19050-76200Project meetingWelcome in Greece15430494037965<br /> 1ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο ΓιαννιτσώνProject meeting [April 2010]<br />Dear Pupils , Dear Parents We are all together today to celebrate a special event. We welcome our partners in the European Program Comenius Socrates. The program funded by the European Union, is an innovative approach of inclusive education and our school cooperated together with five schools from the European Union in the project “Spare time and Sports to Unite”. The aim of our project is to educate our students in order to respect their Peers, especially the ones with different talents. During this two years we tried to broaden opportunities for all pupils to achieve their potential and also make friends from other European schools. The objective of our cooperation is to remove barriers to educational success rather than expect everybody to achieve the same. Working on this project we had the challenge to find activities, games and sports to engage all pupils so they realize that the differences between us are natural but always there are ways to get closer. As teachers we also had the chance to visit all schools and evaluate, methods and practices. We have seen how the differet educational system can be able to provide technical support specialized staff , learnig opportunities as well as care in all aspects and now we have to go further and try to put our new ideas into practice.During the last meeting in Austria we all realized how essential is the active participation of parents in school activities of their children. We noticed that If there are positive relations between the parents and the school, the children will develop positive relations with their peers, too. Also, that is how these children can develop positive attitudes towards school and school obligations, motivation for work, which all leads to higher attainment.We believe that cooperativeness between teachers students and parents in this welcome ceremony demonstrates in the best possible way the aims and the framework of the project. With my best wishesAmbrazi Zoe39243004060190<br />NAME OF PARTECIPANTS AND SCHEDULE<br />ITALY AUSTRIASPAING BRITAINNETHERLADSAntonio ClaserPaolo IottiAndrea BursiBernhard FrischmannMarkus PitschedellSven BeierCarina Berner Julia MathiesClaudio Conte Manuel DomínguezAsuncion LuqueJudi StacpooleCarol ParreyRaf NottermansMonique Lion, Emmy Bemelmans, Gemma NafzgerWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday4/21/20104/22/20104/23/20104/24/20104/25/2010Arrivals9.00 Meeting with the major in the Town Hall8.30 Visiting museum of Pella Visit places in Thessaloniki - All day trip Departures 10.00 Welcome ceremony in the school11.00 Coffe time11.30 Visiting classes 12.00 Visiting the waterfalls of Edessa 12.00 Discussion about the education in Greece1.00 Lunch in the town of Edessa1.00 Lunch in the scool. Prepared by parents3.00 Back to Giannitsa3.00 Project meeting -Evaluation of the projectFree time- Shopping Free time 8.00pm Dinner 8.30 Dinner8.30 Dinner8.30 Dinner -Greek music <br />Welcome musical<br />Comenius classes present Greece through music, food colors and songs <br /> Ode to joy – Every star is different chorus master Eirine Panagouli<br />Welcome speech <br />Introduction song “Sea”<br /> My country sleeps in the arms of the see thousand years , poem by O. Elytis<br />Zorbas the Greek <br />The life in the Aegean islands<br /> The Islanders<br />The mermaid<br />The sailors.<br />The blue beads. <br />Traditional Greek dance. <br />Fishermen<br />Fish<br />The songs of Piraeus. <br />In the midday heat. <br />Tomatoes dancing cha cha cha<br />Strawberries with a swirl of cream<br />Water melons.<br />Final<br />Greek music live : teacher Giorgos Tonas bouzouki ,teacher Damianos Papadopulos guitar, student Dimitris Papadopoulos bouzouki<br />Gaitanaki of Peace :Traditional dance <br />Diagram of ancient history periods2800-2000 B C2000-1550BC1550-11OOBC11OO-800BC800-5OOBC500-323 BC323-146BCEarly Helladic periodMiddle Helladic periodLate Helladic period Geometric periodArchaic period ClassicalPeriod Hellenistic periodEarly Minoan periodMiddle Minoan periodLate Minoan periodEarly Cycladic periodMiddle Cycladic periodLate Cycladic period The desire is quite natural, when travelling to Greece, to wish to see with your own eyes all you have heard about it. While it abounds in ancient monuments, archaeological sites famous battlefields and exceptional museums, there are also enticing places of entertainment where the original social life sees the night out in the open air with Greek music and a characteristically Greek joie de vivre.The desire is quite natural, when travelling to Greece, to wish to see with your own eyes all you have heard about it. While it abounds in ancient monuments, archaeological sites famous battlefields and exceptional museums, there are also enticing places of entertainment where the original social life sees the night out in the open air with Greek music and a characteristically Greek joie de vivreBackground: The Greek WorldThe ancient Greeks were some of the most creative people the world has ever known. The Greeks spent a lot of time thinking about the purpose of life and crating new ways of organizing and doing things. Today we still use ideas that emerged from this revolution in thinking. Many countries proudly call their political systems by a Greek name democracy. History philosophy, drama and theater are all ideas born and named in ancient Greece. The recreated Olympic Games first staged by the Greeks at Olympia. "
The glory that was Greece"
as Edgar Allan Poe described it, continues to inspire thinkers and artists today.Legendary heroes, buried riches, magnificent temples, and great conquests- all the right stuff to pique the interest Irving p. CrumpHistory of Greece[Acropolis Athens]<br />The Minoans and Mycenaens <br />Asiatic people who landed on Crete, just south of mainland Greece, set up the first state in Europe 3.000 years ago. These were Minoans, named after their king, Minos. A rather advanced Bronze Age culture, they built the palaces and temples at Knossos. You can still see the ruins of these buildings.<br />Mycenaeans , another advanced civilization, lived on mainland Greece. They were the people who fought the Trojan War described in Homer's Iliad. The poem tell how Troy, fell to the Mycenaeans around 1200BC. From 1900 BC on, waves of tribes had been invading Greece. The Dorians were one of the later tribes. A crude Iron Age civilization, they destroyed much that Mycenaens had created.<br />Archaic and Classical Period-Golden Age<br />19050178435From 750-500BC Greek city-states grew around the Mediterranean and Black seas. These city-states were called polis, from which gets the word for a city, metropolis. Members of a city-state shared language, values, religion legends, sports, and governmental institutions. They competed in the Olympic games begun about 776. When a city-state became crowded, people moved to a new area but kept ties to the Parent State. Dominant city-states where Athens, Sparta and Thebes. In the 6th century, Persia, which is modern Iran, began threatening Greece. City-states united for war. From 546 to 479 Greece fought Persia and finally won and enjoyed peace from 479 to 431BC. During this 48 years experienced a great burst of culture. Philosophers, poets, artists and government leaders developed ideas that have directly affected Western thinking. But then Sparta and Athens began to fight about who was going to control Greece. The Golden Age was over. The Peloponnesian War ended with Athens defeated but then ,a northern tribe, the Macedonians, invaded the weakened country.<br />Ancient Greece has given many ideas about art,literature,science, justice and law.<br />For instance,Lawers learn about Solon,the Lawgiver,who lived in Greece in the 6th centuryBC<br />Playgoets will see the works of Aeschylus,Sofocles,Eurpides and Aristofanes.Even though these men wrote 2300 to 2500 years ago,their plays remain popular<br />Two of the earliest histories were written in the 5th century BC- Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides and Persian Wars, byHerodotus(who is Known as"
the father of history"
)<br />The first medical school in the West may have been set up by Hippocrates. Now,as part of their medical training, doctors recite the Hippocratic Oath.<br />Students learn about the philosopher Socrates; his student Plato; and Aristotle, one of the first to organige learning into an orderly system<br />The Olympic Games were first held in Olympia,on the Peloponnesian penisula,in the776 BC. By 676 BC,Greeks from areas outside Olympia came to compete. Games were held every four years,from June until September.To announce the games,men ran from village to village.For centuries,winners did not get gifts,trophies or medals. The only reward was an olive wrath placed on the head. Sometimes statues were made of winners. The modern Olympics began in 1896 because the Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin(1863-1937) thought the games would show people the benefits of competition that follwed ancient Greek ideals. Now,Greek athletes are first in the parade held before the games begin. A runer carrying a torch leads the parade.He represents the early runner who announced the games to the Greek villagers.The flame in the torch still comes from Olympia.<br />Macedonian -Alexander the Grate<br /> Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great, led that tribe. The two ruled Greece from 357 to 323BC. With Philips murder in 336,Alexander took control. For the next 13 years, he led 40.000 soldiers east into Persia and settled in a huge Empire, ruined after his death in Babylon when only 33. But in his brief life, he spread Greek ideas east and south, to northern Africa. Alexandria, a city in Egypt named after him, became the cultural center of the Greek world. For the next 123 years, native warlords controlled Greece.<br />52959001114425371475-695325Roman Empire/ Byzantine Empire<br />Romans, conquered Greece in 146 BC. In A D 324, with the weakening of the Roman Empire, the First Christian emperor, Constantine, split the empire into two parts. The eastern Capital was in Byzantium. Constantine named the city after himself, calling it Constantinople. Now is named Istanbul. Constantine made Christianity the official religion and got rid of many rituals and temples used in the worship of gods and goddesses. Later rulers also banned the ancient religion.<br />Ottoman domination From 620 to the 1400s many tribes ransacked Greece. First, it was the Goths, Vandals Huns and Slavs. From the 10th to 14th centuries it was Bulgarians, Franks and Italians. Ottoman Turks took Constantinople in May 1453 and ruled Greece for 400 years. Finally the National revolution of 25 Mars1821 burst and Greece fought for independence from the Turks.Modern Greece<br />In 1940 Benitto Musolini called for consent so that the Italian army passed without war in Greece but on 28th October Ioannis Metaxas gave the retort: NO (OXI). The war was unavoidable and Greeks fought with courage in the Albanian borders creating the Albanian Epic. In 1941, the Germans invaded. They were driven out in 1944.But then communists and Nationalists begun fighting. Greeks tortured and killed other Greeks. About 80.000 died, and another 700.000 where chased from their homes by their countrymen. The Nationalists won and royalty were once again in power.<br />In July 1974, a crisis occurred in the nearby Republic of Cyprus, an island settled by both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Officers with their army tried to murder the president of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and take over Cyprus. The Turks invaded Cyprus a week later and threatened by war, the Greek military backed down. The civilian Cabinet that took control freed political prisoners and cooperated with Turkey over Cyprus. Greece held elections in November 1974 and one month later passed the constitution making the country a republic but the problem of occupied territories of Cyprus hasn't been solved yet.<br />GovernmentGreece now is a presidential parliamentary republic. The executive branch consists of the president, Prime Minister and cabinet. Parliament elects the president, who holds a five-year term and can be reelected. Prime minister becomes the leader of the party that comes first in the elections and he forms the Ministerial Council.The three major parties are the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PA.SO.K), The New Democracy (N.D) and the Communist Party (K.K.E)<br />LanguageThe official language is Demotic Greeks. In many regions some old people speak their own dialects and Demotic Greeks well. The Greek Alphabet is: A, B, Γ, Δ, Ε Ζ ,Η, Θ, Ι , Κ , Λ, Μ, Ν, Ξ, Ο, Π, Ρ, Σ ,Τ, Υ, Φ ,Χ, Ψ, Ω <br />EducationElementary school lasts six years. Secondary school is divided into two parts: each lasts 3 years. Students must attend the first three years when they receive a general education. Those who attend the second three choose a general, classical or technical education. After high school students may attend (depends on if they succeed in examinations) the university for four to six years.<br />The Administrative Structure of Education in GREECE<br />The Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (YPEPTh)The Regional Education Directorates (Law 2986/2002)The Directorates of Education (Prefecture)The Education Offices (Province) Schools <br />Every school is directed by the principal, the assistant-principal and the teachers’ association. <br />The schools in each prefecture, both public and private and at all levels are administered by the Head of the Directorate of Education. In prefectures with many provinces or which have many schools, there are education offices in the districts, for whose administration the Heads of these education offices are responsible.<br />For example in my prefecture, there are three educational offices The first one is the administration office of prefecture Pella ,administrates ….. schools and kindergartens and operates in collaboration with 2 departments (school board offices). The first office in area Aridaia administrates …….schools and the second office in area of Yiannitsa administrates ….. schools <br />The Prefect is in charge of the administrative units in his prefecture, performing the duties assigned to him by the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. <br />The Minister (YPEPTh) is responsible for the administration of all the schools in the country, which he carries out through his services (central and regional) and through councils of a consultative and scientific nature that have been created and function in the Ministry’s central and regional services (Directorates of Education).<br />In higher education, the Universities and Technological Education Institutes (TEI) are self-administered legal entities of public law (NPDD) and the Minister exercises supervision and monitors the legality of their actions and decisions through the Ministry’s central services.<br />Primary education <br />Primary education consists of Nursery school which provides optional pre-school education and Elementary school which provides the first level of compulsory education. <br /> Nursery School (isced level 0)<br />The goal of the Nursery school is to support and strengthen the education process and the family socialisation process. The aim is to reinforce the psychokinetic, social, emotional, intellectual and moral development of young children, both at personal and group level. The focus is on the aesthetic dimension, mental development and the overall development of motor and intellectual skills.<br /> There are also all-day Nurseries with longer hours for the creative occupation of young children from 08:00 until 16:00 and these are gradually being expanded. Besides, special Nurseries are available for children with special education needs. Children attend Nursery school for two years, from the age of four to six, as a preparatory stage which contributes to integrating the children in the Primary school system. <br /> Elementary School (isced level 1) <br />The Elementary school belongs to the Compulsory Education. Attendance is compulsory and lasts six years, from the age of 6 to 12.<br />The basic goal of the Elementary school is to ensure the children's all-round, harmonious and balanced mental and physical development. Such that, regardless of sex or origin, they have an opportunity to develop their personalities and live a creative life.<br /> The Elementary school emphasizes and fosters the link between creative activity and the study of specific subjects, situations and phenomena, while also developing mechanisms to promote the acquisition of knowledge. The Elementary school helps children grasp basic concepts and gradually familiarise themselves with abstract thought and master the written and spoken language.<br />In Greece, all-day Elementary schools with longer hours and an enriched curriculum are gradually being put in place. Priority is given to children of working parents and to remedial teaching for pupils with learning difficulties and foreign pupils. Besides there are special schools and induction courses for children with special education needs. Finally, since 1996 is adopted Multicultural Education designed to meet the educational needs of social groups with a particular social, cultural or religious identity.<br />Diagram of the educational system <br />