Synopses & Reviews
Focuses on the ancient arts and modern treasures of Greece, introducing its mythology, crafts, foods, festivals, and Olympic games.
Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated to learn about:
-- the land... geography, agriculture, transportation, history, industry, and glorious wonders
-- the people... unique customs, customs we share, problems faced by minority groups and women
-- the culture... modern festivals, ancient processions, food, games, and more
The rich culture of Greece has influenced the world for thousands of years. Greece the culture focuses both on the country's ancient arts and its modern treasures.
-- ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology
-- the tragedies and comedies of Greek theater
-- shadow puppet theater, dance, crafts, foods, and national festivals
-- the origins and history of the Olympic games and their return to Athens in 2004
-- portraits of the great philosophers, mathematicians, and poets
-- pottery painting, wall frescoes, sculpture, and architecture