Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

—Plato, Greek Philosopher

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. —Socrates, Greek Philosopher


SS3H1 The student will explain the political roots of our modern democracy in the United States of America.

a. Identify the influence of Greek architecture (columns on the Parthenon, U. S. Supreme Court building), law, and the Olympic Games on the present.

b. Explain the ancient Athenians’ idea that a community should choose its own leaders.

c. Compare and contrast Athens as a direct democracy with the United States as a representative democracy.

Visit Olympus

Take a virtual tour of the ruins of Greece

Wonderful site to explore to really get to know what it was like to live in Ancient Greece

Short Overview of Ancient Greece

THE Facts we  have to learn

Visit Greece today

Check out the amazing beaches, and beautiful landscapes at the Official Greece Tourist Website

Explore it all but these are our standards we have to learn

Democracy * Olympic Games * Architecture (Columns) • Location 

Class Projects to be ready for

Create a diary page of a child your age living in ancient Greece

Create a poster for the ANCIENT Olympic Games

Write a Song or rap about Democracy

Write an Interview an Ancient Greek athlete after the games with questions and answers


Under consturction

Great People

          In Our History

How they worked to make the world better for others

Susan B. Anthony               Paul Revere                 Frederick Douglass        Mary McCoud Bethune     Eleanore Roosevelt

Thurgood Marshall                        Lyndon B Johnson                        Franklin D. Roosevelt                    Cesar Chavez