Geography Matters in Ancient Greece
How did a volcanic eruption put an end to Minoan civilization? What crops did the Ancient Greeks grow? How did city-states form around the Greek empire? Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.
All too often geography is overlooked, but the geography of a land greatly influences the lives of the people who live there. This little series does a wonderful job of showing the importance of the geography of four different ancient civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Incan Empire. Full of photos, illustrations, and maps, these books show how the geographical features of each area helped to shape the civilization. Discover how these civilizations came to be, some of the jobs they did, how research has helped us understand them, and much more.
Each book is 48 pages - about 40 pages of information and images, two pages of multiple-choice quiz questions, two pages of glossary, and two pages of additional resources for those who are really interested in the topic. These would be a nice introduction to ancient geography, or use them to enhance your curriculum. They are very well done and very interesting! ~ Donna