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HOMEWORK FOR NOVEMBER                                          TESTS & QUIZZES
November 10th – Geography Reading                              November 5th – Unit II Exam
November 16th – Athens Democracy                               November 24th – Greek Quest
November 19th – Alexander Reading
November 23rd – Hellenism Ancillary
November 24th – Quiz Review Sheet

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    Buddhism Video          Buddhism              Review Day            Unit II Exam            Unit II
                             Notes                                                              Essay

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 Greek Geography         Early Greek City                               The Spartans            Sparta
       HW # 1                                                                                  HW #2

16                   17                     18                     19                   20

      Athenian              Athenian            Athenian Golden         Growth of an         Alexander the
     Government            Philosophy                 Age                 Empire                 Great

                                                   HW # 3                                      HW # 4

23                   24                     25                     26                   27

     Alexander’s           Greek Quiz

       HW # 5


     Geography of
                               Assignment # 1
         Textbook Guided Reading: Cultures of the Mountains and the Sea
                         Due Tuesday, November 10th

Complete the following questions as your read Chapter 5, Section 1 in your textbook. Be sure to
complete both parts A and B in order to receive full credit.

   A. Perceiving Cause and Effect – As you read the section, take notes in the space provided
      to explain how each geographic characteristic or historical event influenced (caused,
      changed, or impacted) the history and culture of early Greek civilization.

                1. Location “around” a sea

                   2. Rugged mountains

                 3. Little fertile farmland

                   4. Moderate climate

                 5. Mycenaean invasions

                    6. The Trojan War

              7. The Collapse of Mycenaean
B. Recognizing Main Ideas – Explain the significance of myths and the epics of Homer in
   ancient Greek culture. Be sure to use complete sentences and use both of the highlighted
   terms in your explanation.
                                  Assignment # 2
                Guided Reading: Democracy and Greece’s Golden Age
                           Due Monday, November 16th

Complete the following questions as your read Chapter 5, Section 3 in your textbook. Be sure to
complete both parts A and B in order to receive full credit

   A. Identifying Supporting Ideas – As you read this section, take notes to answer questions
      about Athens’ Golden Age. You must be sure to answer the entire question with specific
      evidence from the text book.

       1. How did Pericles strengthen democracy?

       2.   What steps did Pericles take to strengthen the empire and glorify Athens?

       3.   What themes were common in Greek Tragedy?

       4. What do the themes of Greek comedies suggest about the men and women of Athens?

       5. What was Plato’s vision of the ideal society?

       6.   What is the philosophic legacy of Aristotle?
B. Perceiving Cause and Effect – Briefly explain the causes and consequences of the
   Peloponnesian War.
                                  Assignment # 3
                     Guided Reading: Alexander – Empire Builder
                            Due Thursday, November 19th

Complete the following questions as your read Chapter 5, Section 4 in your textbook. Be sure to
complete both parts A and B in order to receive full credit

Part A. Perceiving Cause and Effect – As you read about the empire building of Alexander,
note the goals and results of his actions.

         ACTION(S)                          GOAL(S)                         RESULT(S)

   1. Led soldiers across
      Hellespont into Anatolia

   2. Launched surprise
      attack against Persians
      near Issus

   3. Rejected Darius’ peace
      settlement of a third of
      his empire

   4. Launched a phalanx
      attack followed by a
      cavalry charge at

   5. Led army into Indus

   6. Poured out drinking
      water offered to him in
      the desert
Part B. Drawing Conclusions – Explain how Phillip II and Demosthenes are linked in the
history of classical Greece. Your answer must be in complete sentences.
                                  Assignment # 4
                  Guided Reading: The Spread of Hellenistic Culture
                           Due Monday, November 23rd

Complete the following questions as your read Chapter 5, Section 5 in your textbook. Be sure to
complete both parts A and B in order to receive full credit

   A. Identifying Supporting Details – As you read this section, fill in the diagram by listing
      the achievements of Hellenistic scholars and philosophers. You must include at least 4
      relevant details in each box in order to receive full credit.

               Astronomy                                           Mathematics


                Physics                                             Philosophy
B. Making Generalizations – Define Hellenistic and explain how Alexandria became a
   center of Hellenistic culture.
                                   Assignment # 5
                                 Greek Quest Review
                              Due Tuesday, November 24th

        In Order to prepare for the quiz tomorrow, answer the following questions with as much
detail as possible. One word answers will not help you on the quest – be specific and detail
oriented. You must also complete the multiple choice practice questions.

   1. Explain the role of geography in the development of Greece.

       A. Which statement best describes an impact of topography on eastern Europe?
            a. Many different languages, religions, and customs developed.
            b. A Russian czar ruled all of eastern Europe as a single empire.
            c. An extensive single-crop agricultural system emerged.
            d. Neighbors who were more powerful could not invade the region.

   2. Compare and contrast the development of Athens and Sparta – pay attention to the
      strengths and weakness of each city-state.
     A. The Ancient Greek city-state of Sparta
           a. was primarily concerned with the health of their people
           b. was a powerful military state
           c. granted universal suffrage to their people
           d. placed great emphasis on literature and the arts

     B. Which characteristic was common to the Golden Age of Greece and the Italian
           a. a strong military led to national unity
           b. written constitutions led to the establishment of democratic governments
           c. prosperity led to the creation of many works of art
           d. political instability led directly to the formation of unified nation-states

3.    Identify the ways in which the Athenians have provided a foundation for western
     civilizations. You should have several specific contributions.

     A. A major impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on Western Civilization was that

          a. the Greeks and Romans succeeded in achieving a classless society, which was
              later copied in Western Europe
          b. Greek sculpture and Roman architecture were much admired and copied in the
              18th and 19th centuries
          c. Greece and Rome transmitted Islamic philosophy to the areas they conquered
          d. Greek and Latin are still widely spoken in universities throughout the West
     B. The Ancient Athenians are credited with
           a. inventing and using the wheel
           b. eliminating slavery
           c. establishing governments that had democratic elements
           d. inventing the printing press
4. Explain the way that the Greek city-states were transformed from individual city-states to
   an Empire.

5. What specific contributions did Alexander contribute to the development of Greece.

    A. Alexander the Great’s conquests of Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, and Persia led
       to the
           a. Spread of Hellenic culture
           b. adoption of a feudal system
           c. establishment of representative democracy
           d. spread of Islamic culture throughout Europe

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