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Ancient Civilizations: Crash Course History

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Never before have ancient civilizations been so clearly described in such succinct video segments...and here are six of them for your World History students! Persians, Greeks, Buddhists, Romans, and more! Watch as John Green delves into...
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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
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Olympic Games

For Students 7th - 9th
The Olympic Games are the subject of a differentiated lesson for a middle school classroom. Activities include researching the events in the ancient games and comparing them to events in the modern Olympics, gathering acts about why...
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Life in the Greek City-States: Athens and Sparta

For Students 7th - 9th
Developing lessons that address the diversity found in the 21st-century classroom can be a challenge. A plan about life in the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta provides a model for how instruction can be differentiated to address...
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Did Ancient Troy Really Exist?

For Students 8th - 12th
Because the monsters Scylla, Charybdis, and Polyphemus in Homer's Odyssey are fictional, scholars may assume the Iliad is also entirely fictional. A carefully researched video describes Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of the historical...
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World History and Geography: Ancient Greek Civilizations

For Teachers 6th Standards
Have an Olympic Games coming up? Explain the history of the games while also teaching about Ancient Greek culture and civilizations. A scaffolded set of 24 tasks enhances learning and active engagement with the material in any classroom.
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The Wooden Horse

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
One of the greatest tricks of all time is so well known that it has become its own colloquialism. Introduce elementary readers to "The Wooden Horse," an adaptation of the legendary story from Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid, with a...
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A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To learn more about life in ancient Greece, viewers spend a day with Athenians Archias and his wife, Dexileia. Viewers learn about Archias's household and observe the roles of his wife, his children and their tutors, and his slaves. Then...
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Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”?

For Students 9th - 12th
Rather than simply listing what happened, Herodotus sought to find out the why of events. Rather than simply labeling Herodotus The Father of History, here's a video that explains why he was given this title.
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Oedipus Rex

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who killed Laius? How is Creon connected to Jocasta? Where does the Oracle dwell? Get the details of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex straight with a crossword puzzle activity.
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An Introduction to Aristotle's Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are politics a necessary and natural part of society? High schoolers view a brief explanation of Aristotle's Politics to learn more about the ways Greek society — and modern society — form the political world to help citizens improve...
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Plato On: The Forms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A life without forms would be chaotic and unwieldy! Plato asserts the importance of using forms to guide one's life, as well as the value of working toward an ideal life, in the centerpiece of his philosophy. 
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Philosophy - Plato

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some of the best advice for society, relationships, and personal growth was written nearly 3,000 years ago. High schoolers learn more about Plato's four ideas for reaching eudaimonia, or "fulfillment," in an explanatory video. 
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An Introduction to Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War so influential in his time, as well as in modern politics? Learn about the distinctive features of the text, including its lack of adherence to divine influence, and the details of...
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The Olympic Symbols

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Get into the Olympic spirit with a resource about the values and symbols of the Olympic Games. With sections about prominent images of the Olympics, including the flame and the interlocked rings, the packet supplies engaging information...
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This Is Sparta: Fierce Warriors of the Ancient World

For Students 7th - 10th
Navy SEALS? Delta Force? Spartans? What kind of training is required to produce fierce warriors? Here's a video that theorizes about the lessons that might have been taught at a Spartan training school.
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The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
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It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here you'll find a great collection of worksheets to supplement your instruction of Greek mythology, including informational texts on the Olympian gods and goddesses, a matching quiz, graphic organizers, and myth-writing activities.