greek civilization

Topics: Ancient Greece, Greek alphabet, Greece Pages: 33 (4678 words) Published: January 26, 2014
S1 Topic 4
Life in Ancient Greece
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Life in Ancient Greece

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Students’ Prior Knowledge
Before this ELA unit, students should have learnt about features of ancient Greek civilization and gained some understanding of how ancient civilizations influence the development of modern civilization, through the medium of Chinese. In these lessons, they should also have learnt some English terms related to this topic.

Aims and Objectives
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Content Objectives

After the ELA activities, students should be able to use English to: 1.

describe the features of ancient Greek civilization;

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use graphic tools to present the information in the reading text; and

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demonstrate their understanding of the concept “Change and Continuity” (in Strand 2 of the PSHE curriculum framework) by relating the content to modern life

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Language Objectives

After the ELA activities, students should be able to:
1.

understand and use the English terms related to this topic (e.g., philosopher, geometry, Greek, Greece and civilization, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Aesop’s Fables, logic, ethics, moral code, and medical theory);

2.

use past tense to describe the features and life of ancient Greek civilization (e.g., Socrates was a philosopher. He was the teacher of Plato. He emphasized ethics and encouraged people to pursue knowledge.)

3.

use past tense and present tense to express understanding of the concept “Change and Continuity” (e.g., Ancient Greece was called the Cradle of Western Civilization. Its impacts on the cultures of Europe and the United States are still felt today.)

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use English to exchange information orally through asking and answering questions (see Activity 4), e.g.,
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What is the name of this famous figure in Ancient Greece?
What was his profession?
Why was he famous in Ancient Greece?

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Procedure:
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Activity 1 – This activity helps students to have an overview of Ancient Greek Civilization by reading an informational text accompanied by a bilingual glossary.

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Activity 2 – Information gap activity. This activity requires students to read a short text intensively and transfer the information to the given graphic tools. The diagram demonstrates to students how to make comparisons.

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Activity 3 – Storyreading. This activity leads students to read a Greek legend. Students read the story “The Trojan War” and answer the questions. The story will enrich students’ knowledge about the religious beliefs and values of the ancient Greeks.

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Activity 4 - Pair work. This activity requires students to exchange information with a partner by asking and answering questions . It creates opportunities for students to practise questioning skills and speaking skills.

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Activity 5 - Using the guiding questions provided, students tell how the features of ancient Greek civilizations still have an impact on the modern world. In their own words, students describe how the ancient Greek features have been modified in the modern world.

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Life in Ancient Greece

Vocabulary

Occupations
mathematician
philosopher
ruler
emperor
scientist
poet
historian
inventor
Others ( present form)
taught (teach)
emphasized (emphasize)
invented (invent)
recorded (record)
conquered (conquer)

S1 Topic 4: Life in Ancient Greece 

數學家
哲學家
統治者
皇帝
科學家
詩人
歷史學家
發明家

Contributions
Pythagoras’ theorem
the study of logic
ethics
moral code
medical code
medical theory
Aesop’s fables
geometry
pursue knowledge

畢氏定理
邏輯學
倫理學
道德法規
醫學規範
醫學的理論
伊索寓言
幾何學
追求學問

教導
強調
發明
記錄
征服

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Activity 1: An Overview of Ancient Greek Civilization

Ancient Greek Civilization

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