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How has the geography of New Jersey impacted your lives? Driving Vacation School Clothing Recreation Geography had the same impacts on Ancient Greeks
Geography of Greece located in southern eastern Europe on more than 400 neighboring islands
Geography of Greece Crete-The largest of the islands that make up of Greece Rhodes- An island near what is today Turkey Attica- a peninsula that sticks out into the Aegean Sea. Crete-The largest of the islands that make up of Greece Rhodes- An island near what is today Turkey Attica- a peninsula that sticks out into the Aegean Sea.
Peninsula An area of land almost entirely surrounded by water
Attica A peninsula in east-central Greece on the Aegean Sea on which Athens was built. Contained excellent harbors for ships and fishing boats
A harbor is a sheltered place along a coast used to protect boats and ships
Peloponnesus The southern tip of the Greek mainland A large peninsula Mountainous region ringed by a thin band of fertile land
Economy of Ancient Greece Barley & Wheat were grown to make bread Grapes and olives were easy to grow in rocky and hilly areas Sailing was popular way to trade
Olive Oil Most valuable Greek product was olive oil Good for cooking Good for flavoring food Used for lamp fuel Used for body lotion Greeks sold the Olive Oil to get other goods that they could not produce
Impact of Geography Protection Easy to trade Solid fishing industry Specialized crops- grapes, olives, etc. Excellent for sailing Difficult for agriculture Tough to travel across land Inconsistent climate Very spread out Few rivers
Role of bodies of water Main source of food through fishing industry Most important routes for trade and travel will be the seas Military will depend on sailing the seas to expand the Greek empire Communication
Your task You are a farmer in ancient Greece. Write a letter to your brother or sister who has moved to a Greek city. Explain the problems you have faced in raising this year’s crop. ***Use your social studies text book & your notes as a reference source for information
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