Aegean Adaptability: Geography and the Ancient Greeks

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will analyze how the rugged geography of the land challenged the ancient Greeks. Students will explain how the environment caused the ancient Greeks to become sea traders. This lesson includes adaptations for diverse learners.
Author: 
Cheryl Wiens
Grade Range: 
6
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
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Standards
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
11: The patterns and networks of economic interdependence
15: How physical systems affect human systems