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Social Studies - World Civilizations
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Standard 2
Students will comprehend the contributions of classical civilizations.
Objective 5
Analyze the social organization of classical cultures.

  • Greek culture and Aesop's Fables
    Summary:This lesson uses Aesop's Fables as a primary source to help the student understand the political and social thought during the Greek 6th and 5th centuries B.C. The student will research five to eight fables, try to figure out the moral for each and write an essay on how Aesop influenced the morals and ideals of ancient Greece.

    Enduring Understanding:Students will analyze the political and social organization of classical Greece.

    Essential questions:

    • What do Aesop's Fables tell us about the social culture of Classical Greece?
    • How did the stories and morals of Aesop's fables affect the politcal atmosphere of Classical Greece.

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