The study of the ancient Greek world is foundational to discovering who we are today. Western Civilization, and indeed the world, owes much to the innovations developed by the ancient Greeks. Learning about their ideas concerning philosophy, government, drama, athletic competition, medicine, astronomy, military strategy, architecture, and art will explain much about our own history and ways of seeing the world. Our very form of democratic government, as well as many of the buildings that house the government in our national capital, owe much to the Greeks of 2,400 years ago. They had even calculated the nearly exact circumference of our planet centuries before the time of Christ. Using national social studies standards, this course will help you and your students connect the ancient Greek world with who we are now. Course assignments are geared for classroom use.
NOTE: Required book and DVD must be purchased separately.