Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Ancient Greece

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Tennessee Academic Standards

TN.6. SIXTH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES - World History and Geography: Early Civilizations Through the Fall of the Western Roman Empire
Ancient Greece: c. 800-300 BCE
Overview: Students will analyze the geographic, political, economic, and cultural structures of ancient Greece.
6.39. Identify and locate geographical features of ancient Greece, including: Asia Minor; Athens; Macedonia; Mediterranean Sea; Peloponnesian peninsula; Sparta [G]
6.40. Analyze how the geographical features of ancient Greece, including its mountainous terrain and access to the Mediterranean Sea, contributed to its organization into city-states, role in maritime trade, and colonies in the Mediterranean. [C, E, G, H, P]
6.41. Examine the concept of the polis in Greek city-states, including the ideas of: citizenship, civic participation, and the rule of law. [C, H, P]
6.42. Explain the basic concepts of direct democracy and oligarchy. [C, H, P]
6.43. Explain the characteristics of the major Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta, including: Advantages of each geographic location; Approaches to education; Practice of slavery; Status of women; Styles of government [C, E, G, H, P]
6.44. Analyze the causes and consequences of the Persian Wars, including the role of Athens and its cooperation with Sparta to defend the Greek city-states. [C, H, P]
6.45. Analyze the causes and consequences of the Peloponnesian Wars, including how the growing political conflict between Athens and Sparta led to war and left the city-states open to conquest by the Macedonians. [C, H, P]
6.46. Explain the polytheistic religion of ancient Greece, with respect to beliefs about the humanlike qualities of the deities, their importance in everyday life, and the emergence of the Olympic Games to honor Zeus. [C, H]
6.47. Explain the historical significance of ancient Greek literature, including how the Iliad and the Odyssey provide insight into the life of the ancient Greeks. [C, H]
6.48. Examine the influence of ancient Greek philosophers (e.g., Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates) and their impact on education and society in Greece. [C, H, P]
6.49. Describe the purposes of major Greek architecture, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis. [C, H, P]
6.50. Explain the unification of the Greek city-states by Macedonia, and analyze the impact of Alexander the Great and the diffusion of Hellenistic culture. [C, E, G, H, P]
TN.SSP. Social Studies Practices
SSP.04. Construct and communicate arguments citing supporting evidence to:
SSP.04.1. Demonstrate and defend an understanding of ideas
SSP.05. Develop historical awareness by:
SSP.05.3. Evaluating how unique circumstances of time and place create context and contribute to action and reaction
SSP.05.4. Identifying patterns of continuity and change over time, making connections to the present

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