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Ancient Greece, low and high order thinking activities

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Low-order thinking activities

PART 1 ANCIENT GREECE

1-       Why is Ancient Greece considered the birthplace of Western civilization?

2-       How is the physical geography of Greece and its climate?

3-       What is a city-state?

4-       On which island did Ancient Greek civilization start?

5-       Put these words related to the origins of Ancient Greece in the correct chronological order: Minoans, Classical Greece, Archaic Greece, Mycenaean

6-       Who was Homer?

PART 2 ATHENS

1-       Which elements made Athens a great city?

2-       What is democracy according to Athenian people?

3-       How was life like in Athens?

PART 3 SPARTA

1-       Which type of government did Sparta have?

2-       How was life like in Sparta?

3-       Who was king Leonidas?

PART 4 GREEKS AT HOME

1-       Describe how typical houses were like in Ancient Greece

2-       How different were the lives of rich women and poor women?

3-       Name some typical clothes wore in Ancient Greece

4-       What did they eat at breakfast and at lunch?

5-       What were the public baths?

PART 5 GREEK GODS

1-       What is Mount Olympus?

2-       Was Ancient Greek religion polytheistic or monotheistic?

3-       Name some important gods and goddesses.

4-       Who was Perseus? And Heracles?

5-       What is the difference between the Elyseum and the Tartarus?

PART 6 ARTS AND THEATRE

1-       Name the most relevant parts of a theatre

2-       Which two types of plays you could see in the theatre?

3-       Name some of the most famous play writers.

4-       Which kind of materials did they use for statues?

5-       What were the tree orders in Ancient Greek architecture?

6-       What were the Pythian Games?

 

High-order thinking questions

 

PART 1 ANCIENT GREECE

What do you think is the connection between the climate and the geography of a country and the way of living of ancient Greeks?

PART 2 AND 3 ATHENS AND SPARTA

Compare the cities of Athens and Sparta and find out the common characteristics and the distinctive characteristics of these two cities

PART 4 GREEKS AT HOME

Invent a dialogue of two rich women meeting at the baths in which they talk about their daily life (food they ate, clothes they wore, the way their houses were, their children and husbands’ lives, etc)

 

PART 5 GREEK GODS

Create a genealogic tree showing the family relationship of the most important gods and goddesses in Ancient Greek mythology.

PART 6 ARTS AND THEATRE

 

From your point of view, which was the most important contribution in art of Ancient Greece? Justify your answer.