7th Grade Greek Studies
Posted by klhouse on October 16, 2008
Summit School’ seventh graders start the school year with an across-the-curriculum study of ancient Greece. Lasting about six weeks, students engage in a variety of academic and experiential activities to develop a profound understanding of ancient Greek culture and a sincere appreciation for its role in the development of our own modern cultures. Students learn about Crete, Mycenae, and the Homeric tales in World Cultures while studying Greek myths in English and the contributions of Greek thinkers in science. More activity-based, students make Greek drama masks and perform tragedies from the great playwrights, learn to cook Greek food, practice and perform Greek dances, and compete in a series of mental and athletic “Olympic” games. All of these activities culminate in Summit’s own Greek Festival where students celebrate their newfound excitement for one of the world’s oldest – and most influential – cultures. -Dack Stackhouse
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