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The Time Compass: Classical Greece

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The military might of Greek city-states is discussed in reference to the action in the Iliad and the Odyssey and in a section on the lives of Spartan warriors. Students learn of the gods and goddesses of Olympus, the city-states that came together for the Olympic Games, and the amazing military and cultural achievement of Alexander the Great. Above all, students gain an understanding of how Greek morality, Greek ideals of beauty, and the habit of answering philosophical questions with logic and reason, have had a permanent effect on Western culture.

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Runtime: 20 minutes

The Time Compass
Episode 1
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 2
18 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 3
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 4
16 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 5
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 6
17 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 7
19 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 8
15 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 9
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 10
17 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8

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    Christi B. (Brecksville, OH)
    April 8th, 2020 at 08:41 AM

    This video is a quick cartoon-like intro to Greece. I used it with a small group of fourth graders to introduce a unit on ancient Greece. They loved it!

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    Lisa B. (Worcester, MA)
    March 20th, 2019 at 09:42 AM

    Very good supplemental information for students studying ancient Greece.

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    christine f. (Naples, FL)
    October 21st, 2018 at 06:39 PM

    Excellent resource for all learners, especially helpful for ELL/ESE students.

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    Laura S. (Raeford, NC)
    May 31st, 2017 at 07:32 AM

    Amazing series! Students love them, and they really help wrap up a unit of study.