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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5
From YouTube, produced by Crash Course
This is a video "in which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John ex... [more]
January 10, 2013 at 07:07 AM
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The Story of Medusa
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Once a beautiful priestess to Athena, the Greek Goddess of war, Medusa is transformed into a hideous monster after she falls victim to a crime. (5:02)
February 23, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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The Peloponnesian War
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This video clip contains musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis singing about the Athens' military campaign against the Peloponnesian League that eventually ended the Greek Golden Age. (02:22)
February 23, 2012 at 05:13 PM
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Hercules and the 12 Labors (3:55)
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The tale of the mighty Hercules, son of Zeus, atoning for the murder of his family by undertaking 12 impossible tasks. These labors of Hercules should hold the attention of students. However, there is a great deal of death involved in the challenges.... [more]
May 21, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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Zeus and the Great Flood
From history.com, produced by History Channel
When natural disasters struck, the ancient Greeks believed that Zeus, their god of all gods, showing anger and displeasure. This video may be to strong for some students. The video tells why Zeus flooded the Earth. Explains what may have been a great... [more]
November 27, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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Greek City States
From bit.ly, produced by dbesozzi at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School
This 13 minute video uses a lecture format with graphics. A lot of material is presented and is well organized. Well worth showing, but the video may have to be stopped at times to enable the teacher to enhance the lesson.
February 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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The Origins of the Mediterranean
From YouTube, produced by IntSchoolHistory
This nine-minute video is a BBC clip from a larger segment that focuses on the Mediterranean area.
August 11, 2011 at 02:11 PM
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Athens and Sparta
From teachertube.com
This 1:44 video does not have narration, but uses a series of facts about these two city-states to help students understand the differences between them  as well as the similarities. A good introduction.
May 29, 2012 at 02:23 PM
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The Asclepius Sanctuary
From howstuffworks.com, produced by Discovery Channel
Asclepius, the ancient god of healing, was the focal point of a cult that swept of Greecce. The Asclepius sanctuary was the pre-cursor to the modern day health spa. Learn more about ancient Greece in this clip from the Science Channel's "What the Anc... [more]
March 12, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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Odysseus' Ship
From history.com, produced by History Channel
In 1988, scientists discovered an ancient ship deep in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientists believe that this ship, which dates back to 500 B.C., may have been sailed by Odysseus, Homer's legendary Greek King. (2:34)
February 23, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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LarrySanger on 11/02/2009 12:22 AM wrote:

I added a bunch of subcategories here.  Longer programs can be found under "Multipart Programs about Ancient Greece in General."  Longer programs about more specific topics, like Ancient Athens, can be found in more specialized categories.

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