Social Studies Objectives

Chapter Seven, Ancient Greece

Lesson One, Early People of Greece

1.  Evaluate how geography affected the way early people lived in ancient Greece.

2.  Analyze the effect of trade on the development of Minoan civilization.

3.  Observe that the Mycenaeans adapted Minoan customs and ideas to fit their own way of life.

4.  Interpret the Homeric poems as a reflection of Mycenaean civilization.

Lesson Two, City-States and Greek Culture

1.  Compare and contrast features of the Greek city-states.

2.  Analyze the Spartan way of life.

3.  Summarize how democracy worked in ancient Athens.

4.  Evaluate cultural ties the Greek people had with one another.

Lesson Three, The Golden Age of Athens

1.  Observe that the Greek city-states cooperated against a common enemy in the Persian Wars.

2.  Analyze how Pericles improved Athenian democracy

3.  Interpret the achievements of the Golden Age of Athens as a reflection of the Athenians' pride in being Greek.

4.  Evaluate the tensions between Athens and Sparta that led to the Peloponnesian war.

Lesson Four, Alexander's Great Empire

1.  Observe that an ousider, Philip II of Macedonia, was successful in uniting the Greeks after the Peloponnesian war.

2.  Analyze how Alexander the Great built a multicultural empire.

3.  Summarize the reasons for the breakup of Alexander's empire.

4.  Evaluate the achievements of thinkers of the Hellenistic Age.