Entrance Procedure:• Read Essential Question: How did Greece’s geography contribute to the development of its city states?• Do Now: Answer the questions below:1.What is a peninsula?2. What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?3. What is one characteristic of civilization?4. List as many things about Ancient Greece as you can.
Discovery Education• Living History: Living in Ancient Greece (first 3 min.)• http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cf m?guidAssetId=C28A1869-60C9-4496-979B- EEF17ACE4275&blnFromSearch=1&productcod e=US• Class Share Out!!
Critical Thinking:• What is a city-state?• How did geography affect the formation of city states? (Use physical map)• What type of economic activities do you think were important in Greece (think about the geography)?
Sparta .1 Writedown all ofthe wordsthat come tomind whenyou look atthis picture.2. What doesit tell us aboutthe city stateof Sparta?
Athens1. Write downall of thewords thatcome to mindwhen you lookat this picture.2. What doesit tell us aboutthe city stateof Athens?
Athens and Sparta• Athens and Sparta were two large Greek city- states.• Both Athens and Sparta became large and powerful because they were centers of trade. The “agora” was an open space used for business and public activities. Trade once bustled in this agora in Athens. All that is left today are ruins.
Short Block—Athens v. Sparta• Use your Sparta v. Athens Information sheet to create your own powerpoint!• You may also use the following website:• http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhist ory/athenssparta.htm• You will design a powerpoint showing the similarities and differences between the city states (1-3 slides about Sparta, 1 slide what they have in common, 1-3 slides about Athens)• Use your powerpoint slide guide to help you
Group Work—Athens and Sparta• Each team will research Athens and Sparta• http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhist ory/athenssparta.htm• http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/– http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ (Choose Ancient Greeks)• Team will design a powerpoint showing the similarities and differences between the city states (1-3 slides about Sparta, 1 slide what they have in common, 1-3 slides about Athens)• Use your powerpoint slide guide to help you
Check for Understanding—Team Trivia• What were two of the largest city-states in Ancient Greece?• Why did Sparta and Athens become so large?• What type of government did Athens develop?• What type of government did Sparta have?• What did Athenians value?• What did Spartans value?
Early Finish! Create a flag• Practice: Create a flag for Sparta and Athens. On your flag, show what type of government each city-state had, what they valued, and how they lived their lives.• 60 seconds: Tell your partner what you will draw for the Athenian flag.• 60 seconds: Tell your partner what you will draw for the Spartan flag.
Exit Ticket• What is a democracy?• What is an oligarchy?• What was the city state of Athens like?• What was the city state of Sparta like?