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    Unit 3 Greece and Rome: Common Rule and Government

    • Topic 1: Ancient Greece
    • Topic 2: Ancient Rome

    This unit will be split between Quarter 2 and 3. Topic 1 Greece will be taught until Christmas break, and Topic 2 Rome will be taught after Christmas break in Quarter 3.

    Unit Claim: What factors make a civilization influential?

    • Each unit has an overall unit claim. Students will be aiming to answer this question by the end of the unit using evidence from the readings to support their claim. 

    Unit Assessments: 

    • Formative Assessments
      • Any work completed in class can be graded. This includes bell ringers, quizzes, exit tickets, worksheets, discussions, etc. 
    • Summative Assessments (100 pts
      1. Quarter 2: Debate: "Was Ancient Athens truly democratic?" 
      2. Quarter 3: Essay: Students write an essay in response to the following question: "What factors make a civilization influential?"

    Vocabulary: 

    • Geography: geography features, Longitude, Latitude, Coordinates, Equator, Prime Meridian, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Time zone, climate
    • Timelines: B.C.E., C.E., A.D., B.C. 
    • Characteristics of Civilization: Civilization, infrastructure, trade, surplus, agriculture, specialization, merchant, artisan,import, export, domestication, develop, decline, accumulated learning, contribution, social hierarchy 
    • Greece: Mediterranean Sea, Minoans, Mycenaeans, mythology, polytheism, Zeus, olympics, monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, tyrant, oligarchy, city-state, Athens, Sparta, democracy, direct democracy vs representative democracy, citizen's assembly, Parthenon, temple, acropolis, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Constitution, Persian Wars, Peloponnesian Wars, Alexander the Great, Hellenization, phalanx 
    • Rome: Italian Peninsula, Mediterranean Sea, Tiber River, Romulus and Remus, Roman Republic,  Consul, Senate, Assembly, Tribune, Plebeian, Patrician, Aqueduct, Colosseum, Legion, veto, Pax Romana, Julius Caeasar, Marc Antony, Twelve Tables, Dictator, Roman Languages, Latin

    Coordinates Practice and Games 

    Unit At A Glance: 

    Topic 1: Greece

    Week of November 11

    • How did geography affect Ancient Greece?
    • What would geographic features would attract settlers to this region? What would repel settlers from this region?
    • What were the characteristics of the early Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations?
    • What is a city-state? 

    Week of November 18

    • What are the major characteristics of the city-state of Athens? Sparta? 
    • What was the role of women like in Ancient Greece?
    • What is mythology? How did mythology impact the daily lives of Ancient Greeks? How has Greek mythology had an influence on today? 
    • What are the Olympics? How have they impacted us today? What are the similarities and differences between the ancient Olympics and modern Olympics? 

    Thanksgiving Break

    Week of December 2

    • What are Ancient Greece's major accomplishments in literature, art, and philosphy?
    • Describe the types of governments: tyranny, oligarchy, monarchy, and democracy
    • What is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
    • How was the Athenian democracy set up, how did it work?

    Week of December 9

    • Was Athens truly democratic? Read sources to determine a side for the debate. 
    • What were the causes and outcomes of the Persian wars?
    • What were the causes and outcomes of the Peloponnesian wars?

    Week of December 16

    • Who was Alexander the Great? How did he expand his empire?
    • What is Hellenization? 
    • Essay Part 1: How did Ancient Greece influence today? What factors make it influential? 

    Christmas Break 

    Topic 2: Rome

    Week of January 6

    • Identify the geographic features of Italy.
    • Why was Rome's location ideal?
    • Who are Romulus and Remus?
    • How did the Etruscans impact Rome?
    • What is the difference between a patrician and plebeian?
    • What are the major achievements of the Roman Empire? 
    • How have the achievements impacted modern society? 

    Week of January 13

    • What are the major achievements of the Roman Empire? 
    • How have the achievements impacted modern society? 
    • What are the major components of the Roman Republic?
    • How are the Roman and US Republics similar? Different?

    Week of January 20

    • Who was Julius Caesar and why is he important in Rome's history?
    • What was the Pax Romana?
    • Who was Caesar Augustus and why was he important to Rome's history?
    • Why did Rome fall? 

    Week of January 20

    • Who was Julius Caesar and why is he important in Rome's history?
    • What was the Pax Romana?
    • Who was Caesar Augustus and why was he important to Rome's history?
    • Why did Rome fall? 

    Week of January 27

    • Unit 3 Essay 
    • Introduction to World Religions