Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Dear Humanities Kids,

Let's review, shall we.....The Minoan and Mycenaean Cultures

#1. Journal #5 (PART 1): Minoan and Mycenaean Cultures
Let's review regarding the Minoan culture........

1. We know that the Minoans were highly advanced. Include three aspects regarding their society which indicate this.
2. How do we know so much about the Minoan culture, especially when we haven't been able to decipher their writing.
3. Explain the connection between the "bull jumping ceremony" and the myth regarding "Theseus and the Minotaur."
4. How did the Minoan culture feel about women. Justify your response.
5. Explain the connection to Plato's "Atlantis" and the Minoan culture.
6. What caused the decline of the Minoan culture.
7. Indicate similarities and differences between the Mycenaean and Minoan culture.
8. What animal did the Mycenaean Greeks value and what did it symbolize to them?

PART 2: "Points of Interests about Minoan Culture"

Please divide your entry in half vertically. On the left write "Movie" and on the right record "Reading." Please list the points of interest you found from the reading. Now a
s you view the video regarding Minoan culture, please list aspects that you found interesting as well.
I look forward to visiting with you.

1. Please wear "protective clothing" on Friday!
2. Please read pages 3-14 in your book.
3. Notate, using all your colors, 4-6 points for each page concerning the introductory information about Greece.