Report A:

City-states – Compare / Contrast Athens And Sparta

 

 


 

Mission:

Philip II needs you to collect information about Classical Greece's two most powerful city-states, Athens and Sparta. The information you collect will better help Philip II plan his attack.

 

Directions:

You will use the Internet to answer the questions below. You must first write down, in pencil or pen, your answer to each question pertaining to life in Athens and Sparta. After you have found and recorded your answers, you must use these answers to type a report, using Microsoft Word, that will be given to Philip II.

 


Athens

1. Where in Greece is Athens located (region)?

2. What type of government / society do they have in Athens?

3. Do they have slaves in Athens?

4. What type of activities do the people of Athens partake in to entertain themselves?

5. What is a person’s childhood like in Athens? (Boys and girls)

6. Do the people of Athens support or avoid foreign trade and interaction?

7. What is life like for the women of Athens?

8. Do the people of Athens appreciate art, architecture, literature, and the theater?

9. Does Athens have a strong army or a strong navy, explain why?

10. What do you like and what do you dislike about Athenian society?

 


Sparta

1. Where in Greece is Sparta located?

2. What type of government / society do they have in Sparta?

3. Do they have slaves in Sparta?

4. What type of activities do the people of Sparta partake in to entertain themselves?

5. What is a person’s childhood like in Sparta? (Boy’s and girls)

6. Do the people of Sparta support or avoid foreign trade and interaction?

7. What is life like for the women of Sparta?

8. Do the people of Sparta appreciate art, architecture, literature, and the theater?

9. Does Sparta have a strong army or a strong navy, explain why?

10. What do you like and what do you dislike about Spartan society?

 


Final Question

1. In which city-state would you like to live? Please explain your answer.

 

 


Links / Resources:

 

1. Athenian Government

2. Life In Athens & Sparta

3. Life In Sparta

4. Dr. Silvestri's Web Page

5. Encarta Online (Type in ancient Greece)

6. Mr. Dowling's Web Page