World Civilizations

This course emphasizes the increasing interrelationships over time of the world’s peoples. These interrelationships have developed in two major arenas - relationships among major regions of the world: East Asia, South Asia, Southwest Asia (Middle East), Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America, and all aspects of human activity: political, economic, social, philosophical and religious, scientific and technological, and artistic.

11.01 India, China, & Japan Journal Assignment(WorldCiv2)

Assignment 11.1: Journal Entry:

What cultural elements establish and sustain prominent families? What traditions will you establish in your future family to make it strong? Edit and submit your journal entry to your instructor.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
12 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
12 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
10 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

11.02 India China Japan Reading Challenge Links(WorldCiv2)

Remember, you must log-in to Pioneer Library before using these WorldBook Online links.

From the front page of the Pioneer Library, open the WorldBook Online in a new window or a new tab. Close the new World Book window/tab but DO NOT close the original Pioneer Library tab or you will NOT be able to access the readings.
The Pioneer Library log-in name and password are listed on the front page of this course or can be gotten from your teacher or your local school librarian.

10.03: Africa Map Quiz Assignment(WorldCiv2)

10.3: Africa Map Quiz

Use the map linked below. Place the letter or number from the geographic features on the map in the blanks next to the correct name. Edit and submit your answers to your instructor.

Africa Map:
http://www.xmission.com/~iaido/wcq2mapafrica.jpg

Countries/Areas:
_____ Zimbabwe
_____ Axum
_____ Kush
_____ Timbuktu

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
60 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
10 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
18 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

10.02 Africa & The Americas: Reading Challenge Assignment(WorldCiv2)

10.02 Africa & The Americas: Reading Challenge

Assignment instructions:

Respond to each item below using the "Required Readings" for Chapter 10. Edit and submit the assignment to your instructor.

-------

Required Reading: Africa
Read the following subsections: History through and including The Atlantic slave trade

1. Why is Africa called the "cradle of humanity" ?

2. Africa’s earliest civilizations emerged in which area?

3. Where and when did the Kush civilization develop?

4. Where did Christianity first develop in Africa?

5. When and where were the first Islamic universities established?

6. Timbuktu was a city in which empire?

7. Who began the Atlantic slave trade?

-----

Latin America

Required Reading: The Americas
Read the following subsections: History strong>through and including The conquest of the American Indians

8. Who were the first peoples in Latin America? How do scientists believe that they arrived in Latin America?

9. Which crops were the first cultivated by the American Indians?

10. What was the name of the earliest civilization which thrived from 1200 to 400 B.C.?

11. What were the major accomplishments of the Maya? What caused the collapse of their civilization around A.D. 900?

12. The Toltec and the Aztec built what kind of large structures? What was the purpose of these buildings?

13. What were the Flowery Wars and who conducted them?

14. How did the Inca keep records?

15. What was the name of the first European to reach Latin America in 1492?

16. Which two European countries signed the Treaty of Tordesillas? What was the purpose and results of the treaty?

17. Who was America named for? Why were the native peoples called Indians?

18. Who was Vasco Núñez de Balboa and why is he signficant?

19. Who was Ferdinand Magellan and why is he signficant?

20. Define the word "conquistadors" and briefly explain their significance in American history:

21. Which American peoples did Hernan Cortes defeat? Which disease assisted with the conquest?

22. Which American peoples did Francisco Pizarro conquer?

-----

Required Reading: Mexico
Read the following subsections: History through and including The Spanish conquest

23. Where did the first farming villages develop?

24. During the Classic period of Mexico, what was built at Teotihuacan?

25. Francisco Fernandez de Cordoba explored what area?

26. Who was Montezuma II? What stories did his people tell him regarding the Spanish explorers?

27. Who was the last Aztec emperor?

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
80 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
35 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
50 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

10.01 Africa & The Americas Journal Assignment(WorldCiv2)

Assignment instructions:

10.1: Journal Entry:

Choose a perfect location to live and explain why you feel it is ideal.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
10 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
10 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
10 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

10.02 Africa & The Americas: Reading Challenge Links(WorldCiv2)

Remember, you must log-in to Pioneer Library before using these WorldBook Online links.

From the front page of the Pioneer Library, open the WorldBook Online in a new window or a new tab. Close the new World Book window/tab but DO NOT close the original Pioneer Library tab or you will NOT be able to access the readings.
The Pioneer Library log-in name and password are listed on the front page of this course or can be gotten from your teacher or your local school librarian.

09.02 Byzantine and Islamic Reading Challenge Links(WorldCiv2)

Remember, you must log-in to Pioneer Library before using these WorldBook Online links.

From the front page of the Pioneer Library, open the WorldBook Online in a new window or a new tab. Close the new World Book window/tab but DO NOT close the original Pioneer Library tab or you will NOT be able to access the readings.
The Pioneer Library log-in name and password are listed on the front page of this course or can be gotten from your teacher or your local school librarian.

09.03 Byzantine & Islamic Civilization Sequencing Assignment(WorldCiv2)

09.03 SEQUENCING BYZANTINE & ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

Assignment instructions:

Sometimes history is written without particular regard to the sequence of events that occur.

Look at the items on the List below, and organize them into a time line. Cut and paste each of the 16 items into the appropriate place showing its order by the date of the occurrence:

Use the following links to find information to help you organize your list:

The Byzantine Empire
http://crusades.boisestate.edu/Byzantium/

Byznet
http://www.thoughtline.com/byznet/

List:

"Eternal City" of Rome sacked by Atilla the Hun

Byzantine empire defeated by Turks

Christianity proclaimed official religion of Eastern Empire

Justinian constructs church at Hagia Sophia

Constantine renames Byzantium, Constantinople

Council of Nicaea condemns Arian Christianity

Franks converted to Orthodox Christianity

Germanic kingdoms: Ostogoths, Franks, Bergundians, Visigoths, Vandals control Western Europe

Heraclius begins reign, focuses empire in East

Islamic armies defeated and Asia minor retained by Byzantines

Islamic armies overrun empire

Justinian codifies Roman Law in Corpus Juris Civilis

Lombards invade Italy

Nika riots in Constantinople

Odovacer defeats Romulus Augustus

Theodora raises an army that kills 35,000 in a single day

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
30 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
10 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
25 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

09.01 Byzantine & Islamic Civilization Journal Assignment(WorldCiv2)

Assignment 9.1: Journal Entry:

It has been said that order is a sign of high civilization and intelligence. What areas of your life are ordered and well planned? What areas of your life could used more order? When you have finished this portion of your journal, edit and submit it to your instructor.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
35 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
25 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
30 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

09.00 Byzantine & Islamic Civilization Introduction (WorldCiv2)

Chapter 9: Byzantine and Islamic Civilization (330-1453)

Introduction:

The Eastern Orthodox Church, together with a strong economy was the foundation for the Eastern Roman empire, and later for the Byzantine Empire conquered by the Ottoman Turks. With the founding of Islam by Mohammed in 622 A.D., another empire developed. All these empires drew richly from contributions throughout their histories in mathematics, science and philosophy. It is important to build upon the accomplishments of the past in creating and maintaining solid and well ordered society.

08.03 Feudalism PowerPoint Assignment(WorldCiv2)

8.03 Feudalism PowerPoint

Create a PowerPoint presentation of feudal scenes from your reading. Your pictures may be made from any graphic media of your choice: (1) poster board and construction paper, paint or crayons, (scan), (2) graphic computer software (like Linkway), or (3) any other suitable medium for graphic illustration and page development. Your pictures may be hand drawn or pasted on from magazine pictures from a magazine in collage fashion, but must closely reflect the feudal period. Relate the pictures around a central theme or character, like Feudal Kings, Medieval Customs, Social Stuctures, etc. Create at least 5 pictures that contain text explaining the significance of the drawn feature on the picture. Be brief and concise with these text items, while being accurate and thorough.

When you have completed your presentation, attach and submit it to your instructor.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
75 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
30 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
50 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

08.02 Middle Ages Reading Challenge Assignment(WorldCiv2)

08.02 Middle Ages Reading Challenge

Assignment instructions:

Respond to each item below using the "Required Readings" for Chapter 8. Edit and submit your assignment to your instructor.

Required Reading: The Middle Ages:

1. How did the Germanic invasions of the A.D. 400's change European life?

2. Which two institutions of the Christian church preserved learning during the early Middle Ages?

3. What were Charlemagne's accomplishments?

4. What was feudalism? What did it accomplish for Europe?

5. What were the three classes of medieval society during feudal times?

6. Why did towns develop during the high Middle Ages?

7. What was a fief? a manor? a vassal? a guild? the Black Death?

8. Why did economic and social progress come to a halt in the late medieval period?

9. What forces weakened the church in the late Middle Ages?

10. What was humanism? How did it affect medieval society?

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
40 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
20 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
20 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

08.01 Medieval Europe Journal Assignment(WorldCiv2)

Assignment 8.1: Journal Entry:

How important is it to honor contractual agreements? What in your mind is a valid contract? Is it when you give your word or sign a written document? When are contracts invalid? Edit and submit your journal entry to your instructor.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
12 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
12 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
10 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

08.02 Middle Ages Reading Challenge Links(WorldCiv2)

Remember, you must log-in to Pioneer Library before using these WorldBook Online links.

From the front page of the Pioneer Library, open the WorldBook Online in a new window or a new tab. Close the new World Book window/tab but DO NOT close the original Pioneer Library tab or you will NOT be able to access the readings.
The Pioneer Library log-in name and password are listed on the front page of this course or can be gotten from your teacher or your local school librarian.

08.00 Middle Ages Introduction (WorldCiv2)

Chapter 8: Medieval Europe (500 - 1500)

Introduction:

The feudal system, with kings and queens, lords and knights, serfs and peasants, has
been the subject of numerous literary works. Much of what has been written is legend, but has roots
in real day to day events. Of major importance in this era is the appearance of the contract, an
agreement, either oral or written, between landowners and workers. The need for such an agreement was
a first step in the evolution of democratic thinking, in which all have rights and privileges.

00.0 *Student supplies for World Civilizations

The "Required Readings" for the course are provided by World Book Encyclopedia and are aligned to the Utah State Core Curriculum for Social Studies. The readings are written by college professors, historians, museum curators, and institute directors recognized world-wide as experts in their fields of study. The "Required Readings" are accessed through the online Pioneer Library.

The Pioneer Library is password protected. The Pioneer Library log-in name and password may be obtained from your EHS World Civilizations teacher, your school librarian, and/or the front page of the World Civilizations course.

07.03 Heritage of India & China Summary Assignment(WorldCiv1)

Assignment 7.03: Chapter Summary Assignment
Write a one to two page summary for this unit. Incorporate the terms from your definitions page in this summary. Explain how the religion and culture of the peoples have impacted the history of India and China. Edit and submit your assignment to your instructor.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
35 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
20 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
25 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

07.02 Heritage of India/China Reading Challenge Assignment(WorldCiv1)

Assignment 7.02: Reading Challenge

Directions: Copy and paste the assignment into a word processor. Respond to each item using the "Required Readings" for Chapter 7. Edit and submit your completed assignment to your instructor.

Required Reading: Indian Heritage: History:

1. How did the experience of war affect emperor Ashoka? What actions did he take as a result of the experience? The message spread by Ashoka was based on which religion?

2. Why was the Gupta Empire known as India’s “golden age”?

-----

Required Reading: Indian Heritage: People:

3. Why do most Dravidians live in the south of India while the Indo-Aryan peoples live in the north?

4. How many different languages and dialects are spoken in India? Why is the number significant?

5. List five languages spoken in India including the name of the national language:

-----

Required Reading: Indian Heritage: Religion:

6. Briefly explain the four varnas or castes as listed in the Indian social groups:

7. Which Indian religion comprises more than 80% of the population? Briefly explain five beliefs of the religion:

8. List five minor religions in India. Choose one religion and give examples of how the religion affected the Indian people:

-----

Required Reading: Chinese Heritage: History:

9. What were the major contributions of Qin emperor Shi Huangdi to ancient Chinese civilization?

10. Discuss five major innovations that occurred during the Han dynasty? During which years did the dynasty flourish?

-----

Required Reading: Chinese Heritage: Religion:

11. Discuss the basic beliefs and development of the following religions in China:

Confucianism:

Taoism:

Buddhism:

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
70 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
35 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
30 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

07.01 India China Journal Assignment(WorldCiv1)

Assignment 7.01: Journal Entry:
If you were in charge of a group of people that had to complete a job by a certain date, what would you do to make sure that a quality job was done on time? Edit and submit your journal entry to your instructor.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
12 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
12 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
10 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

07.02 Heritage of India/China Reading Challenge Links(WorldCiv1)

Remember, you must log-in to Pioneer Library before using these WorldBook Online links.

From the front page of the Pioneer Library, open the WorldBook Online in a new window or a new tab. Close the new World Book window/tab but DO NOT close the original Pioneer Library tab or you will NOT be able to access the readings.
The Pioneer Library log-in name and password are listed on the front page of this course or can be gotten from your teacher or your local school librarian.

06.05 Spartacus Assignment(WorldCiv1)

6.5 Spartacus

Assignment instructions:

1. View the movie Spartacus starring Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis (1960 version).

DVD Cover (placed for recognition):
http://brothersjudd.com/reviews/images/spartacus.gif

The film should be available through your public library or local video store.

2. While you watch the film, answer the study guide questions shown below.

3. Compose a short essay contrasting points of view on unification. Summarize your essay with the key features you have observed in this unit that promote unity within a society.

4. Write a movie review discussing your own personal thoughts and feelings regarding the movie.

Submit your completed work to your instructor.

---

Spartacus Study Guide

1. Why is Marcellus concerned about the teeth of slaves?

2. What is the military rank of Crassus?

3. Why does Crassus make Glaborus commander over the garrison of Rome?

4. How long has Virinia been a slave?

5. What does Gracchus think of patricians?

6. Who is Pompey?

7. Who does Gracchus suggest to take temporary command of the remainder of the Garrisons of Rome?

8. What is the occupation of Antoninus?

9. What law was made by Sulla that was disliked by Crassus?

10. What is the lawmaking body of Rome?

11. Why can't Spartacus escape over the Alps?

12. What is Spartacus' plan to escape by sea?

13. What does Crassus feel is the real power of Rome?

14. What does he think is the obligation of Roman citizens?

15. Why do the Silesian pirates set up a deal with Spartacus?

16. Why, according to Spartacus, aren't slaves afraid of death?

17. How many Romans died at Metapontum?

18. What is Crassus' price for command of the legions of Rome?

19. "If a criminal has what you want, you do business with him." What did Gracchus mean?

20. What mountain range has secret passes that Pompey and Lucullus traveled through?

21. "I'm not after glory, I'm after Spartacus. However this campaign is not to kill Spartacus, but it is to kill the legend of Spartacus." What role does an idea play in establishing unity?

22. Why does Crassus fear Caesar? Why does he fear Spartacus after he has beaten him?

23. (Short Essay) This story takes place after Rome has reached its climactic era of "Pax Romana" and its civilization is on the decline. Contrast the methods used by Spartacus and Crassus in uniting their empires/followers.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
240 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
30 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
50 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

06.04 Rome Outline Assignment(WorldCiv1)

Assignment 06:04 Rome Outline
Go to the page at http://www.roman-empire.net and create a more specific outline of ONE of the 10 chapter topics listed (The Founding, The Kings, The Republic, Early Emperors, The Decline, The collapse, Constantinople, Religion, Society, The Army). Edit and submit the assignment to your instructor.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
60 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
30 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
25 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

06.03 Ancient Rome Reading Challenge Assignment(WorldCiv1)

Assignment 06.03: Ancient Rome Reading Challenge

Respond to each item below using the "Required Readings" for Chapter 6. Edit and submit the completed assignment to your instructor.

-------

Required Reading: Ancient Rome:

1. Who was the first Roman emperor? Who was the last?

2. Why did rhetoric play an important role in higher education in ancient Rome?

3. What two engineering achievements made it possible for the Romans to construct large buildings?

4. What led to the Conflict of the Orders?

5. Who were the Etruscans and when did they control Rome?

6. Name the river on which the city of Rome was built?

7. What three groups made up the army? How were they different?

8. What steps did Diocletian take to restore order in the Roman Empire?

9. What were the Punic Wars and when did they take place and which peoples did the Romans fight during the wars?

10. To which tribe did the Romans belong? What other tribes also lived on the Italian Peninsula?

-----

Required Reading: Roman Mythology:

11. Who are Romulus and Remus in Roman mythology?

12. Who were the Seven Kings and why were they important?

13. Who are the archiaic triad and when were they worshiped?

14. Who were the Capitoline triad and when were they worshiped?

15. What is the Aeneid? Why is it important?

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
40 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
20 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
20 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

06.02 Mediterranean Map Quiz Assignment(WorldCiv1)

6.2 Mediterranean Map Quiz:

Cut and paste this material into your word processor. Place the letter or number from the geographic features on the included map next to the name. Use the Study Guide to answer the questions on the Mediterranean Map Quiz. Submit the answers to the assignment to your instructor.

Mediterranean Map:
http://www.xmission.com/~iaido/WCQ163MapMed.jpg

Countries/Areas:
_____ Asia Minor
_____ Crete
_____ Egypt
_____ Greece
_____ Italy
_____ Macedonia
_____ Sicily
_____ Spain

Rivers:
_____ Euphrates
_____ Nile
_____ Tigris

Cities:
_____ Alexandria
_____ Athens
_____ Byzantium
_____ Carthage
_____ Jerusalem
_____ Rome
_____ Sparta
_____ Troy

Water Bodies:
_____ Adriatic Sea
_____ Aegean Sea
_____ Black Sea
_____ Red Sea

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
60 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
30 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
35 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

06.03 Ancient Rome Reading Links(WorldCiv1)

Remember, you must log-in to Pioneer Library before using these WorldBook Online links.

From the front page of the Pioneer Library, open the WorldBook Online in a new window or a new tab. Close the new World Book window/tab but DO NOT close the original Pioneer Library tab or you will NOT be able to access the readings.
The Pioneer Library log-in name and password are listed on the front page of this course or can be gotten from your teacher or your local school librarian.

05.04 Greek Events Quiz(WorldCiv1)

Assignment 5.04: Greek Events Quiz
Use the Greek Events Study Sheet to complete the quiz. Do not enter the quiz unless you are planning to complete it. The program will block you from reentering if you log out before completing the quiz.

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
20 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
0 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
23 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

05.03 Greek Events Study Sheet Assignment(WorldCiv1)

Greek Events Study Sheet (not submitted to the instructor!)
Find the answers to the Study Sheet in the Readings for Chapter 5 and/or from links to Ancient Greece found by clicking on the External Links button. Cut and paste this material into your word processor. Fill in the blanks with the words at the bottom of the page. Use the study sheet to answer the questions on the 5.3 Greek Events Quiz.

(The information below is for your use only. Do NOT submit it to your instructor.)
In early Greece, notably Minoa, (1)___________ , or wall paintings decorated palaces and told of Greek Life. The (2)_________________, an Indo-European people from the North, invaded Greece. Their style of writing was known as (3) ___________________. These people fought in the Trojan War, as recorded in the (4)________________. The fall of this civilization was accomplished by the (5) ______________, who had superior weapons.

The Greek city-state, or (6) _____________, revolved around the hilltop fortress know as the (7) __________________. (8) __________________, governments headed by kings evolved into the privileged minority government known as (9) __________________________. Citizen soldiers became part of heavily armed groups of foot soldiers known as (10) _________________, which later became obedient to individuals who established (11) _________________________, wherein they seized power by force. A number of city states gradually developed (12) ________________________, or government by the citizens. (13) ___________________ was the practice of exiling someone in the community who was thought to be dangerous. In Sparta, (14) ________________, or slaves, were ruled strictly under an assembly that elected 5 (15) ______________ to direct the daily affairs of state. Spartan boys were taught to be (16) ________________, answering in the fewest words possible. The Persian Empire threatened Greece near the plains of (17) ______________________, where Pheidippides ran 26 miles to Athens to convey news of the victory. At Salamis the Greeks defeated the navy of (18) ___________________, leading to the end of the war. The (19) ______________________ was formed to defend Greek cities.

Athens flourished, and a temple to Athena, the (20) __________________ symbolized its glory. A (21)___________________________ was established, giving all citizens the right to vote. Finally, Sparta led the (22) __________________________ to defeat Athens in 404 B. C. (23)_____________________ brought an end to the political independence of Greek city-states by conquering the Persian Empire. (24) ________________________ civilization developed, creating a mix of Greek and eastern cultures.

Choices:
Acropolis, democracy, plebeians, laconic, latifundia, Alexander, Linear B, ostracism, Iliad, Achaeans, direct democracy, Peloponnesian League, Xerxes, polis, phalanx, ephors, Parthenon, Marathon, Monarchies, helots, Hellenistic, Punic, aristocracy, tyrannies, Dorians, Delian League, frescoes

Scoring Method: 
teacher-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
90 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
0 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
0 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity

05.02 Ancient Greece Reading Challenge Assignment(WorldCiv1)

Assignment 5.02: Ancient Greece Reading Challenge

Directions: Copy and paste the assignment into a word processor. Respond to each item using the "Required Readings" for Chapter 5. Title your assignment: Ancient Greece Reading Challenge: 5.2. Edit and submit your completed assignment to your instructor.

Required Reading: Ancient Greece:

1. Explain the importance and development of the Greek city-state and the difference between a citizen and a non-citizen:

2. What territories were a part of ancient Greece? Which seas surrounded the peninsula? (What were the natural resources?)

3. Write a short paragraph that compares/contrasts Education and Government in Athens vs. Education and Government in Sparta (Hint: be sure to read through the ENTIRE article to obtain complete information):

-----

Required Reading: Greek Literature:
Read the following subsections: Greek literature through and including The Hellenistic Age

4. Who was Hesiod and what type of poetry did he write? What were his most important works?

5. What type of poetry was originally sung to the music of the lyre and described personal feelings instead of acts of heroism? Who wrote the "Illiad" and the "Odyssey"? What is the story of each poem?

6. What is "Old Comedy"? What was it about? When did it end and why? When did "New Comedy" begin?

7. Who were Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and what specific works did they write? Why were their works important?

8. Who was Herodotus? By what "nickname" is he known? What did he write?

Who was Thucydides? Why is he significant?

9. Who established the Hellenistic age? What is the significance of the spread of Greek culture?

10. What is the Greco-Roman age? When was it? Who was Plutarch and what did he write? Who was Epictetus and why was he important? What contributions did Pausanias and Galen make? What was the Sophists' Banquet and why was it important? What contribution did Poltinus make?

11. What new works appeared during the Greco-Roman Age? Name them and their authors:

-----

Required Reading: Greek Mythology:

12. Who wrote the "Theogeny"? What was it about? Who were Gaia, Uranus and the Titans? How did the Olympian gods come into being?

13. Create a chart or list of the 12 Olympian gods and their powers:

14. Discuss the Greek heroes who came before the Trojan War: Jason, Theseus, and Oedipus and explain what each did that made him famous:

15. What was the reason for the Trojan War? Who were Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Odysseus and what did they do:

Scoring Method: 
computer-scored
Approximate Student Minutes Needed to Complete: 
45 minutes
Approximate Teacher Minutes Needed to Complete: 
25 minutes
Total Points Possible: 
34 points possible
Credit Type: 
required activity
Syndicate content