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Geographical Features of Ancient Greece

We will use the six essential elements of geography to explain Greece.This presentation was created by Shelby Daidone and Giselle Fiestan.

Giselle Fiesta

on 26 April 2012

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The Six Essential Elements of Geography We will understand how Geography influenced the lives of Ancient Greeks. Location of Ancient Greece Question Identify Geographical features of
Ancient Greece. Greece is a peninsula made up of
smaller peninsulas and islands.
A major landform of Greece would
be mountains. Mountains seperate
islands, which make up communities
in Anicent Greece. Answer Places and Regions Determine special characteristics of Greece.
Greece is famous for their historical buildings,knowledge
of astronomy, and mythology. Distingush Greece from other places. It is different than other places because each city-state had it's own language which isn't what you would see in most civilizations. Compare Greece to places near them. It is like other places around it because in Europe, others places are located on peninsulas. Physical Systems What is the weather/climate like?
Describe the ecosystem.
The climate in Greece is usually known as a Mediterranean climate because of their mild and wet winters along with their warm and dry summers.

The Greek nation is made up many mountainous areas and other smaller peninsulas and islands. This causes their ecosystem to have very little farmland, since 75% of Greek is made up of mountains but they are surrounded by water, causing their ecosystem to include sea animals.

Human Systems How might people,ideas, and goods travel into and out of this place? Goods traveled through Greece by barter systems. They also traveled out of Greece through trade between Greece and other places. Then they began coinage, where they trade goods for coins. As for ideas, ideas spread in and out of Ancient Greece orally. The Greeks would share their ideas by speaking to others. Ships were used to travel people in and out of Greece. Environment and Society How have people affected this environment? People affected this environment by building new structures on the land and creating crops on fertile land. They also depended on the sea for resources, so all in all they took resources but also created new crops. How might this environment affect people? The environment has affected these people by causing seperation betweeen city-states using mountains. These caused people to create many diverse beliefs and languages because the lack of communication between city-states. Uses Of Geography How do physical and human features influence historical and current events? Physical geographical features influence historical events by causing separation between city-states creating events such as arguments(battles) between city-states. This still would affect current events.
Human features influence historical events by showing their beliefs. In current events, human features influence events by helping us to understand Greek's beliefs. E.X: The Parthenon How can geography help you to interpret the past,understand the present and plan for the future? Geography can help you to interpret the past by helping you to understand why the people of past lived the way they did. For example, if you wondered why the Greeks didn't farm so much, then you found out that they only had 25% of farmland you'd be able to understand why they didn't farm as much as other civilizations. Geography can also help you to understand the present by explaining why the Greeks live the way they do. Geography "explains" by saying that since Greek is surrounded by water, they would eat fish since that is what is available to them. In addition, geography can help you to plan for the future by letting you know if a certain place has a disadvantge that you can plan to improve for the future. For example, since Greece doesn't have a lot of farmland they could plan to make more green houses for the future. Resources Used 1)"Ancient Greece Geography." Docs. Google. Web. 22 Apr. 2012. (this is a powerpoint found online)

2) "Geography - Ancient Greece for Kids." Ancient Greece for Kids. Web. 22 Apr. 2012.

3)World Studies The Ancient World. Prentice Hall. Print.

4)"HowStuffWorks "Geography of Southern Europe"" HowStuffWorks. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.
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