I am curious which topics of Greece are covered in history classes in Greece. I have a Greek-American friend who is homeschooling her kids, and she wants to cover Greek history in a way that is closer to the way it is covered in the country - or least partially that way (if this makes sense at all). She realizes that historical topics are often skewed to different perspectives.
The issue here is that she wants general topics on how they are covered, and maybe even advice as to a textbook to buy. She said her Greek isn't great, but she knows it well enough to get by - but one of her children is very proficient in the Greek language so can handle it... Any advice you have is welcomed!
I have been helping a family member in school learn about Greek history but I must admit, I don't know as much as I thought. So, I have been reading wikipedia entries about it.
I have no idea if the wikipedia entries are accurate. I mean, how am I really to know? I have been trying to bring the stories to life for this person (my nephew) but it occurred to me this morning as I was researching that I am not 100% sure if the entries are even accurate!
I love studying Greek history, and with such a long history, there is a lot to cover. I realized recently that I had been glossing over the Byzantine Empire, which was a big part of the Greece's history!
I had spent so much time studying about Ancient Greece, and then getting up to speed with modern Greek historical topics.
I want to start researching the Greek War for Independence - since Greek Independence Day is celebrated on March 25th of every year. I know that this is when we celebrate Greece's freedom from the Ottoman Empire. However, I recently learned that March 25th is actually when the war began for most of Greece, and in Mani I know it started maybe about a week earlier... This isn't what I originally thought, and it means that I don't really know much about it.
So, these are the topics I want to learn about - feel free to chime in with others I can research:
How did Greece come under Ottoman control in the first place?
How did the War for Independence really start?
Who are some of the main players for this war?
Are there some battles, etc that I should look up?