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Years 8 Ancient Greece

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Year 8 Ancient Greece - Major Task 2

Essay Topic: Despite being a part of the same country, life in the city states of Sparta and Athens was very different. Discuss with reference to two aspects of everyday life.

Assignment summary:

Athens and Sparta were both incredibly successful city-states in Greece. They spent time fighting each other and fighting off other countries that wanted their land. They both had strong armies and navy’s, a well educated community and great trade networks, which ensured their survival for thousands of years. Both cities, however, were incredibly different in the way that the people were treated, the way the community got a say and their general day to day lifestyle. Your task is to work out which similarities and differences are the most important and then clearly explain them to your audience.

Because this is one of your first essays, it will take time to write it. You will not be able to complete a quality piece of work in one night! To finish the essay you will have to evaluate and piece together all your information, plan you essay structure, plan and write your paragraphs, and the edit you work. In class we will go through all the steps to writing a good essay. You will learn how to read a variety of sources and put it together into one set of notes that you can use to write you essay. You will be taught how to structure an essay and lastly how to write it and then edit it so that you have a polished piece of work. To write this essay we will go through each of these steps. If you are having trouble with the work please ask your teacher as soon as possible.

Athens v Sparta: Criteria Sheet

Criteria 4 3 2 1 0 Comments
 Understanding of sources and how each represents the differences between Athens and Sparta

Use of Evidence
 Evidence fits with contention and topic sentences
 Effective referencing

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Structure of essay
 Introduction
 Conclusion
 Paragraphing


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