6.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social             structures of the early civilizations of Ancient Greece.

        1.  Discuss the connections between geography and the development of city-states in                 the region of the Aegean Sea, including patterns of trade and commerce among Greek             city-states and within the wider Mediterranean region.
        2.  Trace the transition from tyranny and oligarchy to early democratic forms of                         government and back to dictatorship in ancient Greece, including the significance of                 the invention of the idea of citizenship (e.g., from Pericles' Funeral Oration).
        3.  State the key differences between Athenian, or direct, democracy and representative             democracy.
        4.  Explain the significance of Greek mythology to the everyday life of people in the                     region and how Greek literature continues to permeate our literature and language                 today, drawing from Greek mythology and epics, such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey,             and from Aesop's Fables.
        5.  Outline the founding, expansion, and political organization of the Persian Empire.
        6.  Compare and contrast life in Athens and Sparta, with emphasis on their roles in the                  Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.
        7.  Trace the rise of Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek culture eastward and             into Egypt.
        8.  Describe the enduring contributions of important Greek figures in the arts and                         sciences (e.g., Hypatia, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Thucydides).

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