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Sean Shallow

Title: Greek and Roman Achievements - Greek/Roman MVPs Subject/Course: History/ CHW3M Time: 75
Strand: Communities: Characteristics, Development and Interaction; Change and Continuity; Citizenship
and Heritage; Methods of Historical Inquiry and Communication Grades: 11 Mixed
Lesson Description
Students will do an activity designed to teach them about the significant advancements made in both Greek
and Roman civilizations. Students will develop their historical thinking skills by interpreting how these
advancement brought continuity and change into history.
Big Ideas/Essential Question
What are the triumphs and downfalls of the Greek and Roman civilizations?
Ontario Curricular Overall Expectation
Communities: Characteristics, Development and Interaction
• analyse how selected societies have evolved and responded to challenges;
Change and Continuity
• analyse the factors that contributed to the process of change from earliest times to the
sixteenth century;
Citizenship and Heritage
• analyse the contributions of various individuals and groups to the development of arts,
knowledge, religion, and technology prior to the sixteenth century;
Methods of Historical Inquiry and Communication
• use methods of historical inquiry to locate, gather, evaluate, and organize research materials
from a variety of sources;
• interpret and analyse information gathered through research, employing concepts and
approaches appropriate to historical inquiry;
• communicate the results of historical inquiries, using appropriate terms and concepts and a
variety of forms of communication
Ontario Curricular Specific Expectation
Communities: Characteristics, Development and Interaction
• analyse factors that allowed certain societies to thrive
Change and Continuity
• describe the roles of selected individuals and groups in the process of change
• evaluate the effects of different educational practices on the stability and continuity of various
Citizenship and Heritage
• Describe the contributions of selected individuals and groups to the development of artistic forms
before the sixteenth century.
• evaluate the impact of significant thinkers from various societies and periods
• assess the contributions of various civilizations to the development of Western ideas of citizenship
and the rights of individuals
Methods of Historical Inquiry and Communication
• analyse information, employing concepts and theories appropriate to historical inquiry
• draw conclusions based on supporting evidence, effective analysis of information, and awareness of
diverse historical interpretations;
Lesson Goals

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At the end of the lesson, students should:
• Be able to identify and explain the contribution of some key figures from Ancient Greece and Rome.
• Be able to investigate and formulate and presentation on an assigned historical figure.
• Be able to interpret how the advancements of these civilizations have contributed to our own.
Background Knowledge

Knowledge of Greek and Roman
Stage 2: Planning learning experience and instruction

Student Groupings

Instructional Strategies

Teacher selected pairs.


Cooperative learning.
Whole class instruction.


Laptops, or electronic devices.
Projector or Smart board.
Chart Paper/ Markers
Station Questions

Students will be assisted if they are struggling with


Make accommodations for students subject to their IEP.
Stage 3: Learning experience and instruction

Motivational Hook (10 MINS.):
1. Photo Analysis (Images of sculptures- Nike and Caesar)
Open (5 MINS):
2. Provide Instructions for Activity, Create pairs and assign a number.
*Classroom has been setup with images and names of different historical figures from Ancient
Greece and Rome taped to different walls of the classroom. Each image has a corresponding
number that students will be assigned.
Body (40 MINS):
3. Students go their station and begin their work on the provided chart paper.
Close (20 MINS):

Students will visit each station and be provided a brief presentation of their “Most Valuable
Person” from Ancient Greece and Rome.

Link to Future Lessons

This lesson will prepare students with an overview for future lessons about specific achievements
made in Mathematics, Philosophy, Architecture, Politics, Science and the Arts. This lesson is an
introduction to the topic of Greek and Roman achievements enabling students to see the vast
contribution of both civilizations.


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Informal Assessment