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plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient
civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines
between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing with
archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological
subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also
automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not,
be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every
attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be
aware this may not always be possible.
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Ancient Greece On Parade __ "Everyone loves a parade!
As an end to a unit on Ancient Greece, students will produce an Ancient Greek
shoebox float celebrating one of the cultural contributions of the
civilization." Goals and procedure. - From state.al.us -
The Birth of
Olympism: A Legacy of Peace __
"Students will complete a map of ancient Greece, identifying key
locations in the story of the ancient Olympic Games." This is
only one of several goals and activities in this lesson plan.
goals, procedure and materials needed. - from EdGate.com - http://www.edgate.com/wintergames/design/lesson_plans/lp9.html
Building a Greek Subway Museum __ Your students
create their own museum of Greek artifacts in this lesson plan.
"This lesson is intended for students who have already studied some
of the basics of ancient Greek civilization. Students will investigate
ancient Greek artifacts and artworks and will design museum exhibits to
be placed in an Athens subway station. Students will create the exhibits
either on paper or with a computer multimedia program." You
will find goals, procedures and materials needed. - From National
Geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/17/g35/subway.html
Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Lesson Plans __ "Explain to students
that they will be focusing today on Greek myths. Myths are traditional stories
about heroes or supernatural beings that often explain things in nature or
people's behavior, or they might teach a lesson. In ancient Greece, myths were
used as part of religious rituals like daily prayers, lessons in school, or
entertainment at a festival. Explain that today, they will be learning about the
Greek hero, Herakles, sometimes known as Hercules." Goals, procedures. -
From dartmouth.edu -http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/exhibitions/coa/re_lesson_plans.html
Heroes in Greek Mythology __ "This lesson examines the
characteristics of Greek heroes and leads students to recognize references to
Greek mythological heroes found in literature and culture today. Students will
present analyses of heroes by defending their favorites in a slideshow
presentation nominating them for selection to a Heroes' Hall of Fame."
Goals, procedure and materials. - From alex.state.al.us -
Impact of Greek Mythology on Modern Times - Language Arts Lesson Plan
__ "Students will be able to tell a parent or friend about the role that Greek mythology plays in the world today."
Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LAImpactofGreekMythology79.htm
It Came From Greek Mythology __ "Monsters,
gods, and heroes ... all surefire favorites in the classroom and the
stuff of Greek mythology. But Greek mythology offers so much more:
inspiration for many works of art (both written and visual), insight
into human nature, a glimpse at an ancient people trying to make sense
of phenomena they could not explain, and the source for many names and
terms we use today. Your students might be surprised to find they're
wearing shoes with the name of a Greek goddess (Nike), rooting for (or
against) a team named after Greek gods (Tennessee Titans), and even
listening to rock groups with mythological names (Styx)."
Goals, procedure and materials needed. - from National Endowment for the
Humanities - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=234
The Odyssey: A Web Quest Exploration __ "This
Web Quest is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the
mythology surrounding Homer's, The Odyssey. Acting as classroom
historians, you will explore the world of Ancient Greece, its cultures,
geography and myths. When you complete your quest you will have a better
understanding of the lives of the ancient Greeks as well as an
appreciation of the myths woven into the fabric of Homer's immortal
tale." Goals, procedure, materials. - from Scott Thomason - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/morse/homer_odyssey/
Unit Overview: Democracy in Ancient Greece __
"Democracy in Ancient Greece is a comprehensive six-week unit of study
appropriate for Junior High School social studies students." You will find
several lesson plans with goals and procedure - From teachingmatters.org -