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A06_Classical Greece

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A06_ch05: Classical Greece
 
Purpose:
Along with class lessons and activities, this assignment will help us address this essentialquestion:
What impact has ancient Greece had on the modern world?
POWER AND AUTHORITY In the Greek city-state of Athens, a new form of government developed
democracy
in which citizensexercised power. CULTURAL INTERACTIONAlexander the Great spread Greek culture throughout much of Asia. Greek, Egyptian, and Asian culturesthen blendedto create Hellenistic culture. EMPIRE BUILDINGAthens assumed control of a defense league and eventually built it into an empire. Later, Alexanderconquered the Persian Empire and beyond to create a vast new empire of his own.
Given:
 
Use the World History: Patterns of Interaction (POI) textbook to complete the assignment below.
 
Refer to the to the course calendar to acquire due dates and other instructions.
Task:
 A.
 
Cultures of the Mountains and the Seas
Read pages 123
 –
126. On page 126
 TERMS & NAMES:
For each term or name, write a sentence explaining its significance.
Mycenaean
Dorian
Homer
Epic
Myth 
MAIN IDEAS
 3.
 
How did
Greece’s proximity to the sea impact its development
?5. Why were the epics of importance to the Greeks of the Dorian period?
CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS How did the physical geography of Greece cause Greek-speakingpeoples to develop separate, isolated communities?
MAKING INFERENCES The Dorian period is often called Greece’s ―Dark Age‖. Why?
 B.
 
Warring City-States
Read pages 127
 –
133. On page 133
 TERMS & NAMES:
For each term or name, write a sentence explaining its significance.
polis
acropolis
monarchy
aristocracy
oligarchy
tyrant
democracy
helot
phalanx
Persian Wars 
MAIN IDEAS
 4. What contributions did Solon and Cleisthenes make to the development of Atheniandemocracy?5. How did Athens benefit from victory in the Persian Wars?
CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
 CONTRASTING How was living in Athens different from living in Sparta?MAKING INFERENCES The introduction of cheap iron weapons meant that ordinary Greekcitizens can arm themselves. How might the ability to own weapons change the outlook ofordinary citizens?

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