Greece Geography

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

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Greece Geography

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

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