ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Modern-day Greece is a country of many islands in the Mediterranean Sea in southeastern Europe. Ancient Greece (approximately 2000 BCE to 300 BCE) was composed of many independent city-states.
- Athens is the capital and largest city in modern-day Greece. In Ancient Greece, Athens was one of the largest city states, and had a model of government that was an early form of democracy. Athenian culture emphasized reading, writing, math, and art.
- Sparta is another Ancient Greek city-state about 100 miles from Athens. Ancient Spartans emphasized toughness and military preparedness.
- Ancient Greeks worshipped many gods and goddesses. The Olympic games were created to honor these gods.
- Ancient Greeks also honored learning through master teachers. Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates were three thinkers who generated much interest and knowledge in science and the natural world.
- Persian invasions of Ancient Greece led to much turmoil of both Athens and Sparta.
- Alexander the Great was a student of Aristotle and built one of the most powerful empires of its time.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about Ancient Greece, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about Ancient Greece are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.