Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle

Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
Ancient Greece: THE MINOAN AND MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATIONS Bundle
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  1. Give your students the opportunity to be archaeologists as they explore the ancient Minoan ruins on the island of Crete.The first civilization of Ancient Greece were the Minoans on the island of Crete. This civilization reached its height of glory during the Bronze Age by carefully exploiting their
  2. Minoan Economy during Bronze Age Greece Economics is the life blood of a civilization. Money is what makes the world go around is as true today as it was 4,000 years ago during the Bronze Age. In many ways our modern economics is similar to that of the Minoans 4,000 years ago. They developed and
  3. Minoan Frescoes is an excerpt from my presentation of Ancient Greece: The Minoan and Mycenae CivilizationsThe Minoan language has yet to be deciphered and the main source of information on them is from their frescoes and artifacts. These frescoes give students an unparalleled opportunity to experie
  4. Introduce your students to the parent civilization of the mighty Spartans.Who were the Mycenaean? People of legend? A myth? The Iliad and the Odyssey, are they two stories based on fact or just the product of an over active imagination? Truth is often stranger than fiction and unearthing the clues
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Quick Write: Minoan Fresco
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Hook your students on history with this engaging and colorful presentation on Ancient Greece. This slide show is designed to make students active and enthusiastic learners. It is a great presentation to use when introducing your students to the parent civilizations of the Ancient Greeks. This presentation covers: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structure in the Minoan and Mycenae civilizations of Ancient Greece.

Let your students be archaeologists exploring the Ancient Greek ruins on the island of Crete. This colorful slide show enables students to critically think about and analyze the 1900 excavation by Arthur Evans. Throughout the presentation your students will:

-Use observation skills to make predictions

-Verify conclusions

-Analyze data

-Critically think about information

-Discuss and debate opinions

Closely aligned with ELA Common Core Standards for Literacy in History and Social Studies this presentation features:

-academic vocabulary

-reflection

-pair share and class discussions

-graphic writing organizers

-academic writing activities

-standards' based review questions with answers

The Minoans and the Mycenaean have long since faded into myth; but their legacy lives on in Greece. Much of the Minoan History is read as a picture book. We have their frescoes, artifacts, and ruins but little of their writing. So this is fantastic opportunity to expose students to a new way of learning—observation, guided questions, reflection, followed with immediate confirmation.

This presentation is geared towards letting the students be archaeologists as the ruins on Crete are excavated. For the 1st quarter of the presentation the students are led slide by slide through excavation. Using observation, guided questions, and reflection the students will learn analytical skills. They will compare their observations of the Minoan ruins, artifacts, and frescoes with that of the archaeologists, historians and scholars. As an added bonus is a separate writing prompt using the Spice Gathering fresco found in the ruins of Thera when the island was destroyed by a volcano wiping out the Minoan civilization.

The next half of the presentation covers Minoan dare devil sports, religion, myths, international economic trade products and the cataclysm that knocked their civilization out. The Mycenaean Civilization concludes the presentation. They replaced the Minoans as the regional economic powerhouse. They are the ones who fought a ten year war over a women. Their exploits and architecture are nothing short of amazing.

This presentation lays a solid foundation for your unit on Ancient Greece. It hooks the students and keeps them engaged from beginning to end. There are ample opportunities for dialog, academic reflection, writing, and combining interdisciplinary content from language arts, history, economics, and fine arts. It is highly engaging for students from middle school to high school.

This presentation on Ancient Greece includes the following presentations on the Minoan and Mycenae civilizations:

ANCIENT GREECE: The Minoan Civilization

ANCIENT GREECE: Minoan Economics during the Bronze Age

ANCIENT GREECE: the Mycenaean Civilization

(I have made available a free excerpt of these discussion questions for you to examine— Minoan Frescos on this site) Minoan Frescoes

Product format:

PowerPoint Show made with Microsoft 10

Features include: slide sorter, laser pointer, digital pen, high lighter, and presenter’s notes. This makes it possible to add or highlight notes directly onto the slides. It is possible to check out these features on the preview, by right clicking on the screen. A tool box will appear so that you can experiment with the various tools. As an added bonus, a Table of Contents with hyperlinks will aid with navigating the power point show over a multi-day presentation. *Your version of Microsoft will determine which of these features are available with the power point.

Topics:

The Minoan Civilization

-Geography

-Bronze Age

-Architecture at Knossos

-Religion

-Frescoes

-Minoan Recreational Activities

-Minoan Economics during the Bronze Age

-Akrotiri, site of a Volcanic Cataclysm

-Mycenaean Civilization

-Geography

-Architecture

-Trojan War

-Discoveries by Heinrich Schliemann

Contents:

PowerPoint Shows

-1 with the history and common core standards

-1 without the standards

-PDF version of the PowerPoint Presentations

2 graphic organizers to use during the presentation

-6 page handout of Minoan Myths

1 Writing Prompt using a Minoan fresco

-- Queen Pasiphaë and the White Bull

-- Daedalus & Icarus

--Theseus and the Minotaur

-2 handouts that correspond with group reflection questions from the presentation

-2 pages of kid friendly internet sites

-1 page of movie recommendations for the class

203 slides

156 Presenter’s notes

+100 different pictures

-75 for Minoan Civilization

-27 for Mycenaean Civilization

10 maps

10 academic vocabulary slides

4 standards based questions w/ answers

7 graphic organizers

-time line, Venn diagram, Plot Diagram, T chart, 3 columns, brain storm map, cluster map

+20 pair and class discussion opportunities

8 Writing Activities

-4 predictions

-5 informal paragraphs

-2 Formal writing activities

-1 summary of a myth

-1 reflection concerning governments and international trade

It would be easy to parlay the writing activities into a report or essay on the Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean Sea.

*2 pages of interactive web sites, You Tube videos, related academic DVD’s, and DVD’s on Minoan & Mycenaean myths.

Duration:

It depends on how much time is allocated to discussions and writing activities.

Teaching time: about 4-6 days

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