As we finish out our study of Ancient Greece, we will take a (very) close look at mythology. We will really dig into a reading on the Greeks' religion and its effect on their lives, increasing our fluency and understanding of complex terms. By doing this, students' comprehension of the text will increase. This method of close reading should, if they use it when they read other texts, increase their comprehension skills dramatically. Please ask your children what impact Greek religion had on the Greeks' daily lives. How did they view the gods? How did this viewpoint affect their behavior in society?
We will conclude our study of Ancient Greece this week with a quiz on Wednesday. Here is a study guide, just in case your student forgets to bring it home.
After the quiz, we will begin looking at ancient Rome. We hope to impress upon our students just how long the Roman empire was by comparing it to our American "empire." We will do this by showing them a physical comparison using a long paper timeline, and it should be quite shocking to them.
Mrs. Steinen enjoys tacos, running, and reading. This is her 14th year teaching, but the first ten were all in Social Studies. She has three daughters and a spotty dog named Stella. Stella types 55 wpm. :)