Social Studies Activity for Units 3 & 4:
The Ancient Hebrews and The Ancient Greeks
Assignment: After reading Units 3 & 4, you will write and illustrate a
children’s book about either The Ancient Hebrews or The Ancient Greeks.
Please include the following topics if your book will be about Ancient Hebrews:
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The name of the first part of the Hebrew Bible: Torah
Abraham, the founder of Judaism
Egypt’s ten plagues & why they occurred according to the Bible
Passover: the holiday the Jewish people celebrate to recall their freedom from
slavery in Egypt
Prophet
King David: the king of Jerusalem who brought the center of government and
religious life in Israel
The Persian Empire
The Roman Empire
The Torah
Monotheism
Abraham, Moses, Naomi, Ruth, Yohanan, and Zaccai in the development of the
Jewish religion
Please include the following topics if your book will be about Ancient Greeks:
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The geography in the region of the Aegean Sea
Patterns of trade and commerce among Greek city-states
Dictatorship in ancient Greece and the transition from tyranny and oligarchy
including the significance of the invention of the idea of citizenship
Athenian, or direct, democracy and representative democracy
Greek mythology
The Parthenon
The Persian Empire
Athens and Sparta and their roles in the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars
Alexander the Great
Greek figures: Hypatia, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Thucydides
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