ANCIENT GREEK CONTRIBUTIONS DBQ
This task is based on the accompanying documents. Some of these documents have been edited for the purpose of this task. This task is designed to test your ability to work with historic documents. As you analyze the documents, take into account both the source of the document and the author’s point of view
Many of the roots of Western civilization can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. They made long lasting contributions in areas of art, architecture, philosophy, math, drama, and science. Directions
The following question is based on the accompanying documents. As you analyze the documents, take into account both the source of the document and the author’s point of view. Be sure to:
1. Carefully read the document-based question. Consider what you already know about the topic. How would you answer the question if you had no documents to examine? 2. Now, read each document carefully, underlining key phrases and words that address the document-based question. You may also wish to make notes. Answer the questions which follow each document.
3. Based on your own knowledge and on the information found in the documents, formulate a thesis that directly answers the question.
4. Organize supportive and relevant information into a brief outline. 5. Write a well-organized essay proving your thesis. The essay should be logically presented and should include information both form the documents and from your own knowledge outside the documents.
Document 1: This quotation is from Socrates, who lived from about 470 to about 399 B.C. “The unexamined life is not worth living”
Q: Who was Socrates, and what was he suggesting in this quote? Document 2: This quotation is from Aristotle, who lived in Greece from 384 to 322 B.C. “Since human reason is the most godlike part of human nature, a life guided by human reason is superior to any other…For man, this is the life of reason, since the faculty of reason is the...
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