Introduction: In this lesson students will learn about Athenian society. During the lesson students will complete tasks, think sheets, and activities at various workstations. Objectives



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Athens: A Closer Look
Introduction:

In this lesson students will learn about Athenian society. During the lesson students will complete tasks, think sheets, and activities at various workstations.

Objectives:

Content/Knowledge:



  1. Students will be able to discuss the importance of the Acropolis and the Agora.

  2. Students will be able to identify the purpose of Parthenon.

  3. Students will be able to compare and contrast how Athenian families announce the births of their sons vs. their daughters.

  4. Students will be able to explain instances of inequality in Athenian society.

  5. Students will be able to write a short essay that assesses the impact of Ancient Greece civilization on the rest of the world.

Process/Skills:



  1. Students will be able to analyze a quote.

  2. Students will be able to pull and record important information from audiovisual sources.

Values/Dispositions:



  1. Students will be able to sympathize with the Athenian women and slaves’ lack of rights.



Standards:
State – Illinois Learning Standards

  1. 14.C.3 Compare historical issues involving rights, roles and status of individuals in relation to municipalities, states and the nation.

  2. 16.A.3b Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.

  3. 16.B.3a (W) Compare the political character­istics of Greek and Roman civilizations with non-Western civilizations, including the early Han dynasty and Gupta empire, between 500 BCE and 500 CE.


State – Common Core Learning Standards

  1. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

National – National Council for the Social Studies Standards



  1. I. Culture

  2. V. Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

National – National Standards for History



  1. World History Era 3 Standard 2 The emergence of Aegean civilization and how interrelations developed among peoples of the eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia, 600-200 BCE.


Syntax – Procedures

Overall Teacher Instruction:

1. Once the students enter class and are settled, the teacher will tell them that today’s lessons will be completed in a series of workstations and cover the Greek city-state of Athens.

2. Break the students up into five equal groups and assign each group a workstation to start at.

3. Notify the students that they will have fifteen minutes at each workstation and then they will rotate clockwise to the next workstation.

4. Tell the students that the teacher will keep track of the time and will tell the students when to rotate. Additionally, tell the students that the entire class will complete the sixth and final workstation at the end of class.

5. Tell the students there are directions at every station and that they may begin working at their first assigned station.


  1. White Hat – Objective:

  1. Teacher Instructions

  1. Prior to class set up the White Hat station by printing off enough Tour of the Agora and Acropolis Think Sheets and place them in the correct location.

  2. Set up at least five laptops at the White Hat station with headphones and the correct YouTube video open and loaded.

  3. After fifteen minutes tell the students to rotate to the next station.

  1. Resource

  1. Tour of the Agora and Acropolis Think Sheets (Doc 4-1)

  2. Laptop Cart and headphones

  3. Athens, Greece: Ancient Agora and Acropolis YouTube Video

  1. Student Activity

  1. Students will read the directions of the think sheet and watch the Athens, Greece: Ancient Agora and Acropolis YouTube Video.

  2. During and after the video, the students will answers the questions on the Tour of the Agora and Acropolis Think Sheet.




  1. Red Hat – Intuitive:

a. Teacher Instructions

1. Prior to class set up the Red Hat station by printing off enough The Birth of Athenian Males and Females Think Sheets and place them in the correct location.

2. Set up at least five laptops at the Red Hat station.

3. After fifteen minutes tell the students to rotate to the next station.

  1. Resource

  1. The Birth of Athenian Males and Females Think Sheet (Doc 4-2)

  2. Laptop Cart

  1. Student Activity

  1. Students will visit the website described in the directions in order to compare the births of Athenian males and females.

  2. Students will answer the corresponding questions in complete sentences.




  1. Black Hat – Negative:

a. Teacher Instructions

1. Prior to class set up the Black Hat station by printing off enough Athens: A Restrictive Society Think Sheets and place them in the correct location.

2. After fifteen minutes tell the students to rotate to the next station.

  1. Resource

  1. Athens: A Restrictive Society Think Sheet (Doc 4-3)

  1. Student Activity

  1. Students will read the directions of the think sheet and then read the text about Athenian women and slaves.

  2. Students will answer the questions on the think sheet in complete sentences.




  1. Yellow Hat – Positive:

  1. Teacher Instructions

  1. Prior to class set up the Yellow Hat station by printing off enough Athens: A Democratic Example for Others Think Sheets and place them in the correct location.

  2. After fifteen minutes tell the students to rotate to the next station.

  1. Resource

  1. Athens: A Democratic Example for Others Think Sheet (Doc 4-4)

  1. Student Activity

  1. Students will read and analyze the Pericles’ quote.

  2. Students will answer the first two questions/prompts.

  3. Students will read the same exert above the third questions.

  4. Students will answer the third question on the think sheet.




  1. Green Hat – Creative:

  1. Teacher Instructions

  1. Prior to class set up the Green Hat station by printing off enough Protecting Athena Documents and place them in the correct location.

  2. After fifteen minutes tell the students to rotate to the next station.

  1. Resource

  1. Protecting Athena (Doc 4-5)

  2. Colored Pencils

  1. Student Activity

  1. Students will read the short text about the Parthenon’s protective purpose.

  2. Students will identify an item that is valuable to them, explain what structure they would use to protect the item, and then draw and color their protective creation.




  1. Blue Hat – Process:

  1. Teacher Instructions

1. Once all five groups have completed every workstation, the teacher will ask them to clean up the last station they are at and then quietly return to their normal seats.

2. The teacher will ask the students to staple and hand in the work they completed at the five different stations.

3. The teacher will pass out the Assessing the Impact of Ancient Greece Document and notify the students that the short essay must be completed for homework.

4. The teacher will read the directions of the assignment orally and ask the students if they have any questions.

  1. Resource

1. Assessing the Impact of Ancient Greece (Doc 4-6)

  1. Student Activity

1. Students will listen to the teacher explain the assignment.

2. Students will ask any questions they have about the assignment.

3. Students will complete the assignment for homework.


Resources (Source Citations & Bookmarks)
White Hat Station:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP-FsX0QW88

Red Hat Station



  • http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/story/sto_set.html

Black Hat Station



  • http://greece.mrdonn.org/index.html

Yellow Hat Station



  • The Rise of Ancient Greece (2005). History of our world Needham, MA: Prentice Hall

Green Hat Station



  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/glorious-parthenon.html

Name:
Tour of the Agora and the Acropolis Think Sheet(Doc 4-1)



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