Webquest: The Classical Age Of Greece Problem/ Introduction



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Webquest: The Classical Age Of Greece
Problem/ Introduction:
Urgent! Philip II of Macedonia is planning an invasion of ancient Greece. However, before he can launch his attack he needs his spies, which of course is you, to collect data concerning ancient Greek geography, history, and culture. After you complete your mission Philip can begin his conquest of ancient Greece.
Tasks / Missions/ Products:
Students will create the following projects and reports as they collect the data needed in order for Philip II to begin his invasion of ancient Greece:
1) Create a short story / play based on concepts and characters of Greek Mythology.


  1. Create a map of ancient Greece.




  1. Create a timeline of Classical Greek history.




  1. Create / Construct a physical project related Classical Greece.




  1. Research and write 4 reports concerning aspects of Classical Greek culture and history.




  1. City-States: Compare / Contrast Athens and Sparta

  2. Greek Mythology

  3. Greek Culture

  4. Classical Greek Military History


How To Divide Products & Topics


  1. Separate students into groups of four.




  1. Each member of the group is assigned 1 product (Choosing from products #1-4).




  1. Each member of the group is assigned 1 report under product #5 (Choosing from reports a-d).




  1. Have students fill in who is doing each part of the project on the Group Assignment sheet. (See link to Group Assignment sheet)


End Result / Final Product





  1. Short story / play - All members of the group will present the short story or play to the class.




  1. Physical project – All members of the group will present the physical project to the class.




  1. Map, timeline, & reports - All three products will be put in a group folder labeled “Top Secret” with the names of each of the group members written in the lower left-hand corner.


Group Assignment Sheet
Each member of the group will not only be assigned products and reports to complete, they will also have a group role. Group Roles: Chairman / Chairwoman, editor, secretary, and speaker of the group.

Name

Role

Product

Report




















































Report A: City-states – Compare & Contrast Athens and Sparta

Athens





  1. Where in Greece was Athens located (region)?

  2. What type of government / society did they have in Athens?

  3. Did they have slaves in Athens?

  4. What type of activities did the people of Athens partake in to entertain themselves?

  5. What was a person’s childhood like in Athens? (Boys and girls)

  6. Did the people of Athens support or avoid foreign trade and interaction?

  7. What was life like for the women of Athens?

  8. Did the people of Athens appreciate art, architecture, literature, and the theater?

  9. Did Athens have a strong army or a strong navy, explain why?

  10. What do you like and what do you dislike about Athenian society?



Sparta





  1. Where in Greece was Sparta located?

  2. What type of government / society did they have in Sparta?

  3. Did they have slaves in Sparta?

  4. What type of activities did the people of Sparta partake in to entertain themselves?

  5. What was a person’s childhood like in Sparta? (Boy’s and girls)

  6. Did the people of Sparta support or aviod foreign trade and interaction?

  7. What was life like for the women of Sparta?

  8. Did the people of Sparta appreciate art, architecture, literature, and the theater?

  9. Did Athens have a strong army or a strong navy, explain why?

  10. What do you like and what do you dislike about Spartan society?



Final Question





  1. In which city-state would you have liked to have lived, please explain your answer?


Report D: Classical Greek Military History

General





  1. What is a hoplite?

  2. What is a pahalanx formation?



The Persian Wars





  1. What started the Persian Wars?

  2. What groups fought in the Persian Wars?

  3. Retell the story of the Battle of Marathon?

  4. Retell the story of the Battle of Salamis?

  5. What battle is considered to have been the last battle of the Persian Wars?

  6. Who won the Persian Wars?



Peloponnesian Wars





  1. What was the Delian League and who was in charge of it?

  2. What was the Peloponnesian League and who was in charge of it?

  3. Who fought in the Peloponesian Wars and what was the final outcome?

  4. Do you think that the Peloponnesian Wars made Classical Greece stronger or weaker, explain your answer?

  5. In your opinion, is Classical Greece, now that the Peloponnesian Wars are over, vulnerable to an attack? Why or Why not?


Product 3: Timeline of Classical Greek History
*Create a timeline of Classical Greek history. The timeline should include all significant events between 500 B.C. and 400 B.C..
*You may design your timeline in any way that you wish.


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