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Title: Ancient Greek Olympics

Author: Kelly Bryant            

Date: 4/18/05

Dear Colleague,

This unit is designed to give students an understanding of ancient Greece. Five lessons are introductions to ancient Greek history, art, architecture, mythology, and culture.  The other lesson of the unit is a WebQuest which involves students using the internet to research the ancient Olympic games in relation to modern Olympic games.  The unit will conclude with students making presentations about a particular aspect of the ancient Olympics.

 

Unit Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:

    SS.A.2.3  Students understands the world from its beginnings to the time of the Renaissance.

     1.  Students will understand the geographies of ancient and modern Greece, and how they differ.

     2.  Students will gain an introduction to the art and architecture of ancient Greece.

     3.  Students will comprehend the major historical events in the time period of 700-146 BC in Greece.

     4.  Students will be able to explain the importance of Greek mythology.

     5.  Students will be able to compare and contrast the lives of ancient Greeks with their own.

     6.  Students will be able to explain the importance of the Olympic games. 

       
   
Days:

    The unit will last ten days.
   

    Content:

    The students will gain an overview of several aspects of ancient Greece, including culture, history, art, architecture, mythology, and the Olympic games.  Students will be exposed to a variety of different materials, including pictures, maps, excerpts of stories, and internet resources.  Students will work together to prepare oral presentations for their classmates on one particular aspect of the Olympic games.

    Methods:

 

WebQuest  Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:

    1.  Students will use the internet to research the historical importance of the Olympic games, including how and why the games began.

    2.  Students will understand the role that different genders and classes played in the Olympic games.

    3.  Students will be able to list the games that were played in the ancient Olympics.

    4.  Students will compose a short, one-page report based on a comparison and contrast of the ancient Olympic games and the modern Olympic games, focusing on one particular aspect of students' choosing.

    5.  Students will make oral presentations to the class.


    Days:

    The WebQuest will take two days.
   

    Content:

    Students will use the internet to gather information and learn about the history of the Olympic games, and how they fit into both ancient Greek life and modern times.  Students will learn about gender and class roles and how they affected both the ancient Olympics and the modern games.  Students will compare and contrast one aspect of the games between ancient Greece and today.


    Methods:
          

Teacher Resources:


 

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

Web-based Subject Matter Content

Ancient Greece

WebQuest Training Materials

WebQuests and More

Ancient Greece Lesson Plans

Ancient Greece Teaching Tools
 Other Resources
 
 
 
 
 


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Attention Getter

Introduction to ancient Greece (750 BC to 146 BC)

PowerPoint Presentation
Lecture Geography of Ancient Greece  
       Where is Greece? Maps
       What does Greece look like now? Transparencies
       What did ancient Greece look like? Transparencies
Group Discussion      How is Greece different now than it was in ancient times?  

 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Lecture

Ancient Greek art

Transparencies
       Who was creating the art?  
       What did Greek art look like? Transparencies
Think/Share Pair      Why was the art created?  
        Famous examples Transparencies/PowerPoint Presentation
Lecture Ancient Greek architecture  
       What did the architecture look like? Transparencies
       Three ordersóDoric, Ionic, Corinthian  
Think/Share Pair      What makes Greek architecture important?  
        Famous examples Transparencies/PowerPoint Presentation

Day 3    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Olympic games--WebQuest WebQuest
Why and when did the Olympics start?
  How have the Olympics changed?  
  What was the role of women in the Games?  
  What games were played?  
     
     

Day 4    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Olympic games--WebQuest WebQuest
 
Why and when did the Olympics start?
 
  How have the Olympics changed?  
  What was the role of women in the Games?  
  What games were played?  
     
     

Day 5    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Mythology  
Attention Getter/Handout Quick Quiz Quiz on Mythology
Lecture      Homer  
Handout           Introduction to The Iliad and The Odyssey Intro to Homer
Group discussion           Why where these works important?  
Lecture      The Olympians  
             Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Athena Transparencies
Lecture      Heroes  
             Perseus, Hercules, Jason Transparencies

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        Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  History Movie "Ancient Greece"
       Development of city-state  
       Philosophers  
       Development of democratic government  
       Alexander the Great  
     
     

Day 8    Back to Top
 

Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Lecture Lives of the people  
Handout
     What was school like for Greek children?
 
Handout      What kinds of clothes did the people wear?  
       What kinds of jobs did people have?  
       What did they do for fun?  
       How were things different for boys and girls from today?  
Handout      What kinds of foods did they eat?  

               

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        Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Student Presentations  
     
     
     
     
     
     

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        Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Unit review  
     
     
     
     
     
     

        Day 10    Back to Top
 

        Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
  Unit assessment  
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Conclusion:

After the class has finished with this unit the students will have an understanding of ancient Greece.  The students will be familiar with the history of this region, as well as the culture of the ancient Greek people.  In addition, students will understand how the ancient Olympic games are similar to and different from the modern games.

Credits/References:
 

 

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