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Pericles was an aristocrat who spoke for the people. He believed in democracy. Using that as your backdrop you can compare and contrast him with one of our founding fathers, for example Thomas Jefferson. Research their political philosophies. What do they believe?, how did they influence others around them?, how successful were they in applying their philosophy to their society?
Create a history detective story. You find an artifact that belonged to Pericles and your task is to investigate its significance. Some possible questions could include whether or not the artifact is relevant today, and how the artifact has impacted human history?
Think about you project, develop a plan to execute your research, dig deep, and most of all gain insight on the subject matter. Do your best!!!!!
Pericles would be a fascinating person to meet. He was responsible for the Athens that we know today. He set out to rebuild and restore the glory of Athens after the wars with the Persians. His legacy remains today: the Acropolis, or "high place," on which stood temples dedicated to the Greek gods. The most famous of those temples is the one we know today as the Parthenon.
In the sources section, I've pasted links to some sites where you can read his biography. As for a project, it would be helpful to know what kind of project you've been assigned to do. I don't know the specific requirements, but here are a few suggestions:
- do a Power Point presentation on the life of Pericles
- memorize and perform the famous funeral oration of Pericles
- make a diorama of the Acropolis
- make a model of the Parthenon
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you!!
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