Which civilization gave us the Olympic Games? Its ancient Greece, and readers discover this and other fun facts as they explore one of the most influential ancient civilizations. As readers investigate the engaging main text, fact boxes, and sidebars, they uncover the Greek roots of theater, democracy, and philosophy, as well as many other contributions to the modern world made by the ancient Greeks. Detailed maps help readers develop their geography skills, and vivid photographs take readers into the heart of the ancient Greek world. This exciting look at a common social studies curriculum topic is sure to captivate readers.