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L01 Class 8: Persia & The Hellenistic World

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Slides will be added before the start of class.

Q & A: Questions from last class? Add your comments below!

Discussion: On the Customs of the Persians


  1. Have each member of the group write a quote related to the group’s theme.
    • This should be done individually, without consultation with the group.
    • Each member should write their quote on a sheet of paper.
  2. When everyone is ready, ask each group member to share their quote and why they chose it.
    • You may want to ask someone to jot down notes for the group.
  3. Ask follow-up questions if you don’t understand something a peer said.
    • This is a good time to ask Prof. Heather clarifying questions too. :)
  4. Summarize why you think these posts are important. What do they reveal about the theme you’re focused on?
    • Write the group’s insights on Post-It Notes too (one idea per note)
    • Add the group’s notes to the section of the wall marked with your theme. 
    • Be sure to divide the quotes from the insights.
    • If someone has already added something similar to your note, place your note near theirs.
  5. Once you’ve added your notes, return to your seats for a sec...
  6. When every group has added their ideas, we’ll do a “gallery walk” so you have a chance to view everyone’s contributions. 
    • Please do take this bit seriously and do your best to focus on what other groups have written. 
  7. Jot down or remember questions that occur to you as you read the ideas.
    • We’ll do a final Q&A to debrief.

Content: Hellenistic World


Thumbnail Image: Terracotta statuette of a standing woman (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Earlier Event: September 19
L03 Class 7: Greece & Persia