Ancient Greece Unit Test

Click HERE for a copy of the Ancient Greece Unit Test Study Guide.

Map of ancient Greece

It’s time to finish up our study of anciet Greece, show what we have learned, and move on to Rome. Follow the study guide and review all of the classwork, homework, worksheets, blog entries, video questions, class discussions, flashcards, and books you’ve read.

The assessment will focus on knowing important aspects of ancient Greece, with a special emphasis on applying what you’ve learned to the world today. I want you to make connections between ancient Greece and the world today. You’ll need to be able to apply your knowlege and think broadly.

Map of ancient Greece

Test Dates:

Wednesday 05/12/12 – Day 2 social studies

Thursday 06/12/12 – Day 1 social studies

Vocabulary #22 The suffixes -philia and -phobia











Homework is due, and Quiz on the same day:

Tuesday – day 1

Wednesday – day 2


Here’s a great Twilight Zone episode that examines the life of a bibliophile. Notice the  ironic twist in the end, just as the main character realizes his dream has come true.




Greek Wars

BBC site for Greek Wars:

Key terms to know:

hoplites – Greek foot soldiers

siege – surrounding and attacking a fortified place

phalanx – Greek attack formation with spears

cavalry – soldiers on horseback

trireme – Greek war ship

Here are some scenes from the movie Troy, that show some of the battle tactics we discussed in class:



This is the History Channel scene of the battle of Thermopolae with the infamous 300 Spartan warriors who valiantly fought until the end.


Use effective Transitions in your writing

Focus – using transitions effectively in writing

Transitions take the reader from one sentence to the next and from one paragraph to the next. Transitions, both words and phrases, provide a coherent framework for the paper. These transitions will help your writing to be easy to understand to a reader.

Transitions in Writing – examples

Transitions in Writing – more examples

Whenever you have trouble finding a word, phrase, or sentence to serve as an effective transition, refer to the information in the table for assistance. Look in the left column of the table for the kind of logical relationship you are trying to express. Then look in the right column of the table for examples of words or phrases that express this logical relationship.

HOMEWORK – Write detailed instructions on how to do something, fix something, or make something. Use transitions to help you write the steps in order. Highlight, or underline, each transition you use in your instructions. You will read your instructions aloud in your next English class. Be prepared.

Similarity also, in the same way, just as … so too, likewise, similarly
Exception/Contrast but, however, in spite of, on the one hand … on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still, yet
Sequence/Order first, second, third, … next, then, finally
Time after, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then
Example for example, for instance, namely, specifically, to illustrate
Emphasis even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly
Place/Position above, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there
Cause and Effect accordingly, consequently, hence, so, therefore, thus
Additional Support or Evidence additionally, again, also, and, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, moreover, then
Conclusion/Summary finally, in a word, in brief, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in sum, in summary