Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Mathematics + Sciences
Architectual designs

The first known democracy was created in Greece and gave political power to the citizens. This culture has continued, and the power to elect continues to be held by the people of the modern world. In terms of sports, Greece hosted the very first Olympic Games, which is still held today every four years. Many of the sports found in the modern day Olympics closely resemble those competed in at the first Olympics. Not only did the Greeks provide the Olympics but they also had a wide range of philosophies. Their philosophies and theories have helped to shape generation after generation. The Greeks also made gigantic leaps in the fields of math science, and medicine, some of their ideas still hold true today. Lastly, architectural style is a big thing that Greece gave to the modern world. Many designs based off of ancient Greek architect are still used today.



This image would serve as a great cover for the Greek Unit because it expresses a lot of the history in one picture. The greeks were once a prosperous empire that believed in polytheism or the believe in multiple gods. The temples were large and beautiful buildings where Greeks went to pray. Religion was not seperated with culture as can be told by the picture. The building was created with hard work time and great engineering. It seems to be quite obvious that religion would have been a large part of the Greek lifestyle. This image would be a great cover for any ancient Greek history textbook.

Thursday, March 24, 2011




Although Athens and Sparta were both located in Greece, their society and culture greatly differed. Athens depended both on trade and agriculture; whereas, Sparta was solely based upon agriculture. Because of this, Sparta was very isolated and laid back. On the other hand, Athens was very outgoing and active in open relations with other city-states. Athens did not require military service; therefore, they were not very heavily armed with men; whereas, Sparta required mandatory military enrollment.

I would have liked to Sparta because they seem to have a more organized city-state. No problems could occur as they were both self-sufficient and well armed. Living the life of a Spartan would make me feel as though I contributed to the society and everyone in the city-state needs to work hard enough to gather enough food and resources. Also living in Sparta would allow me to shout "THIS IS SPARTA."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


1. In 1900, archaeologists found evidence of the minoan civilization.
2. King Minos had his palace in the city of Knossos
3. The Minoan system of writing adopted by the Mycenaeans was called Linear B
4. The Greeks placed much importance on the political independence of each different polis, and each city-state formed its own kind of government.
5. The Mycenaeans were a warring people, organized into groups or clans, who conquered the Minoans in central Crete.
6. Hoplites were heavy infantry who carried long spears.
7. Aristocracy means: ruled by the best.
8. Homer was a blind poet who created two epics.
9: The "Iliad" was an epic about the trojan war.
10. Oracles were places where it was believed gods spoke through mortals.
11. Sparta was known for the physical strength and discipline of its people.
12. Draco is believed to have created Athen's first written law code around 621 B.C.
13. Thucydides is often called the first true historican because he took a critical look at historical evidence. 
14. Cleisthenes broke up the power of the aristocrats and created the Council of Five Hundred.
15. People the Spartans conquered were forced to work for them and were called helots.
16. The Greek word sophos means "wise."
17. The writings of the Greek female poet Sappho can teach us about the lives of women in ancient Greece.
18. Athenian women were citizens, but could not vote, nor could they own or inherit property.
19. The main purpose of marriage was to have children.
20. Most Athenians believed that money should be spent on public buildings.
21. Themistocles was the Athenian leader who tricked Xerxes and destroyed most of the Persian fleet.
22. Pericles the greatest Greek statesman.
23. Peloponnesian War was between Sparta and Athens.
24. Battle of Marathon the outnumbered Athenians defeated the Persian invasion of Greece.
25. Delos home of the Greek alliance's treasury before it was moved to Athens by Pericles.

Post 13: Capzles.com review

I was not a huge fan of the website. It wasn't as user friendly as other project-making sites and I felt limited to what I was allowed to do. It was very hard learning how to add text to an image and it seemed like an unorganized powerpoint.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Post 11: Egyptian Project Intro

Inquiry Question: What kinds of tools did the Egyptians use and how did the tools change from the old to new kingdom?

I want to learn about how the tools differed between social classes. I believe that the rich will have "higher class" tools that will both be easier to use and more effective.

I would like to present this project in either a PowerPoint or video because I believe this is an effective teaching and learning tool.