Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Great Greek Project

For Great Greek Day, you will choose and research an ancient Greek (real or mythological). You will create a project to present your research, and you will "become" that Greek on Great Greek Day. During the week, you will receive the project description, requirements, scoring rubric, and instructions.

For now, your first step is to choose your Greek. In this post, you will find a list of suggestions. Please comment on the post with your First name, last initial, and your top 3 choices in order.  Be sure you choose a character that you can find a good amount of information about!

Great Greeks
Real Great Greeks
    Alexander the Great
    Pericles (greatest leader of Athens)
    Hippias (last tyrant of Athens)
    Solon (founding father of Athenian democracy)
    Phillip II (father of Alexander, king of Macedonia)
    Leonidas of Sparta (fought against Persia)
    Demosthenes (famous Athenian speaker)
    Ptolemy I (general of Alexander)
    Cleopatra VII (last pharaoh of Egypt)
    Themistocles (Athenian admiral)

    Euclid (invented geometry)
    Archimedes (inventor)
    Eratosthenes (cartographer)

    Hippocrates (doctor)
    Hipparchus (astronomer)
    Claudius Ptolemy (measured the earth)
    Aristarchus of Samos (astronomer)

Sappho (poet)
Aeschylus (writer of tragic plays)
Sophocles (writer of tragic plays)
Homer (wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey)
Euripides (writer of satires)


    Thucydides (wrote about Peloponnesian War)
    Herodotus (wrote about the Seven Wonders)
    Xenophon (described military campaigns)

Mythological Great Greeks

Gods and Goddesses
    Zeus (king of the gods)
    Hera (queen of the gods)
    Poseidon (god of the sea)
    Hades (god of the underworld)
    Demeter (earth goddess)
    Persephone (queen of the underworld)
    Apollo (god of light and music)
    Artemis (goddess of the hunt)
    Aphrodite (goddess of love)
    Hephaestus (blacksmith of the gods)
    Ares (god of war)
    Hermes (messenger god)
    Athena (goddess of wisdom)
    Dionysus (god of wine and parties)

Heroes and Others
    Theseus (killed the Minotaur)
    Perseus (killed Medusa)
    Heracles (Hercules)
    Jason (found the Golden Fleece)
    Daedalus (built a labyrinth, fake wings)
    Icarus (flew too close to the sun)
    Minotaur (half bull, half human)
    Atalanta (great female athlete)
    Helen of Troy
Polyphemus (the Cyclops)

You are free to choose either a real Great Greek or a mythological character. This list is only to give you ideas; you DO NOT have to choose from this list.

Write your top three choices:

1.    _________________________________

2.    _________________________________

3.    _________________________________

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