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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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:

Videos – Athens and Sparta

As it is usual, copy the title of the video, the questions and answer them.

  1. What does “democracy” mean to ancient Athenians?
  2. Who could attend the Athenian assembly, or ekklesia?
  3. What was the role of the Council of 500?
  4. How was the Council of 500, or Boule, selected?
  5. Which office was filled by election and why?
  6. Who was eligible to hold political office and who was not?

 

This video is about Sparta, and we’ll watch it in the classroom. But no questions this time.