Big Idea: Ancient Greek society provided the ideological and political foundation for modern Western society.

 

September 1,  2006

  • Students will be able to identify regions of the world considered Western

 

  • Students will be able to define Western Civilization

 

  • Students will discuss Gandhi's thoughts on Western civilization and use three of the HW terms in historical context to explain  how/why western values have been contested.

 

September 5, 2006

Students will be able to:

  • identify early kingdoms and water routes on a a map of Ancient Greece
September 7
  • Locate the island of Crete on a map
  • Analyze a map of ancient Greece and brainstorm ways that geography and climate shaped Greek life and possibly Greek history
  • Discuss Bureaucrats and Barbarians and list 2 examples of how Minoan "economic growth translated into cultural and technological growth."

 

September 8

Students will be able to:

  • Create an illustrated "map" of the Minoan culture showing examples of government, trade, community, art, and social structure.

     

     

Big Idea: Ancient Greek society provided the ideological and political foundation for modern Western society

September 11
  • Share maps to describe the Minoan culture giving examples of government, trade, community, art, and social structure.
  • Discuss the achievements of the Minoans and Explain how/why the Minoan's were considered barbaric by the Greeks.
September 12
  • Compare and Contrast Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations - what did the Mycenaean preserve? Why?
September 13

Quiz Today!

September 15
  • take notes on the Greek Dark Ages and be able to list three reasons why this time period is considered a "dark age"
  • read Homer from B+B and determine why Greeks gained their cultural identity from literature and how the epic works reflect Greek values.

 

Big Idea: Ancient Greek society provided the ideological and political foundation for modern Western society

September 18

The Age of Homer: The Greek "Middle Ages" to about 750 BCE

  • discuss the significance of the epic hero in Greek literature and brainstorm examples the epic hero in modern Western Civilization
  •  identify the overall theme of  Polyphemos from  the Odyssey Book IX  and determine the value(s) being taught -- what does this reveal about Hellenic Greece?
September 19

The Age of Homer: The Greek "Middle Ages" to about 750 BCE

  • Read the Homeric Ideals and define in your own words
  • Identify the connection between the Greek values and geography
September 21
  • Discuss the connection between values and geography -- why is this significant?
September 22