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Research notable Greek Wars and develop a creative project to share your learning.

Can you creatively share your learning with your classmates?

Learning Target & Success Criteria

Learning Target:

Analyze the causes and consequences of the Greek wars (Trojan, Persia & Peloponnesian Wars)

Success Criteria-

Students will be able to:

  • utilize multiple mediums of technology through Maker Space (Stikbots, Lego animation, green screen, iPads, Makey Makey, ….)
  • collaborate within their group to create a historical project
  • synthesize historical information and highlight important features, using the database World History in Context to research topic
  • create a one minute video using Maker Space tools that includes a Works Cited segment
  • present video to the class

Greek War Topics

Trojan War: (Greeks vs. Trojans)

  • Paris kidnaps Helen (Aphrodite)= war begins
  • Menelaus finding out his wife Helen has been stolen
  • Achilles- baby, warrior, heel
  • Trojan Horse- wheeling it in, soldiers sneak out, attack
  • Homer writing the Iliad, Odyssey
  • Greeks helped by Olympian gods= Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Hera, Hephaistos, Hermes, Thetis

Persian War: (Greeks vs. Persians)

  • Marathon (runner, Pheidippides)
  • Thermopylae (300 Spartans)
  • Salamis (naval battle)
  • Plataea (Persia surrenders)

Peloponnesian War: (Athens vs. Sparta)

  • Plague hits Athens (Pericles dies)
  • Sparta sets up blockade
  • Athens surrenders


1. Choose a topic (left hand column) and prepare for research.

2. Begin K-W-L Chart. Through this process, develop questions/problem statements you're looking to answer through your investigation.  

3. Locate and analyze two articles of your selected Greek War using the database World History (Gale in Context):

World History In Context Web image

4. Synthesize information, using the Information Organizer sheet, to record your findings.

5. Copy and paste citations into citation tool, Easybib. Import your completed Works Cited to Google Drive and rename, Last Name_Greek War Citations

6. Develop a script to cover the essential components of your research (see sheet). Your movie will last between 30 sec.- 3 min, depending on choice of medium (digital tool).

7. Begin filming/ drawing/ photographing/ recording/ building.

8. Once project is complete, copy and past your correctly formatted Works Cited to your video project.

9. Finish KWL chart.

10. Submit video (with citations at the end of the video), K-W-L Chart, and Information Organizer sheet to Classroom.

Trojan Horse, Troy, Turkey, Horse, Wooden Horse


MA History and Social Science Framework

7.T4b.5. Analyze the causes, and consequences of the Persian Wars between Greek city-states and the Persian Empire (490–480 BCE), the Peloponnesian Wars between Athens and Sparta (431–404 BCE), and the conquests of Alexander the Great in Asia (c.336–331BCE). 

Standards for History and Social Science Practice

2. Develop focused questions or problem statements and conduct inquiries

3. Organize information and data from multiple primary and secondary sources

6. Argue or explain conclusions, using valid reasoning and evidence. ‚Äč


IV.A.2 Learners will act on an information need by identifying possible sources of information

IV.A.3 Learners will act on an information need by making critical choices about information sources to use

VI.B.2. Learners use valid information and reasoned conclusions to make ethical decisions in the creation of knowledge by acknowledging authorship and demonstrating respect for the intellectual property of others.

MA English Language Arts and Literacy

W.7.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

W.7.8 When conducting research, gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Form - Makerspace

Please complete this survey regarding the library makerspace.