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Introduction to Ancient Greek History
Students will study the key elements of Ancient Greek history, from the Minoans to Alexander the Great. Students will complete readings from the assigned text, and up to two short, independent learning projects to present in class.
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How I View Ancient History The study of ancient history organically blends aspects of storytelling with geography, archaeology, religion, and psychology. With often incomplete primary sources available to us, and needing to sift through the author's bias of the ones we do have, studying ancient history absolutely requires a combination of disciplines to come alive accurately and well. In my approach to history, the people's stories remain the bottom line. The humans of history are the focus....
I have both a BA and MA in the field of Classical Studies, and over a decade of teaching experience adapting this content for students. While my style is not to avoid tough discussions or the more brutal parts of history, I do try to include them as they are relevant and not just for a gross-out or shock factor. These details remain part of the story, and deserve representation in the historical narrative.
Readings and discussion questions should be completed before each class; presentations (as students wish to complete them) will be on uniquely assigned days so they fit into our flow of lessons.
1) The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece: https://www.amazon.com/Penguin-Historical-Atlas-Ancient-Greece/dp/0140513353/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+penguin+historical+atlas+of+ancient+greece&qid=1594835609&sr=8-2 2) Web links to primary source documents will be provided in the Classroom
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I generally do not provide feedback, except upon the request of the parent/guardian, or the students themselves! If anyone wishes to further discuss my evaluation of a student's work, I am more than happy to do so and customize the experience as I am able.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Some facets of ancient history are brutal. Wars, plagues, and gruesome Greek myths will factor into our readings and discussions. Please reach out if you have any concerns or questions, or even if you would like to customize the readings for a particular student who may be sensitive to certain issues.
This book is required for our class. I do not receive any benefits or commissions from your purchase of this textbook. 1) The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece: https://www.amazon.com/Penguin-Historical-Atlas-Ancient-Greece/dp/0140513353/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+penguin+historical+atlas+of+ancient+greece&qid=1594835609&sr=8-2 The reading level of this text is geared more towards upper high school level. Because of this, we will a) not read more than a few pages in one sitting, and b) work on English vocabulary building in addition to our study of history in this course.
MA Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, BA Ancient History, Classical Languages
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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Hello! I’m Larissa Laver and I’ve been teaching since 2008. I’ve worked with young children through young adults over the years: I have taught Pre-K through collegiate level courses and literally every grade in between at some point in my career....