Summary of Unit / Inquiry
This first unit of inquiry for students in World History I focuses on how the Ancient Greeks developed innovations and concepts that have had a lasting effect on civilization since the Renaissance and the modern age. We will examine how the cultural, philosophical, and technological contributions of the Ancient Greeks influenced and affected other cultures. This unit will be thematically linked to the following unit on the Greek city-state, which focuses on Greek ideas about society and government. Throughout the unit, students will use critical thinking skills to synthesize their learning and make connections between Greek culture and Western culture today.
-How did the Minoans and Myceneans contribute to the development of Greek culture?
-How do myths and legends influence our knowledge of history?
-How did the religious beliefs of the ancient Greeks influence ancient and modern cultures?
-How did the theories, writings and teachings of the Greek philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists influence the thoughts and ideas of others?
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