Year 7
Term III
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Ancient Greece Map

1Timeline
You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/aegean/timeline.html
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/world_history/greece.htm
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/world_cultures/europe/ancient_greece.asp

Task 1 – Construct a Timeline of the Period
800 to 100 BC
then
Can you write your name in Greek?
Your Name in Greek



This year- 2010 I have decided ,after consultation with some students to REDUCE the number of assignments to 3 for this term




Note:
The Timeline (number 1) is compulsory
The Glossary Task( Number 17 ) is compulsory
YOU MAY CHOOSE ONE from Number 2 to 16



Topics 2-3

2 Trial by Jury

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Timer






You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
Guilty or not Guilty?
Explain in a couple of paragraphs how the court system worked in Athens

3 Tragedy and Comedy Theatre
You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
http://www.htansw.asn.au/members/memberresources/webquests/weblessons/yr7greecefiles/ancientgreektheatrewebquest.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/classics/theatre/intro.shtml

Explain in point form how the theatre operated in Athens


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Greek Theatre






4 Myths and Legends
You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
**//Gods and Myths//**
http://www.mythweb.com/
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Behind the ancient myth lies a tale of heroism, treachery, love and tragedy - and perhaps a little grain of truth.
http://www.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/ancientgreece/process.html#2


The Amazons
soundbyte from Xena Warrior Princess
Who were the Amazons?
http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_world/religion.html


Select any Greek myth you enjoyed and tell the story from the
POINT OF VIEW of one of the main parties involved.
( about 200 words )

5 Democracy

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All in Favour ?




You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
The People rule
bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/greeks
Find out about the development of Athenian democracy.

Athens and Democracy

Discover how the ancient Athenians wrestled for the political soul of their city-state.

Critics of Democracy
- the roots of Western Democracy.
Greek Government: Do you know what Democracy is ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/classics/mytilene/intro.shtml
Athens Thinks Twice

Explain to a visitor to Athens how your city runs using the system of government known as

“Democracy.” ( about 200 words )


6 Citizens and Slaves
You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/aegean/culture/classesofathens.html
Slavery http://www.crystalinks.com/greekslavery.html
City life and culture http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/athens/city.shtml
Daily Life-Slaves
Lives of the slaves
http://www.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/ancientgreece/process.html#2
Soundbyte From I Dream of Jeannie

Explain to a visitor to Athens how the system of slavery works.
(About 200 words)

7 The Olympics


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athlete and official

You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
Olympia
Olympia
The Sacred Truce
Athletic Events
Spectators

The Olympics



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Olympic athletes


The Olympics: Ancient versus Modern
With pampered stars, super-human deeds and shameless cheats,
were the ancient Olympics really all that different?

Ancient Greek Olympics Gallery
What did the games mean to the ancient Greeks? Explore the events, rituals and beliefs of this
fascinating ancient festival.

Pankration Wrestling

Women at Olympia

Sport: Olympics 2004

World Service: Ancient Olympics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/classics/olympics/intro.shtml

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/sports.html

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Olympic runners




Write a newspaper front page about the events at a typical Olympic Games in Ancient Greece.
Use headlines, pictures and at least two full stories.



8Architecture and Sculpture
You can use the links below or find your own information from other links or books.
Architecture


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Acropolis

Acropolis

http://www.mythweb.com/

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/greek_arch.html

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/architecture/greekarch2.htm

Sculpture
Lord Elgin - Saviour or Vandal? The heated debate over the 'Elgin Marbles' continues to this day.

Whose side are you on?
Architecture
Architecture
You are a proud citizen of Athens. Describe in about 100 words some features of your city.


9 Epic Poetry

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Not this Homer




soundbyte from the Simpsons

The myth of the Trojan war
Iliad and Odyssey

soundbyte from "Troy"

http://library.thinkquest.org/19300/data/homer.htm

http://wsu.edu/~dee/MINOA/HOMER.HTM a bit difficult

Tell a group of your own children who is your favourite character from Homer‘s stories.

( Remember they are young kids) in about 100 words

( And For Fun Only )
Odyssey Simulation Game:
What would you do if you were Odysseus?


10 Women
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Greek Women




Daily Life-Women & Children
Women of Athens
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/aegean/culture/womenofathens.html
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/aegean/culture/womenofathens.html
http://www.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/ancientgreece/process.html#2
In about 100 words explain what was important for women to learn in Ancient Athens.


11 Warfare

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Phalanx

Phalanx

Warfare
Ancient Greeks
Athletes Warriors and heroes

In about 100 words explain what was important for a young man to learn about warfare in
Ancient Greek times.







12 Athens
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City of Athens
- | City life and culture
- Other Greek Festivals
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/aegean/thecities/athens.html
Compare Athens and Sparta
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/worksheets/spartans/worksheet1.html
What do you particularly like or find interesting about this city-state?



13 Corinth

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Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo

Corinth City State
Types of Government
Ships on Land
Corinth at War
What do you particularly like or find interesting about this city-state?
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14 Sparta
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/aegean/thecities/sparta.html
women of Sparta
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/aegean/culture/womenofsparta.html
http://wsu.edu/~dee/GREECE/SPARTA.HTM
http://www.sikyon.com/sparta/sparta_eg.html
What do you particularly like or find interesting about this city-state?


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Spartan

Spartan

soundbyte from movie "300"

15 Other Greek Cultures-Crete


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Minotaur

Minotaur

Crete and Minoans
The Fall of the Minoan Civilisation
An intriguing theory blames a cycle of interlocking disasters for bringing Minoan civilisation to an end.
Echoes of Plato's Atlantis
The lost city of legend has long maintained a hold on the popular imagination.
But could Atlantis have been real?
What do you particularly like or find interesting about this city-state?


16 Other Greek Cultures-
Alexander and Macedonia

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Alexander in India

Alexander in India

Alexander the Great: Hunting for a New Past
Can we create a picture of the living, breathing human being from the competing histories of Alexander?
Alexander the Great:
If you are going to be an expert on ancient Greece,you need to know about
Alexander!!

What do you particularly like or find interesting about this city-state?



17 - Glossary- Compulsory
Compulsory Task – all classes
Show that you know the meaning of these
words.
Explain in a full sentence__ for each word.
Acropolis , Aristophanes , Aspasia , assembly , Athena
Athens , Attica , aulos , citizen , city state , Corinth
Delphi , democracy , Hera , hoplite , isthmus
Cypselas , lyre , Mytilene , oligarchy , Olympic Games
pankration , Parthenon , Pericles , Persia , sacrifice , slave
Sophocles , Sparta , trireme , tyranny , Zeus

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Greek Pottery

Greek Pottery


See Also

The Ancient Greeks
bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/
Discover ancient Greece through interactive activities, illustrations and print-offs.
The site covers political systems, religion, society and culture.
Pottery
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/ancient_greece_and_rome/room_13_greece_1050-520_bc.aspx