Unit 4 – Ancient Greece

  1. THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
  2. HISTORICAL EVOLUTION.
    • The origins of Greek civilization.
    • The Archaic period (8th-6th BC).
    • Classical Greece (5th-4th BC).
    • The Hellenistic period (338-30 BC).
  3. POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ORGANISATION IN THE POLEIS.
    • The political system of Athens: democracy.
    • The political system of Sparta: oligarchy.
    • Life in the poleis.
    • Social organisation in ancient Greece
  4. GREEK CULTURE AND RELIGION.
    • Gods, heroes and myths: Greek religion.
    • Greek culture.
  5. GREEK ART.
    • Architecture.
    • Sculpture.
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Valdebernardo Herald – Greek edition

In this unit you will have to do a newspaper frontpage with some elements we are going to study in the unit. So, read the job offer before you begin.

The instructions for this unit are in the following infographic:

The possible dates for the newspaper (and the main event that happened, with possible headlines about that event) are the following:

  • 480 BCE – End of Persian Wars.
    • VICTORY!
    • GREEK VICTORY!
    • PERSIAN EMPIRE RETREATS!
  • 431 BCE – Beginning of Peloponnesian Wars.
    • CIVIL WAR DECLARED.
    • GREEKS AGAINST GREEKS.
    • SPARTA THREATENS ATHENS.
  • 429 BCE – Death of Pericles.
    • LEADING CITIZEN DIES.
    • PERICLES DIES.
    • THE LOSS OF A GREAT MAN.
  • 404 BCE – End of the Peloponnesian Wars.
    • PEACE!
    • ATHENS SURRENDERS.
    • SPARTA DEFEATS ATHENS.
  • 359 BCE – Philip II of Macedon conquered Greece.
    • MACEDON TAKES ATHENS.
    • PHILIP II, NEW RULER.
    • GREECE, NEW MACEDONIAN TERRITORY.
  • 332 BCE – Alexander the Great conquered Egypt.
    • EGYPT CONQUERED.
    • ALEXANDER THE PHARAOH.
    • ALEXANDER, NEW PHARAOH.
  • 323 BCE – Alexander the Great died in Babylon.
    • ALEXANDER DIES.
    • KING OF THE WORLD DIES.
    • THE END OF DYNASTY.
    • ALEXANDER: END OF THE ROUTE.

Timeline of Ancient Greece

Following the instructions for doing timelines we saw in the previous unit (and you have in the main page of your course), you have to do a timeline of Ancient Greece including the following dates:

800 – 776 – 499 – 480 – 431 – 404 – 336 – 323 – 146 – 100 BCE.

Since it just comprises from 800 to 100 BCE, it’s only 700 years. Therefore, use about 4 cms per century when doing the timeline in your notebook.

Use one colour for the Archaic Period, another for the Classical Period, and another for the Hellenistic period. In addition to that, add two or 3 main characteristics of each of the periods.

Specify what happened in the dates whenever it is possible.

Crash Course World History #5: The Persians & The Greeks + #8 Alexander the Great

Copy the title of the video, the questions and answer them:

  1. Why is the image we have of the Persians so negative? Does it correspond with how they actually were?
  2. How were the Greeks in Anatolia called? What war began because of trying to control them?
  3. What was the name of the Persian religion? How was it?
  4. What are the symbols of the moment of splendour of Ancient Greece?
  5. How were the Greeks politically organized?
  6. What can you say about the Persian Wars?
  7. How was the organization of Sparta? Why did they fight the Athenians? In what conflict?

 

In addition to this video, we will watch the one dedicated to Alexander the Great also in the classroom: