2.2 Ancient Greece

Chapter 2.2: Ancient Greece
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Chapter 2.2: Ancient Greece

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  • Do you remember
  • Key word assignment 
  • Greek politics

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Feniks, Geschiedenis Werkplaats, Memo, Saga
The age of Greeks and Romans
3000 BC - 500 AD

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Problems for Ancient Greece city-states
  • Most of the soil wasn't fertile enough, because there were a lot of mountains. 
  • Not enough fertile soil means not enough food production
  • People went to look for food and proper soil in other places
  • Some even moved across the ocean to start a colony in another country (= a new city with strong links to the old city)

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Keywords assignment
- Agora
- Politics
- Polis
- Colony
- City-State

Assignment for now: 
Create two sentences using all 5 of these words in the correct way!

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People of Greece

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Look up in your textbook on page 28 when you are considered a free man in Athens.

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a hoplite
Only the wealthy Greeks could afford an armour made of 'bronze'. 

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Spartans were the prime examples of Greek warfare

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Ancient democracy

- What is democracy? 
- What other ways to rule can you name? 
- How did the Athenian democracy work? 

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Do you think democracy is the best way to rule the country? Why?

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What was the process of ostracism?

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What do we mean with 'democracy'?

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CLIL assignment
- You're going to watch a video
- Write down the different ways to rule in Antiquity (de Oudheid)
- Write down the explanation after the video
- We're going to watch the video twice

Ready? Go!

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Slide 21 - Video

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Types of government in Ancient Greece
  • Monarchy = a king or queen rules
  • Aristocracy = the best or the richest people rule
  • Oligarchy = a small group of people rule
  • Tyranny = a tyrant (1 person) rules after taking control illegaly
  • Democracy = the people are in charge and make decisions through voting

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The Greeks believed that their world and lives were controlled by divine beings: Gods. Every God had it's own task and speciality. The Greeks thought that the Gods lived on
Mt. Olympus. Therefore they named the Gods "Olympians". 

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  • Mythology: All the stories about god(s) and demi-god(s)
  • Myth: a story about god(s) or demi-god(s)
  • Primary sources
    A remainder from the past that gives 
    information about the time in which the 
    source was made. 
  • Secondary sources: A source that gives information about an event in the past, but that is created later in time. 

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Can you name
a few Olympians?

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Look up a picture of one of the Olympic Gods and place it here!

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2. Make the correct connections
God of the sea
God of war
king of the gods
goddess of wisdom
god of music + the sun
of matrimony
god of metallurgy and fire
god of the under
spear and shield





three headed dog

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Why did the Greeks have so many gods?
They took over gods from other peoples
They wanted to be just like the Egyptians
Every god had his/her own specialty
They couldn't believe that one god was responsible for creating the entire universe

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Who was the leader of the gods?

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Who was his wife?

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- Read 2.3 fully
- Assignments: 1,2,5,6,10,11
- Look up a Greek myth.
- Print or save the Greek myth.

- Read 2.3 again! 

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Mythology is the centre of Ancient Greek culture. Whether it's theatre, Olympic Games, art or just stories, gods play an important role in Ancient Greece. These stories often have a message and try to teach us all something about life, love, friendship and other emotions. 

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Let's analyze your Greek Myths
Do the following assignments with your Greek myth: 
- Write down all the Greek Gods involved in your myth
- Look up what task that Greek God(s) had. 
- Try to make a small drawing of the myth. 
- What do you think the hidden message is? 
- What would you rate the story ?/10 and why? 

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Icarus & Daedalus

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Olympic Games

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Find a picture of a sport that you think was one of the first sports that were practised during the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece.

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What was the main reason for the Olympic Games to be held?

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Why do you think the people practised their sports naked?

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