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Weekly plan OVERVIEW (Social Studies -- Ancient Greece)

Day
Day
1

Reading Selection

Word Play & Sentence Work

PowerPoint with lots of images


and map handouts

peninsula

Day
2

History Alive!
Ch. 25

isolated

Day
3

Online
Odyssey
&
Article: Ancient Greece and
Rome, Old City Comes to Life

excavate

Day
4

Excerpts from
The Athenian
Constitution
, by Aristotle
&
Excerpts from
The Rise and Fall
of Athens
, by Plutarch

Reputation, prohibited, aristocrat,


tyrant

Day
5

Excerpts from
The Athenian
Constitution
, by Aristotle
&
Excerpts from
The Histories
, by

allied, opponents, expel, flourish

Text Based Question

Writing Task

Based on your observations,


identify and describe the following
geographic features in Greece:
topography, water, vegitation
- What were the dangers of
travel?
- Why did Greek settlements
often fight one another?
- Why did the Greeks start
colonies?
- Why did some Greek
settlements trade?
- Why did the ancient Greeks
often use bathtubs as
coffins?
- Who was Dionysus? What
was strange about his birth?
- What is a Siren? How did
they cause the death of
Greek sailors?
- Based on information in the
article, how was the city of
Leukaspis different from
ancient Egypt from an even
earlier time?
- How is Solon described?
- What political changes are
discussed?
- How does the author seem
to feel about Solon and his
reforms? Explain
- How is Cleisthenes
described?
- What political changes are
discussed?

Reflect:
What do you think
was the most difficult
geographic challenge?
Answer
text-based
questions in complete
sentences.

Answer
text-based
questions in complete
sentences.

After analyzing primary


source documents, students
will compare and contrast
the information/biases of
the authors
After analyzing primary
source documents, students
will compare and contrast
the information/biases of

Herodotus

How does the author seem


to feel about Cleisthenes and
his reforms? Explain

the authors

LGF Planning Guide 3 Ts Template (Text, Talk & Task)


Adapted from templates from M. Cucchiara
3Ls Planning Task
Units Essential Question

Your Plan + How (detailed)


HowdidgeographyshapeGreecescivilization?
HowdidAthenianscometodevelopdemocracy?
Whichcitystatewasabetterpacetolive:AthensorSparta?

Lessons Essential Question

Whatdoprimarysourcessayaboutthefoundationofdemocracyin
Athens?

Selected complex text


Framed
Motivation/Connection
Word Play/Preview
Vocabulary
(3 words + activities (talk it
out, act it out, draw it,
stretch it, grow it, feel it)

Excerpts from
The Athenian Constitution
, by Aristotle

Juicy Sentence from text

Howcanwe,asmodernhistorians,learnaboutthelivesofpeoplein
ancientGreece?
Reputationtalkitout

Prohibitedactitout

Aristocratdrawitout

Tyrantdrawitout

Ourconstitutioniscalledademocracybecausepowerisin

thehandsnotofthefew,butofthewholepeople.
Instructional conversation on
Juicy Sentence
(sentence
de/re construction, phrases,
structures, cohesive devices,
figurative language)
Guiding Questions (text

Accordingtothisquote,whatisademocracy?
HowdoyouthinkPericlesfeelsaboutdemocracy?
HowdoyouthinkThucydidesfeltaboutPericles?

How is Solon described?

Reflection/Notes

dependent) for talk session


Task
(Explanatory/argumentative
writing assignment)
(3 Groups with different
tasks)
Closure/Share & Return to
EQ

What political changes are discussed?


How does the author seem to feel about Solon and his reforms?
Explain

Group 1: Explain the political changes that Aristotle attributes to Solon.


Group 2: How does Aristotle seem to feel about Solons reforms?
Group 3: Is Aristotle a trustworthy source? Why or why not?

Two primary sources gives us different accounts on exactly who Solon


was and what he did. In what ways do they agree that Solon was an
important figure in the creation of democracy in Athens?

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