Essential QuestionsWhat are the strengths and weaknesses ofGreece’s location?Do you think certain areas would excel at certainthings? For example, trade, farming, fighting?Why?Where would you settle in Greece if given achoice?
Sparta VS AthensLook at location of Athens vs SpartaWhy do you think Athenians and Spartans settledwhere they did?What advantages are there to each place?What nation would be better at trade? Why?Which nation might have a stronger military?Why?
LanguageYou have been given a word or sentence writtenin the only language you can now speakThere is one other person in this room thatspeaks your languageYour job is to find that person- without speakingin English or any other language but the one youhave. YOU MAY NOT LOOK AT EACH OTHER’SPAPERS. You can read from your language- exQ:“slash mark, 1 ,0?” A: No: fish, car, hula-hoop.Translate your word with your partner’s key
What is language?What purpose does language serve?How would we communicate if we all spokedifferent languages?Think about the definition of civilization- iscivilization possible without language? Whatareas could still succeed?What advantages does a written language haveover a purely spoken language?What areas of culture depend on writtenlanguage?
Why is the Greek Language Important?Greek was the firstmajor European writtenlanguage What were other languages in the world that were written before this?The Greek poems andepics are major parts ofWestern culture. TheOdyssey and Illiad arefamous works that arestill popular today. Cyclops
HistoryMuch of the history of the ancient world is writtenin Greek.50,000 English words come from Greek rootsWas a Lingua Franca (universal language forother nations to know, like English is today) Used for trade Used for diplomatic relations- nations talking to each other.