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 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?
The Greek War for Independence is celebrated March 25th and that is just around the corner. It got me thinking about the events that led up to the war, because we are about in that time period to think about it.
When I study this, what topics or events do you recommend I look up?
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