Friday, January 18, 2013

Greeks, Hellenes, and demos of the poleis

Our study of ancient Hellas (Greece, to the Greeks) has begun. The banners in our room look amazing! Students have taken up the identities of ancient Hellenes with name tags and polis groups. They have created binders of information and have personal Greek Academy notebooks.

This is an interactive unit, with simulations in place to help students "live" like Ancient Greeks in order to help them learn the ideas. We will do an Assembly (simulating government), temple-building (don't throw away those toilet paper or paper towel rolls for the next week!), theater, and the Olympics. There will be a short, introductory information quiz (Tuesday) and a longer, more meaningful assessment at the end.

I will update the Resources links soon!

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