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Topic: Greek cultural achievements 

World History

 Standard 8.  Understands how Aegean civilization emerged and how interrelations developed among peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia from 600 to 200 BCE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the major cultural elements of Greek society (e.g., the major characteristics of Hellenic sculpture, architecture, and pottery and how they reflected or influenced social values and culture; characteristics of Classical Greek art and architecture and how they are reflected in modern art and architecture; Socrates' values and ideas as reflected in his trial; how Greek gods and goddesses represent non-human entities, and how gods, goddesses, and humans interact in Greek myths)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the major characteristics of Hellenic sculpture, architecture, and pottery
     2.Understands how Hellenic sculpture, architecture, and pottery reflected or influenced social values and culture
     3.Knows characteristics of Classical Greek art and architecture
     4.Knows how characteristics of Classical Greek art and architecture are reflected in modern art and architecture
     5.Understands Socrates’ values and ideas as reflected in his trial and as an element of Greek culture
     6.Understands how Greek gods and goddesses represent non human entities
     7.Understands how gods, goddesses, and humans interact in Greek myths
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the role of art, literature, and mythology in Greek society (e.g., major works of Greek drama and mythology and how they reveal ancient moral values and civic culture; how the arts and literature reflected cultural traditions in ancient Greece)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows major works of Greek drama and mythology
     2.Understands how Greek drama and mythology reveal ancient moral values and civic culture
     3.Understands how the arts and literature reflected cultural traditions in ancient Greece
   Benchmark 5.Understands the impact and achievements of the Hellenistic period (e.g., major lasting achievements of Hellenistic art, mathematics, science, philosophy, and political thought; the impact of Hellenism on Indian art; how architecture in West Asia after the conquests of Alexander reflected Greek and Macedonian influence)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of the Hellenistic period
     2.Understands the achievements of the Hellenistic period
     3.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic art
     4.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic mathematics
     5.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic science
     6.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic philosophy
     7.Knows major lasting achievements of Hellenistic political thought
     8.Understands the impact of Hellenism on Indian art
     9.Understands how architecture in West Asia after the conquests of Alexander reflected Greek and Macedonian influence
   Benchmark 7.Understands comparisons of the creation myths of Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and nationalized China and the similarities and differences in world view they suggest
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows creation myths of Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and nationalized China
     2.Understands comparisons of the creation myths of Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and nationalized China
     3.Understands similarities and differences in world view suggested by the creation myths of Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and nationalized China
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows significant Greek writings, literature, and mythology (e.g., the prominent ideas of Greek philosophers; the significance and major works of Greek historians; significant Greek tragedies and comedies, and the values and lessons they transmitted; aspects of daily life in Greece between 600 and 200 BCE as they are represented by playwrights of the time)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows significant Greek writings
     2.Knows significant Greek literature
     3.Knows significant Greek mythology
     4.Knows the prominent ideas of Greek philosophers
     5.Understands the significance and major works of Greek historians
     6.Knows significant Greek tragedies and comedies
     7.Understands the values and lessons that Greek comedies and tragedies transmitted
     8.Understands aspects of daily life in Greece between 600 and 200 BCE as they are represented by playwrights of the time
   Benchmark 6.Understands the characteristics of religion, gender, and philosophy in the Hellenistic era (e.g., the significance of the interaction of Greek and Jewish traditions for the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity; the changes in the status of women during the Hellenistic era, their new opportunities, and greater restrictions; what different Greek philosophers considered to be a "good life")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the characteristics of religion in the Hellenistic era
     2.Understands the characteristics of gender in the Hellenistic era
     3.Understands the characteristics of philosophy in the Hellenistic era
     4.Understands the significance of the interaction of Greek and Jewish traditions for the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity
     5.Understands the changes in the status of women during the Hellenistic era, their new opportunities, and greater restrictions
     6.Knows what different Greek philosophers considered to be a "good life"
   Benchmark 7.Understands how Sumerian, Egyptian, and Greek societies saw themselves in relation to their gods and how attitudes towards women are indicated in representations of their goddesses
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how Sumerian societies saw themselves in relation to their gods
     2.Understands how Egyptian societies saw themselves in relation to their gods
     3.Understands how Greek societies saw themselves in relation to their gods
     4.Understands how attitudes towards women are indicated in Sumerian representations of their goddesses
     5.Understands how Egyptian attitudes towards women are indicated in representations of their goddesses
     6.Understands how attitudes towards women are indicated in Greek representations of their goddesses