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Learn about the Ancient Greeks
1. The country of Greece is a bit smaller than the state of Alabama.Which countries border the country of Greece? __________What bodies of water touch Greece?______________ What is the largest island of Greece?______________ Which direction is Sparta from the capital city of Athens? _____________Find the answers at this link: go.hrw.com
2. Connecting the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf, the Corinth Canal separates this lower section of Greece from the mainland._____________ What is the term for a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land masses?____________ Can you find another example of this geographic term somewhere in the world?___________ The idea of a canal was started back in 602 BC. Because there were too many problems building a canal, what was the stoned pathway called created to take ships over the land?______________ What took ships over the land area?_______________Many early leaders believed that the god of the sea opposed the canal which would connect the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. Who was this god? _______________About how many miles long is the Corinth Canal?________ Find the answers at this link:earthobservatory.nasa.gove
3. Learn about some famous ancient Greeks. Click on Aesops. Aesops was a famous Greek writer. What were his short stories called?________________What characters were in all his different stories?_________________What did his stories teach?___________________What was one of his most famous stories?___________________ Click on Aristotle. The teacher of Alexander the Greek and called the Father of Science, Aristotle, was a philosopher, a lover of wisdom. Which two ways did he say one should go about learning the truth? _________________He was also interested in ethics. What is the study of ethics? _____________Click on Socrates (Sokrates). This philosopher, called Socrates, used this method to learn and share his ideas._____________Click on Hippocrates(Hippokrates). Hippocrates was called the father of this science.__________________ Find the answers at this link: ancientgreece.co.uk
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Check out my complete resource on the Ancient Greeks at my TpT Store:Let's Explore the Ancient Greeks! In addition to notes,I have included lots of additional resources, websites and activities that you might find of value.
Check out my reading activity on Socrates.With this biographical reading passage, students will learn about the Socrates, the famous Philosopher of Ancient Greece. Nicknamed the "Great Questioner", this reading introduces students to Socrates. There is also a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extensions and links. This resource is part of my new series, "Let's Meet..." famous people in ancient history. More titles are being added later in the week.