Between approximately 600 and 400 B.C., the world saw the rise, golden age, and fall of one of the greatest societies in history: ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks made tremendous lasting contributions in the fields of politics, philosophy, art, architecture, sport, theater, science, and math. Their way of life served as an important foundation for all of Western civilization.

In this course, you will examine the culture of ancient Greece so that you can make historical information meaningful and relevant to students. You’ll cultivate concrete strategies for demonstrating the lasting impact of ancient Greece on the modern world through engaging classroom activities that bring the past to life. In addition, you’ll explore resources you can use to teach the best of ancient Greek culture, including its mythology, innovations, architecture, and philosophy.

Using the knowledge and techniques from this course, you’ll be able to help students see the amazing contributions and advancements of ancient Greece in the context of their own time and how they still impact our culture today.