Pericles’ Funeral Oration

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Pericles’ Funeral Oration

Triremes Inquiry Unit

“Pericles' Funeral Oration,” in Thucydides (c.460/455-c.399 BCE), Peloponnesian War (Book 2.34-46) Triremes Inquiry Unit “This famous speech was given by the Athenian leader Pericles after…

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Triremes (Part Two)

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Triremes (Part Two)

Triremes Inquiry Unit

Historic narrative about the Greek Trireme reveals how this warship, a technological achievement of its time, played an important role in democracy and empire. Click here to download this video fro…

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Triremes (Part One)

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Triremes (Part One)

Triremes Inquiry Unit

Story of the Greek Triremes and the engineering applications that made it the greatest warship of its time. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.…

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Triremes

Inquiry Unit

Triremes

In the fall of 480 BCE, Xerxes, the King of Persia, attacked Greece on land and at sea. While the land battle that ended with a Spartan stand to the last man at Thermopylae, has been burned into the c…

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Triremes “How to Build Your Vessel”

Hands-on Activity

Triremes “How to Build Your Vessel”

Triremes Inquiry Unit

Please refer to the Triremes Hands-On-Activity Power Point found here Hands-on Activity PDF includes: Materials Directions Instructional PowerPoint Evaluation Worksheet Images C…

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Triremes Oar Simulation

Hands-on Activity

Triremes Oar Simulation

Triremes Inquiry Unit

Photo taken from Ms. Bisconti’s 8th grade class, on Triremes - Democracy and Empire, 2016. Ms. Bisconti is a Social Studies Teacher, at Heritage Middle School, Livingston NJ (Note: An option prior t…

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“Lost At Sea”

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“Lost At Sea”

Early Maritime Navigation Inquiry Unit

Teenagers venture out for a day of fishing and experience first hand the value of maritime navigational technology. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.  …

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Longitude

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Longitude

Early Maritime Navigation Inquiry Unit

Solving the Longitude problem was necessary to navigating the worlds oceans and opening the door to global trade. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.…

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