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Teacher's Guide & Activity
Ask students what they already know about Greece. List these facts on the blackboard.
Using a Map
No place in Greece is more than 60 miles from the ocean. Using a wall map,have students locate and name the seas that surround Greece and its 9 841 islands. What countries are closest to Greece?
Become familiar with Greek music by listening to the music of Mikis Theodorakis. His most famous composit
It's Greek to Me!
Using the Greek alphabet, write your name and address, or the name of your school.
In what way are the following people connected to the Olympic Games?
Coroebus, Pheidippides, Baron Pierre de Coubertin
What is the motto of the modern Olympic Games?
What were the ideals that Baron de Coubertin had for young athletes when he restarted the games in 1887?
What are the main agricultural products grown by the Greeks? What product is most suited to Greece's rocky, mountainous soil?
Why are a great many Greeks involved with the sea? In what way are they involved?
Democracy originated in Greece. Through research, locate other things that originated in Greece.
What words do we use today that are based on Greek words? Television is one example. The word "Nike" comes from Greek Mythology.
Greek mythology is an important part of Greek culture. Have students work in pairs to research the following mythical heroes, gods, and goddesses:
Jason, Odysseus, Achilles, Heracles, Agamemnon, Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hera, Hermes, Ares, Artemis, Theseus
Students could then present their findings to the class.
Using their research from the previous activity, have the pairs of students write short plays which illustrate the life and adventures of the hero, god, or goddess they selected. Some of these could then be performed.
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