Q Files Encyclopedia | The Phoenicians were Mediterranean traders active between 1,500 and 300 BCE. They founded the cities of Sidon and Tyre on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in modern day Lebanon. They were descended from the Canaanites and became known as Phoenicians - from the Greek word phoinos which means red, after the reddish purple dye they traded. The Phoenicians founded city-states, each of which was independent but might enter into alliances with others.
This product covers an introduction to the Phoenicians and their contributions to the world(Alphabet,color purple, first sea traders).Notes, extension activities and links and several comprehension questions, too. Depending on how many activities you'd like to do, the mini unit could take 2-3 days.Several Common Core Standards in social studies as well as Language Arts are addressed. Grades 4 and up. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lets-Learn-about-the-Phoenicians $3.00