CHW 3M: One City to Rule Them All

So, yesterday you found out everything you could about your city/state (either Athens or Sparta). You should be proud of everything your city has accomplished; lesser cities envy (and fear) your power. Unfortunately, there is one city that won’t give yours its due. Don’t know which one? I’ll give you a hint: its representatives are…

CHW 3M: A Society of Thinkers, A Society of Warriors

Today, you will learn more about the differences between Athens and Sparta.  Let’s begin by examining the upbringing of a Spartan boy; in your notes, please track the important ages in a Spartan boy’s life, and include some of the strange practices designed to toughen these boys for war. Next, let’s look at this video…

CHW 3M: Founding Your Own State

Today, we will form our own city/state. Or, more accurately, we will form two city/states: You will be divided in half and give you exactly 20 minutes to create yours. In these 20 minutes, your group must decide the following: the name of your city/state three key virtues that you want every inhabitant of your city…

CHW 3M: A Warrior’s Journal

Today, you assume the role of either a Spartan or an Athenian hoplite during the Persian Wars. You will write a series of journals outlining your experiences in the crucial battles of this monumental conflict. As a nice bonus, you will learn the meaning of the name Kratos (God of War, anyone?). Each entry should be…

CHW 3M: Introduction to Greece

Today’s Goal: to understand the foundations of Greek culture. We will start with a short lecture about the foundations of Greek. This will give you some context for what is below.   If you wish to work individually, you may examine one of the following myths in detail. Next, write a one-page response in which you…

CHW 3M: Why Do Empires Fall?

Ladies and gents, Today, we conclude our study of Egypt. We need to understand how this empire that lasted for thousands of years came undone. Was it a single event? Was it slow? Who is to blame? Was it inevitable? Hopefully, we can answer these questions today. Each of you will become an expert in…

CHW 3M: Ka, Ba, and the Akh

Today, I’d like you to learn more about Egyptian beliefs of the afterlife. The Egyptian concept of the soul is complicated; it had three components, each with its own role and duties. As always, you can organize your ideas any way you wish. Given the complex nature of the Egyptian soul, I suggest creating a…