Grade 5 Month 9 The Wonder of Ancient Greece
The study of Ancient Greece becomes historical. The focus is now on the logic and reason that is awakening in the human being. Students learn about the city-states, the Olympics, great wars and great thinkers of the time.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: Your child will be reading The Odyssey, the epic ancient Greek story written by Homer. They will also hear ancient Greek myths and legends that have been part of the fabric of western civilization.
Social Studies: Curricular Competency: Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond.
Connection: Your child will hear stories of some of the battles of ancient Greece, as well as historical accounts of Athens’ and Sparta’s values and laws. They will have opportunity to consider these events and actions in light of the times they took place.
Math: Concept: Data represented in graphs can be used to show many-to-one correspondence.
Connection: Your child will work on data and probability questions in their Grade 5 workbook or with online worksheets.
This unit is based around the book, Ancient Greece, by Charles Kovac.