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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Daily life in ancient Athens

In groups of 4, you have to create a poster (digital or cardboard) explaining everyday life of citizens in ancient Athens. You are required to explain housing, daily activities, food, leisure, etc. Also, you should emphasize the differences among the different members of a family.

The grade will take into account accuracy to historical reality, originality, aesthetics and writing.

Plagiarism means the failure of this assignment (0 as grade).

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In groups of 4, you have to create a poster (digital or cardboard) explaining and illustrating one of the following topics about the everyday life of ancient Greeks.

Foods – The Agora – Theatre festivals – Leisure and recreation – Housing – Olympic Games – Greek women – Clothing and fashion.

The grade will take into account accuracy to historical reality, originality, aesthetics and writing.

Plagiarism means the failure of this assignment (0 as grade).

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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 – – 359* – 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.

* Added later. Sorry about that.