San Diego Jewish Academy
9th and 10th Grade Humanities
World History chapter 5, "Ancient Greece" Essay Pre-Writing

"How are we to live?" was a question asked and explored thoroughly in Ancient Greece. The culture of Greece greatly impacted the development of Western Civilization. As you read chapter 5, examine the culture and values of Greece. What are direct links to our culture today? What answers did individuals find that we relate to and accept in our daily lives?

Create the following chart using the "table" application in Microsoft Word. Fill in details and quotes as you read. We will write an in-class essay Friday using this chart.

Cultural Aspect

Ancient Greece


Role of the individual

Thinking, philosophy


  • Solon's Reforms

  • Pericles' Goals

  • Contrast Sparta/Athens

Debate, freedom of speech


Civic duty

Daily Life




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