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1 Grade/Course: 6 th Grade Social Studies Enduring Understandings: 1) Democratic principles have their roots in ancient civilizations A.3.c 2) Citizenship is a key concept in the development of civilization and helps define the political structure. ᴖ A.3.d 3) The development of governments, particularly democracy, has a direct correlation to participatory citizenship. ᴖ A.3.c Unit: Ancient Greece Length: 4 weeks Length: 4 weeks 4) Gender and socioeconomic differences exist and influence roles in society. ᴖ A.3.b 5) Evidence of religious beliefs and values is reflected in the arts of a culture. ᴖ D.3.e Essential Questions Critical Knowledge and Needed Skills Resources Assessments How do social classes affect societies? How does war affect a society? How does geography affect trade? What makes someone a responsible citizen within his/her society? Why do civilizations decline? How does religion play a role in everyday life? Critical Knowledge Describe the framework of Athenian society and its influence on American government. Describe the social and political characteristics of Greek citystates, specifically Sparta and Athens. Discuss the cultural influences of classical civilizations on the Mediterranean cultures through assimilation, conquest, migration and trade. Describe the underlying values and principles of democracy and distinguish these from authoritarian forms of government. Describe how religion and Discovery Education Teacher Created Learning Materials Binder: Ancient Greece Teacher Created Learning Materials Primary Source Box: Ancient Greece Gloucester Township Social Studies Wiki Gloucester Township Social Studies Suggested Reading List Gloucester Township Grade Level Film List com/lessonplans/programs/sparat ans/ Formative Suggestions: Quizzes Tests Homework Map Study Graphic Organizers Journal Writes Socratic Dialogue Debates Short Research Report Summative Suggestions: Performance Task Compare and contrast the rights, roles and responsibilities of citizens in the United States to those Athens

2 mythology affected daily Greek life. Locate key places and geographical features on a variety maps.. Analyze and Interpret primary and secondary sources to make informed decisions. Analyze past events and make relevant connections to today. Identify bias and point of view in reporting historical events. Thoughtfully respond to historical content questions. Debate past events and make relevant connections to today. Use computer applications to gather and organize information and to solve problems. Use content specific vocabulary in multiple ways. and Sparta. Respond to a mythological story about the Greek gods, summarize the story and respond to how it relates to the three major themes of Greek mythologies (stories about heroes, stories about how things came to be, stories about consequences of unwise behavior) Benchmark MANDATORY Write a letter to a modern American woman describing how her rights and responsibilities would be different if she lived in Ancient Greece. What are some specific limitations she would have because of her gender? Describe what you learned about Greek citizenship and

3 how gender would affect her role in Greek society. Key Terms democracy, aristocracy, oligarchy, tyrant, polis, Athens, Sparta, city-state, acropolis, Parthenon, polytheistic, deity, citizenship, mythology, agora, assembly, alliance, Hellenistic Cultural Commonalities: 1. Environment 2. Family & Social Grouping 3. Housing 4. Political Organization 5. Language/Literature 6. Diet & Food Preparation 7. Economy 8. Arts & Crafts Curriculum Connections Suggestions Geography: Map the key city states and create a key indicating rival city states Language Arts: Read mythological stories and write open ended responses Math: Research the lasting impact of key Greek mathematicians Science: Evaluate modern day medicine and science stemming from Ancient Greece Fine & Performing Arts: Compare and contrast the elements of Greek comedy Modifications may be necessary for specific student populations. Modifications should adhere to NJASK Language Arts Literacy criteria. Note: Students may use unit notes and handouts to guide the writing.

4 9. Recreation 10. Kinesthetic 11. Religion 12. Clothing & Body Decoration 13. Healthcare 14. Education 15. Technology and tragedy Current Events: Incorporate appropriate and timely events

5 Video Audio Image Greek Mythology Greece: The Birthplace of Western Civilization The Land and City-States of Ancient Greece Religion in Ancient Greece Athens: The Birthplace of Democracy The Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia The Theater in Ancient Greece The Influence of Ancient Greece Mycenae The Collapse of Mycenae: Colonial Expansion Corinth Delphi Athens Greece The Security Systems of Athens and Sparta Greek History & Government Ethical Debates about Politics: Plato & Aristotle Alexander the Great & the Greek Ruling Class Humanism & Rationalism in Government The Sculptures of the Parthenon The Parthenon Frieze The Real Purpose of the Parthenon The Greek & Roman World: The Aegean Greeks: Democracy & Civil War Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast: The Battle of Marathon The Myths & Legends of Ancient Greece: Daedalus & Icarus Ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Doric column capitals in the Temple of Hera II. A Greek sandal and bootmaker's shop. A statue of Athena from the Golden Age. The Parthenon of Athens. The Acropolis of Mycenae.

6 Article The Athenian Acropolis. Ostracism Democracy Nationality Skill Builder Writing Prompt Label Maps The Pythagorean Theorem Discovery Atlas Interactive Map A Unique Building[Narrative][ELA,SS][6-8] Rememory: The Importance of the Past to Inform the Present [Persuasive][ELA,SS][6-8]

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