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Greece in the Age of Revolution: To Liberty and Beyond – Guided Tour

Revolutions are designed to change the political status quo, birth new identities for ‘the people’, and even change the outlines of nations on maps. If each revolution is a unique mix of social, political and geographical forces, then what makes the Greek Revolution (also known as the Greek War of Independence) unique, while simultaneously  part of the longstanding human struggle for freedom?

Join us on this tour of The Spirit of Byron exhibition to explore the course of the Greek revolution - from the first stirrings of revolt in 1821, to the signing of the Treaty of Adrianople in 1829, acknowledging Greece’s independence. Explore the motivations that drove the Greek revolution (in comparison to other revolutions like the French, Russian and American revolutions), and what happened once the revolution was achieved. How did the Greeks and their allies build the modern Greek nation, and what did it cost them?

Duration

Capacity

Cost

50 minutes

25 people

$17pp general
$15pp concession/students
Teachers accompany free

Suitable for

This tour is suitable for adults who are studying or interested in Greek and/or Modern History. It is also suitable for secondary students studying Greek, Modern History (Years 9–VCE) and/or History of Revolutions (VCE), with the following curriculum/study design links:


  • Greek Schools
    This is an excellent workshop to engage Secondary school level students who are learning Greek with the history and significance of the Greek War of Independence.


  • Victorian Curriculum F–10
    Learning Area: History
    This tour is suitable for year 9 and 10 History students studying the making of the modern world from 1750–1918 and looking at the dynamics of nationalism and imperialism at this time.


  • VCE History Study Design Links
    Modern History Unit 1 Change and Conflict:
    Area of Study 1: Ideology and Conflict
    This tour is an excellent introduction to the nature of social, political, economic and cultural change in the later part of the 19th century, including the challenge to empires in the context of the Greek War of Independence.

    Revolutions Units 3 and 4:
    Area of Study 1: Causes of Revolutions
    Area of Study 2: Consequences of Revolution
    This tour is an excellent introduction to the nature of revolutions, and  their causes and consequences for students studying the Russian, French and American revolutions. The tour will allow students to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between these revolutions and the Greek revolution, while engaging in broader discussion surrounding the nature of revolution.

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