Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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.

1. We continued with our discussion of the important Greek civilization. We reviewed the Minoans by completing the above entry, and then we moved on to Mycenae, Olympia and Athens. If you missed class, PLEASE obtain this information from someone else in class.

1. Please read pages 3-14 in your book.
2. Notate, using all your colors, 5-7 points for each page concerning the introductory information about Greece. Due on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd.