WHST.6-8.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Key essential questions reoccur throughout the study of history. They provoke inquiry and lead to deeper understanding of the big ideas that enable students to better comprehend how the past connects to the present. The essential questions created for Westward Expansion and Reform were used to frame content goals and to inform the development of the cumulative progress indicators.
Essential Questions For This Unit:
1. How did geography affect the early Greeks?
2. What contributed to the development of the Minoan civilizations?
3. How did Greek culture spread to other parts of the world?
4. What different types of government developed among the Greek city-states?
5. How does culture refer to the socially transmitted behaviors, beliefs, values, traditions, institutions, and ways of living for a group of people?
6. What ideas did the Greeks develop to explain the world around them?