The fourth grade curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation for the great achievements of the ancient Greek civilization. Students will receive an all-encompassing view of ancient Greece by exploring not only historical events, but also literature, culture, art, theatre, and philosophy. Children will leave the class with a deeper understanding of their own world, developed through an exploration of the common threads of human achievement that run from ancient Greece to modern times. Continued emphasis on note taking, reading comprehension, and writing will strengthen the student’s overall scholarship. My goal for the year is to develop the student’s understanding and appreciation of the history and cultural achievements of the Greeks, as well as to underscore the relationship between ancient Greek culture and that of modern America.