Geography of Greece PowerPoint

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Ancient Greece
How has the geography of
New Jersey impacted your
lives?
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Driving
Vacation
School
Clothing
Recreation
Geography had the
same impacts on
Ancient Greeks
Geography of Greece
• located in southern eastern Europe
• on more than 400 neighboring islands
Geography of Greece
• Crete-The largest of the islands that make
up of Greece
• Rhodes- An island near what is today
Turkey
• Attica- a peninsula that sticks out into the
Aegean Sea.
Peninsula
An area of land
almost entirely
surrounded by
water
Attica
• A peninsula in
east-central
Greece on the
Aegean Sea on
which Athens
was built.
• Contained
excellent
harbors for
ships and
fishing boats
• A harbor is a
sheltered
place along a
coast used to
protect boats
and ships
• The southern
tip of the
Greek
mainland
• A large
peninsula
• Mountainous
region ringed
by a thin
band of
fertile land
Peloponnesus
Economy of Ancient Greece
• Barley & Wheat were grown to
make bread
• Grapes and olives were easy to
grow in rocky and hilly areas
• Sailing was popular way to trade
Olive Oil
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Most valuable Greek product was olive oil
Good for cooking
Good for flavoring food
Used for lamp fuel
Used for body lotion
Greeks sold the Olive Oil to get other
goods that they could not produce
Impact of Geography
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Protection
Easy to trade
Solid fishing industry
Specialized cropsgrapes, olives, etc.
• Excellent for sailing
• Difficult for agriculture
• Tough to travel across
land
• Inconsistent climate
• Very spread out
• Few rivers
Role of bodies of water
• Main source of food through fishing
industry
• Most important routes for trade and
travel will be the seas
• Military will depend on sailing the seas
to expand the Greek empire
• Communication
Your task
• You are a farmer in ancient Greece.
• Write a letter to your brother or
sister who has moved to a Greek
city.
• Explain the problems you have
faced in raising this year’s crop.
***Use your social studies text book &
your notes as a reference source
for information
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