How did achievements contribute to the development of this civilization?
What did they contribute to the world?
How were these achievements related to the needs of this civilization?
What achievements are relevant today?
How have they affected order in the world today?
What did they invent?
Ancient Greeks had achievements in geography, Medicine, biology, astronomy, architecture, government, literature, history, mathematics, theatre, sports
These achievements helped make Ancient Greece one of the best civilizations in our history.
We still use math, play sports (Olympics), use the Greek style of architecture, use Greek types of government, think about medicine in a different way, we now have movies, writing down history, studying plants, studying space and reading maps.
What was their government like?
What was the context that led to the development of these political ideas or practices?
Who made the decisions in the society?
Who participated in government?
Evaluate the benefits and limitations of these political structures and ideas.
How are the political structures of today similar or different from those of this civilization?
Ancient Greeks used four different types of government which were Monarchy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and Tyranny.
Monarchy – Rule by one person
Oligarchy – Rule by a few people (Sparta)
Tyranny – One person takes power by force
Democracy – All citizens share power. (Athens)
In the United States we use a different form of democracy.
For benefits and limitations look at Page 68 Types of Government Report card.
How did the society distribute their resources?
Did they trade or use money?
What did they sell or trade?
What did they need to get from outside of their civilization?
Who and how was economy controlled?
Both Athens and Sparta farmed for their food
Athens bought, sold, and traded for goods they did not have.
Sparta discouraged trade so they made their money iron bars.
Athens had a coin system.
In Sparta they would attack neighbors and steal their goods and take people for slaves.
In Ancient Greece the governments controlled the economy.