This week in social studies...
We will be completing our study of Ancient Greece and Rome. We will study Lessons 15-17.
Students will create collages in class that show the influence the ancient societies of Greece and Rome still have on us today.
Collages should include modern examples of how we are still using Greek and Roman ideas. Examples may include:
Engineering achievements (column and arch) made it possible to build cathedrals, government buildings, towers, bridges, etc.
History made it possible to understand and learn from the past
Philosophy and religion made it easier to understand the universe
Drama and art made life more enjoyable
Government made life more orderly
Medicine and science made life last longer.
Unit 3: Ancient Greece and Rome.
The ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome have influenced Western society more profoundly than perhaps any other cultures in world history. The political institutions of these two great civilizations—including the early forms of democracy established in Athens and several other city-states of ancient Greece and the judicious power sharing articulated in the Roman republic—have been incorporated with great success into many subsequent societies.
The many remarkable rulers who led these two cultures or fought them—including Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, and Caesar Augustus—are part of a shared world history. We will trace that history, and follow its influence on our political institutions and culture today.