Our Ancient Greece lesson plan introduces and summarizes Ancient Greece and includes an overview of the culture and its impact on future civilizations. Students will be especially interested in the Olympic Games, Greek Mythology, gods/goddesses, and other aspects of Greek culture. During this lesson, students are asked to work and think collaboratively on an assignment in which they have discussions based on guiding questions related to Ancient Greece and its impact today and then share their opinions with the class, creating a very collaborative and open learning environment. Students are also asked to individually tell if a given event was part of the Archaic, Classical, or Hellenistic Period of Greece in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to describe, identify and list characteristics of Ancient Greece and its impact on future civilizations.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10