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					Contributions
   of Greek
 Culture to
   Western
 Civilization
Aim: How has the culture of ancient
  Greece influenced our society?
• Do Now: Copy the vocabulary into your
  notebooks
• Direct Democracy: form of government in which
  citizens rule directly
• Classical Art: art in which harmony, order, and
  balance were emphasized
• Philosopher: thinker who uses logic and reason
  to explore life’s important questions
• Golden Age: a period of great peace,
  prosperity, and happiness *****************
              Class Work
• Read the worksheet “Democracy and
  Greece’s Golden Age”
• Answer questions 1-5 (on the back)
• After finishing the questions, complete the
  graphic organizer on the front
              Group Work
• In groups, students will complete the
  Greek contributions handout
• We will complete the first section together
• After, each group member will complete
  on area of contribution
• Every student will share their findings with
  the rest of the group
• All students will complete the entire
  handout
  Extension Activity/Homework
• On the back of the Greek Contributions
  handout you will find information about (3)
  Greek Philosophers
• Using the information provided create a
  tombstone for the life of the particular
  person you chose
          Drama
–Aeschylus and   –Aristophane
 Sophocles –      s – Great
 Great play       play writer of
 writers of
 TRAGEDY          COMEDY
           Poetry
• Homer: The great
  blind story teller
  of Greece
 –His stories later
  were written in
  two epics:
   • 1. Iliad
   • 2. Odyssey
             history
• Herodotus – Greek historian who
  is known as the “father of history”
  –He wrote Histories which was about
   the conflict between Persia and
   Greece
• Thucydides – A Greek historian
  who wrote History of the
  Peloponnesian War.
  –He wrote about the conflict between
   Athens and Sparta
 sculpture
• Phidias – He is
  known as the
  Greatest Greek
  Sculptor
  – He designed the
    Parthenon (the
    temple of the
    Goddess Athena)
  – Sculpted the huge
    Statue of Zeus at
    Olympus
architecture
  Doric
Column
• Very plain
  and
  simple
• Has no
  base
   Ionic
Column
• Capital has
  scrolls
• Has a base
• More
  decorative
Corinthian
 Column
• The most
  decorative
  capital
• Roofs are
  flat
        science
• Archimedes – Considered the
  greatest mathematician
 –Discovered the principles of
  density and buoyancy
• Hippocrates – is the founder of
  medicine and the greatest
  physician of his time
        mathematics
• Euclid – the father of geometry
• Pythagoras – the father of numbers,
  he founded the Pythagorean theory
philosophy
                              Pictures Cited
•   Slide 1 – Clip art 2006
•   Slide 2 – http://www.actingmonologues.org/drama1.jpg
•   Slide 3 – http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0226469409.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
•   Slide 5 – http://www.sikyon.com/Athens/Monuments/athena_nike.jpg,
    http://www.crystalinks.com/zeusgoldstatue.jpg
• Slide 6 –
  http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1492640/2/istockphot
  o_1492640_doric_ionic_corinthian_columns.jpg
• Slide 7 – http://www.portlandlandmarks.org/images/doric_column.jpg
• Slide 8 – http://www.royalarchmasons.on.ca/images/Arch_S2.jpg,
  http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/820/20211172.JPG
• Slide 9 –
  http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2369940/2/istockphot
  o_2369940_top_of_column_corinthian_style.jpg,
  http://www.portlandlandmarks.org/images/corinthian_column.jpg
• Slide 11 – Clipart 2006
• Slide 12 – Clipart 2006

				
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