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Explore Greek geography and discuss the early economy that resulted from the land features.

Explore Greek geography and discuss the early economy that resulted from the land features.

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  • Sailing would become a lifeline for the people of ancient Greece. Fishing and trading on the seas was important.
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    • 1. Ancient Greece
      • Where in the world is Greece?
      What continent is it located on?
    • 2. Ancient Greece is located in Europe
      • Where is Greece located in Europe?
    • 3. What can you tell about the geography of Ancient Greece? Look at the Elevation Key
    • 4. What can we conclude about the geography of Ancient Greece?
      • Greece has a lot of coastline. In fact it is made up of peninsulas and more than 400 islands.
      Island of Cyprus
    • 5.
      • The land in Greece is covered with rocky, hilly land and several mountain ranges that make 90 percent of the land unfarmable.
    • 6. The Mediterranean Sea bordered Greece and other ancient civilizations
    • 7. Based on its geography, what was the Ancient Greek economy?
      • It could develop agriculture suited to its environment
      • Which was…
    • 8.
      • Grapes were well-suited to grow in rocky soil because of woody vines.
    • 9.
      • Olives grew well along the hillsides
    • 10.
      • Wheat and barley could be grown on along the coast or in Sicily, but not enough to feed its people.
    • 11.
      • Sheep and goats were herded on rocky hillsides.
    • 12. And what could they get from the seas?
      • Fish,
      Fish, And more Fish.
    • 13. Since agriculture could not keep up as the population grew, what could the Greeks do?
      • Trade across the Mediterranean Sea
      Begin colonies in new lands