Ancient Greece Geography. Chapter 8.1 - Ancient Greece

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  • Ancient Greece Geography
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  • Chapter 8.1 - Ancient Greece
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  • Learning Goals: Students will understand 1.Geography helped shape early Greek civilization. 2.Trading cultures developed in the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. 3. The Greeks created city-states for protection and security. Vocabulary polis, classical, acropolis
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  • Physical Geography Greece is very mountainous; few small valleys and plains 75% of Greece is covered by mountains Difficult-to farm & travel by land-separated people, different cultures developed, villages created separate governments Surrounded by seas-Ionian, Mediterranean and Aegean Greece mainland is located on the Balkan Peninsula Made trade easier by sea Could get what they could not grow; get from sea Also brought ideas back with them
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  • GREECE Ionian Sea Crete Aegean Sea Black Sea Mediterranean Sea Rhodes ASIA MINOR P i n d o s M o u n t a i n s Sea of Marmara Peloponnesus
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  • On your map, label the 3 additional water features listed below. Recreate the Compass and the Elevation Key. Then for each feature, shade in the matching colors. Bosphorus
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  • Ancient Greek Culture Cut off by mountains and the seas Isolated Led to the formation of city-states Limited interaction and the unity of Ancient Greece Created fierce rivalries Sea became a vital link Hundreds of bays to provide safe harbor for ships Skilled sailors Traded olive oil, wine, and marble Returned with grains, metals, and ideas
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