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Teaching DBQ: Spartans and Athenians

DBQ: Spartans and Athenians

As civilization developed along the rocky coastline of ancient Greece, many small states developed around 750 BCE. These were called polises, or city-states.\n\nTwo city-states that were very different from each other were Athens and Sparta. These city-states eventually went to war against each other in the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE).\n\nThe following two documents give insight into the relationship between Athens and Sparta as well as how the societies were remembered in Greek history.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How are Athens and Sparta remembered by Greek historians?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.6 - Author's Purpose, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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