grown to make bread
  • Grapes and olives were easy to grow in rocky and hilly areas
  • Sailing was popular way to trade
olive oil
Olive Oil
  • Most valuable Greek product was olive oil
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for flavoring food
  • Used for lamp fuel
  • Used for body lotion
  • Greeks sold the Olive Oil to get other goods that they could not produce
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Impact of Geography

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Protection
  • Easy to trade
  • Solid fishing industry
  • Specialized crops- grapes, olives, etc.
  • Excellent for sailing
  • Difficult for agriculture
  • Tough to travel across land
  • Inconsistent climate
  • Very spread out
  • Few rivers
role of bodies of water
Role of bodies of water
  • Main source of food through fishing industry
  • Most important routes for trade and travel will be the seas
  • Military will depend on sailing the seas to expand the Greek empire
  • Communication
your task
Your task
  • You are a farmer in ancient Greece.
  • Write a letter to your brother or sister who has moved to a Greek city.
  • Explain the problems you have faced in raising this year’s crop.

***Use your social studies text book & your notes as a reference source for information