Unit 4 Study Guide- Ancient Greece

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6th Grade - Unit 4
Ancient Greece
Study Guide
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I can analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early
civilizations of Ancient Greece.
I can discuss the connections between geography and the development of city-states in the
region of the Aegean Sea.
I can analyze patterns of trade and commerce among Greek city states and within the wider
Mediterranean region.
I can analyze the (GRAPES) geographic, religious, achievements, political, economic and
social structures of the early civilizations of Ancient Greece.
I can trace the transition from tyranny and oligarchy to early democratic forms of government
and back to dictatorship in ancient Greece.
I can discuss the main features of Greek art and architecture.
I can state the key differences between Athenian, or direct, democracy and representative
I can explain the significance of Greek mythology to the everyday life of people in the region.
I can explain how Greek literature continues to permeate our literature and language today,
drawing from Greek mythology and epics, such as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and from
Aesop’s Fable.
I can outline the founding, expansion, and political organization of the Persian Empire.
I can compare and contrast life in Athens and Sparta, with emphasis on their roles in the
Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.
I can trace the rise of Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek culture eastward and
into Egypt.
I can describe the contributions of important Greek figures in the arts and sciences (i.e.
Hypatia, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Thucydides).
Understand the following Vocabulary:
1. peninsula
13. aristocracy
2. Peloponnesus
14. oligarchy
3. isthmus
15. tyrant
4. Phoenician
16. citizen
5. alphabet
17. democracy
6. Zeus
18. Athens
7. Mount Olympus
19. Sparta
8. myth
20. helot
9. Olympics
21. barracks
10. epic poem
22. Marathon
11. fable
23. Pericles
12. polis
24. direct democracy
25. Delian League
26. Acropolis
27. Parthenon
28. Peloponnesian War
29. plague
30. truce
31. catapult
32. Alexander the Great
33. Hellenistic
34. Alexandria
35. drama
36. tragedy
37. comedy
38. ideal
39. philosophy