Greece Stories

Teach Through Educational Travel: Santorini

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Hear the word Santorini, and what do you think? Blues, white buildings, great food – and a volcano? Indeed! Santorini is one of the most famous islands in Greece, and is the largest chunk of a former island that the volcano blew up into smaller…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Temple of Poseidon

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Percy Jackson, the Minotaur, The Odyssey, the naming of the Aegean sea, death, voyages, an English poet, and, of course, a Greek god – what do they all have in common? One of the most recognizable spots in Greece – the Temple of Poseidon at…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Temple of Apollo

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Imagine yourself in Ancient Greece (540 BC, to be exact), about halfway between Athens and Sparta. You’re in Corinth, site of the newly rebuilt Temple of Apollo, replacing one built in 625. The city of Corinth was occupied from around 6500 BC, and was founded…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Guards in Syntagma Square, Athens

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In the center of Athens is a very important public area, called Syntagma Square. It is also known as Constitution Square, since the Parliament Building is located there. There is also a beautiful garden, with a beautiful marble fountain in the center, and many benches…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Parthenon, Athens

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High atop a rocky hill in Athens is an ancient complex called the Acropolis. It has a long and storied history, but was officially built upon in the 5th century BCE, as coordinated by Perikles. He was one of the most influential statesmen in the…

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Teach Through Educational Travel: Greek Columns Part: 2

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Download a larger image and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities: There are three types of Greek columns: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Which type is this? How is it similar or different from the others? There are many…

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