An Overview of Ancient Greece
Author: Jody Haltiwanger Chapin, SC
Author: Kari Rikard Columbia, SC
DescriptionStudents answer questions to gain an understanding of the culture of Ancient Greece.
Grade Level 9-12
Curriculum Social Studies
What comes to your mind when you think about Ancient Greece? Olympic Games, Athens, gods that mere mortals feared to anger? This webquest was designed to give Coach Haltiwanger's 10th grade World History students an engaging overview of Ancient Greek culture and traditions.
The students will use the provided internet resources to answer questions about the geography, differences between men, women, and children, religion, Olympic Games, governments, Athens and Sparta, and food of Ancient Greece. The students should record their answers in the form of notes to be used on an open notes assessment at the beginning of the next class period. These notes will be turned in at the end of the webquest so be sure to write your name and your partner's name on your notes.
Now that you have used the provided resources to answer the questions about Ancient Greece make sure you take time to look over your notes with your partner. Be sure that you both have answered all the questions and have written your questions for another group about Sparta and Athens. If you have finished and the other groups are still completing the webquest, you may play this webquest's hangman game or go to the website listed below and play either the Olympic Challenge, Alexander's Army, or the Trojan Horse game. Be sure to briefly look over the discussion on the topic of the game you choose so you understand the game. *Before you begin any game, turn in your notes to Ms. Rikard.
This webquest is designed for a tenth grade level World History or Global Studies class (aimed at SC Social Studies Standard GS-1). It can incorporated into a Unit on ancient civilizations or one that focuses solely on Ancient Greece. The webquest was initially used as an in-class lesson but could be assinged for homework (but the availability of computers and internet to students at home may be an issue). An open-notes quiz will be given the following class period to serve as assessment of the activity. If the students did not complete the activity, they obviously would not have the answers to the questions on the quiz. Other ideas for assessment include an online quiz, using the resources and questions included in the webquest to serve as a base for a writing assignment, etc.