6th Grade Social Studies
I can give examples that show the Greeks believed that gods and
goddesses controlled nature.
Greek Gods and
Myth – a traditional story about gods and heroes.
Mount Olympus – where the most important Gods
The Greeks had rituals and festivals for their gods
and goddesses because they hoped the gods would
grant good fortune to them.
What was a Greek
Oracle – a sacred shrine where a priest or priestess
spoke for a god or goddess.
Delphi – The most famous oracle was the temple of
Apollo at Delphi.
Traditional stories about gods and heroes are called _____
Place where the most important gods lived
a. Mount Olympus
Why did the Greeks have rituals and festivals for their gods?
a. They hoped the gods would grant them good fortune
b. They were afraid of their gods
c. They liked having festivals
A sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god
a. Mount Olympus
d. the Parthenon
The most famous oracle was the temple of Apollo at _______
Greek Poetry and Fables
I can define terms associated with Greek poetry and fables
I can name some of the authors of Greek poetry and fables
I can describe the characteristics of a fable
Epic – long poem that told about heroic deeds
Homer – wrote epics during the 700s B.C.
Who was Aesop?
Aesop – a slave who wrote fables around 550 B.C.
Fable – a short tale that teaches a lesson
Teaches a lesson
Often involves funny animals that speak
Long poems that told about heroic deeds
The author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
A short tale that teaches a lesson
A slave who wrote many famous fables
What are the characteristics of a fable?
Short tales that teach a lesson, and often involve funny
animals that speak
I can define terms associated with Greek drama
I can identify the two types of drama the Greeks created
Tragedies and Comedies
Drama – a story told by actors who pretend to be
characters in the story.
Tragedy – a story in which a person struggles to
overcome difficulties but fails.
Comedy – a story that ends happily
The two types of drama the Greeks created:
A story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the
A story in which a person struggles to overcome difficulties
A story with a happy ending
What two types of drama did the Greeks create
Tragedy and Comedy
Greek Art and
I can list the three styles of Greek columns
I can name the most important building in ancient Greece
Art and Architecture
The temple dedicated to a god or goddess was the
most important building in Ancient Greece
The three styles of Greek columns:
List the three different styles of columns the Greeks used in
What are some of the areas of our lives that ancient Greek
culture still has influence over today?
Art, Architecture, Drama, and Literature