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Honors History 9

Ancient Greek History

This course examines the great civilization of ancient Greece, beginning around 600 B.C. with the rise of the Lydian state, and concentrating on the rise and fall of Athens. The course reads the great ancient histories of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. It then examines Plato's view of the ideal state. Plato's state can be compared to the actual Greek states and to modern day Republics.

Course Description

The study of ancient Greece is vital to any genuine understanding of the movement and progress of History in the West. The personalities and events from this prominent era in history have largely influenced those of later times.This course will enable the student to observe the timelessness of human relations and the similarities of man's responses to the conditions in which he finds himself, across time periods; discover the similarities of and difference between ancient Greek and Christian ideas of virtue; trace the cause and effect of political developments in the ancient world and, by extension, in the modern; identify the periods of ancient history and major characters of the period; become familiar with the map of the ancient world and the seeds of modern conflicts; and relate modern historical situations and documents to their ancient antecedents.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (H) credit will have eight papers, a mid-term, and final exam each semester.  Additionally, core students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and some grades are established by the parent.  To receive honors credit with Kolbe Academy, students must submit a number of designated assignments to Kolbe Academy for grading, usually exams and select papers.  The parent- and Kolbe-established grades are averaged to produce the final grade for the honors course. Alternatively, a student may enroll in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive additional grading assistance by a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents may still submit grades for the student to be averaged in with the required Kolbe-graded honors assignments, or they may use the teacher-graded materials only to receive credit.

Course Texts
  • The Histories, Herodotus, translated by Aubrey De Sélincourt
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner
  • The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives, Plutarch, translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert
  • The Persian Expedition (Anabasis), Xenophon, translated byRex Warner
  • Great Dialogues of Plato, Plato, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

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Optional physical copies available for purchase for the following under the History 9 "Optional Material" section in the Kolbe Bookstore (digital copies are provided with the self-paced course):

  • The Histories Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • The History of the Peloponnesian WarStudy Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • The Persian Expedition & Rise and Fall of Athens Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • Great Dialogues of Plato Study Guide Student Book, Kolbe Academy Publishing
Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 

History9Sample.pdf

Course Details:

Section Number

SCH-09H

 Video Presenter

Mrs. Angstenberger

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (9th)

Tuition

$499

Honors Fee

$69

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optiona)

$200

Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation

H

Self-Paced Companion Courses

Ancient Greek Literature
Introduction to Sacred Scripture

Online Companion Courses

Ancient Greek Literature
Introduction to Sacred Scripture
Intensive Composition with Vocabulary

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Core (K) level.