This week we will be covering the Greeks and their life, culture, society, and famous persons. This will be a research project and our first test grade for the month of February (in preparation for our new novel Things Fall Apart). There will be four groups, each with a topic from the list below:
1) Homer and Greek Mythology: biography, contributions, the Greek gods, influence on Greek society
2) Ancient Greek Life: their history, culture, society, economy
3) Aristotle and Plato: their two contrasting views on literature/poetry, literary criticism
4) Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides: the three major Greek playwrights, their biography, works,
contributions to Greek tragedy
Here are the basic requirements for this test:
A) A minimum of five AUTHENTIC sources cited. The amount of research done will have a
large part in the grading.
B) A type of supplementary VISUAL to present to the class with your findings. This can be
media, construction work, acting, etc.
C) A post on our blog that summarizes the major points of your research. It will serve as an