Social Studies Scope and Sequence, Aegean Civilizations: Ancient Greece and Rome

Social Studies Standard III, World History

Lesson 301, Aegean Civilizations: Ancient Greece and Rome

Knowing where Aegean civilizations began

Knowing some of the important Greek people and their areas of contribution

Knowing how the Greek civilization spread to the ancient world and how it influenced history

Understanding the Minoans and Crete

Knowing who the Hellenes were

Understanding Greeks city-states such as Athens and Sparta

Knowing what an oligarchy is

Understanding the development of democracy

Knowing well-known Greek people and their areas of contribution such as:

Philosophers – Plato and Aristotle

Mathematicians – Euclid and Archimedes

Historians – Thucydides and Herodotus

Physicians – Hippocrates and Galen

Writers – Homer, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus

Knowing who Alexander the Great was

Knowing who Philip of Macedon was

Knowing how the Romans became a world power

Understanding how the Romans governed themselves and other people

Identifying Rome’s main contributions to civilization

Knowing the reasons for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire

Knowing who the Latins and the Etruscans were

Understanding the Roman Republic including the Senate, the patricians, and the plebeians

Knowing who Julius Caesar and Octavian were

Understanding the split of the Roman Empire


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