Click HERE for a copy of the Ancient Greece Unit Test Study Guide.
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
Wednesday 05/12/12 – Day 2 social studies
Thursday 06/12/12 – Day 1 social studies
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.
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.
In class we read, discussed, watched and did group work with Homer’s famous and epic poem, the Iliad. Below find the scanned pages of classwork. It should be finished for homework and brought to your next Social Studies class.
The Trojan Horse Worksheet
The Trojan Horse pg.2 and Questions
Iliad Synopsis pg. 1
Iliad Synopsis pg.2
Iliad Synopsis pg.3
Iliad Synopsis Questions
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.
||also, in the same way, just as … so too, likewise, similarly
||but, however, in spite of, on the one hand … on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still, yet
||first, second, third, … next, then, finally
||after, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then
||for example, for instance, namely, specifically, to illustrate
||even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly
||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
||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