Grade 6 Unit 4 Ancient Greece

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject: Ancient World History

Grade: 6

Unit:  4 Ancient Greece

Pacing: 23 days

Essential Question(s):

  1. How did physical geography affect the development and growth of Greece?
  2. How did democracy develop in Ancient Greece?
  3. How Greek culture (philosophy, architecture and the arts) spread in the Mediterranean?
  4. What was the daily life of Greeks like during ancient times?
  5. What was the relationship between the Greek religious beliefs and their knowledge of the world?

 

 

Big Idea(s):

  1. Greece is a made up of islands and a peninsula which are covered in rocky mountainous terrain so farming was not easy and most made their living trading or fishing.
  2. Greeks overthrew tyrants to begin ruling themselves and putting laws into place, creating democracy.
  3. Greek culture spread through trade and conquest.
  4. Men and women’s lives were very different. Boys went to school and Men went to work or to the Agora. Women and girls stayed home and took care of the household. Few women worked outside the home. In Sparta men spent their time training for war giving women more freedom and say in their daily lives.
  5. Greeks believed that their God’s and Goddesses controlled the natural events, which occurred in nature.

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority:

1.3.1        Explain how the arts, architecture, music, and literature of a civilization reflects

            its culture and history.


1.5.2    Analyze how environment affects impacts a nation’s/civilization’s economic and
            social development.
1.7.1    Compare and contrast different forms of governments/leaders past and present.

1.9.1    Compare and contrast the rights of citizens under different forms of government/leaders through out the Ancient World.

1.13.3  Analyze how individual lives are influenced by social, cultural and material contexts.

 

Supporting:

1.3.2        Analyze how specific individuals and their ideas and beliefs influenced world history.

3.2.1    Cite evidence to summarize the feelings and outlook of people engaged in a
 historical event.

 “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts (Need to Know)

Skills (Able to Do)

BL

Physical Geography

  • Peninsula
  • Islands
  • Terrain

 

Economy

  • Dark Age
  • Golden Age
  • Trade and conquest

 

Government

  • City-States
  • Aristocracy
  • Tyrants
  • Democracy
  • Fall of Greece

 

 

 

Culture

  • Religious beliefs
  • Arts/Architecture
  • Class & gender system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individuals

  • Major leaders
  • Philosophers
  • King Philip
  • Alexander the Great

 

Describe the land and how it affected the development of Greek civilization.

 

 

 

Distinguish between the dark and golden ages and how they impacted trade and expansion throughout the Mediterranean.

 

 

Explain the importance of the development of democracy and its influence on the unity of Greece.

 

Select the main element, which led to Athens fall and the weakening of Greece.

 

Examine the motives behind the beliefs of the Greek gods and their powers.

 

Identify examples of Greek culture in our modern day society.

 

Compare and contrast the culture/beliefs between the people of Athens and Sparta.

 

 

 

 

 

Assess how individuals impacted the history of Greece, positively of negatively.

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

See Pre-Assessment Unit 5 Ancient Greece

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

Will be created at the discretion of classroom teacher.

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

See Post Assessment for Unit 5 Ancient Greece

 

Instructional Planning

1.     Suggested Resources/Materials:

Textbook pgs. 166-222

Primary/Secondary Sources

Map Activiy

Videos

Power Point

Computers

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Epic
Acropolis
City-state
Aristocrat
Tyrant
Democracy
Immortal
Oracle
Philosopher
Tragedy
Athens
Agora
Vendor
Slavery
Sparta
Helots
Plague
Blockade
Peloponnesian War
Assassinate
Alexander the Great
Hellenistic