Third-graders at Val Vista Lakes Elementary School in Gilbert recently completed a study of ancient Greece and Rome. Students learned about the many ways these civilizations influenced United States government and society, with contributions to democracy, art and architecture, as well as the Olympics and the Roman legacy of representative government, which influenced our country’s Founding Fathers.
Students studied Greek philosophers, including Socrates, and Roman political and military leaders, including Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. In celebration of these ancient cultures, the unit culminated with students wearing togas and eating traditional food. Val Vista Lakes is located at 1030 N. Blue Grotto Dr. in Gilbert and is part of the Gilbert Public Schools district.
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