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Ancient Greece Lesson Plans

AG Lesson #5 - Info sheets about women in Ancient Greece

Give each group one of these info sheets to provide them with information to base their tableau presentation on.

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AG Lesson #8 - Info sheets about Greek innovations for station rotation

Information about many famous Greek innovations

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AG Lesson #1 - PPT of maps

Powerpoint presentation of various maps of Ancient Greece. See accompanying handout.

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AG Lesson #7 - Detailed lesson plan for democracy in Ancient Athens simulation

This simulation allows students to take part in the process of changing laws in Ancient Athens; also has an accompanying worksheet

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Lesson 1.02 - The Birth of Democracy


This lesson guides students in how to get a better understanding of the past as background leading into the content of the overall course.

Group Size: Any

Learning Objectives:

To get a better understanding of the world of the past.


Guiding Question:

What was life like in ancient Greece and how does this relate to today?


Website narrative at: http://calonline.cusd.com/worldhistory1/module01/01lessons/0102.htm


1. Have students read the background information and complete the assignment.


It was in the Greek city-state of Athens that democracy was given birth. In this adventure you will travel back in time to ancient Greece to explore life in ancient Greece.

For this assignment you will use this wonderful site provided by the BBC (British Broadcasting System)

Click on the link to take you to ancient Greece: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/index.shtml

Use the tool bar on the left side of the screen to navigate through the site using various tabs

For the city of Athens answer the following questions:

  1. Who built the Parthenon and in what year was it built?
2. Democracy means? How many men served on the ruling council of Athens? (This was known as the assembly) What United States government institution is this similar to?

3. What very important Constitutional right did the Athenians give us (hint: click on the Resources tab and then Writing.)?

4. What rights did Athenian women have? Use the Resources Tab-Writing and describe how Athenian women ran their households.

5. Was it possible for an Athenian slave to purchase their freedom?

For the city of Corinth answer the questions on the Website:

6. How were the designs on Greek pots were made?

7. Why would you want to drag your ship over the land?

8. What types of government were there in ancient Greece, and which would you prefer to be ruled by?

Use the Olympia tab to find information about the ancient Olympics. Use the Classics Tab-Visit the Ancient Olympics. Complete the questions which leads you to the final question:

9. What was the “Final Word” that was found between the laurel wreaths?

10. Use the Classics Tab –“Athens Thinks Twice.” Briefly summarize the story.

Answer Key or Rubric:

Graded based on the answers to the above questions

Benchmark or Standards:

10.1 Students relate the moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought.

AG Lesson #3 - Criteria for city-state map assignment

This criteria sheet can be given to students to be stapled onto their maps before the assignments are handed in.

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Unit Plan - Ancient Greece (AG), gr. 6/7

13 lessons

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