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Medusa-Don't Look Into Her Eyes!!

Assignment 5

Sources:

Directions: Follow the directions given to you in class.

Assignment 4

Answer the following questions in your notebook. Make sure your answers are clear and detailed.
  1. What type of government did you work under as you built your acropolis?
  2. How did you feel working under this type of government? Be honest :), specific, and detailed in your answer.
  3. Explain clearly at least two advantages to working under this type of government?
  4. Explain clearly at least two disadvantages to working under this type of government?
  5. Which one of the types of governments we learned about would you like to be a citizen of? Why?

Assignment 3

Sources:
Copy the following venn diagram in your notebook. Then, using all of the sources above, compares these three poleis by filling in the proper area in the venn diagram.
PoleisVenn.jpg

Assignment 2

Directions: Read the following information about the Minoans and the Mycenaeans and then answer the questions that follow in your notebook.

The Origins of the Greeks
The Minoans:

Minoan culture developed on the island of Crete in approximately 3,000 B.C.E. Minoan palace murals (wall paintings) and painted pottery show us a great sea culture, fueled by fishing, farming, and local arts. The Minoans were master sailors and set up long-distance trade routes with Spain, Egypt, Canaan, and Asia Minor. Socially, the Minoans were an egalitarian (equal) culture, with both men and women holding respected positions in the fields of religion, agriculture, and craftwork. Recreation enjoyed by the Minoans included dancing to music and song, "bull-leaping" - and boxing, complete with boxing gloves and mouth guards. The remarkable peace-loving character of the Minoan civilization is obvious because they didn't have fortresses, war equipment, and painted battle scenes among the remains of their settlements. The Minoan civilization is historically important to Greece because it was the model for the Mycenaean (pronounced my-sih-NEE-in) civilization which is considered the earliest developed culture on mainland Greece.

The Mycenaeans:
Mycenae was settled in 2,700 B.C.E. Most of the myths about ancient Greek heroes and their famous battles come to us from the Mycenaeans. Later Greek poets such as Homer used these tales in their writings. The Mycenaeans spoke an early form of the Greek language, and developed an agricultural economy based on grains, grapes, and olives. Like the Minoans, they traded by sea with Egypt and Asia Minor. Unlike the Minoans, the Mycenaeans devoted most of their energies to developing a strong military. The circular royal tombs of Mycenae reveal collections of decorated uniforms, elaborate helmets, chariots, daggers, and axes. Horses were also extremely important to the Mycenaeans, as they were the vehicles of war. Mycenaean documents suggest that their society was hierarchical, with kings and soldiers in positions of power at the top of society, and prisoners of war who became slaves at the bottom of society who served the kings and soldiers. Other than artwork showing religious festivals and musical performances, very few artifacts of entertainment were left by the Mycenaeans.

1. What did the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilizations have in common?
2. In what ways were the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilizations different?
3. Why do you think so many aspects of Minoan civilization are found at Mycenae?
4. What other geographical areas, besides Mycenae, might Minoan civilization have influenced?
5. What aspects of Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations would you expect to have survived in later periods of Greek history?
6. Using your textbook pages 256-257, explain how the decline of the Minoans and the Mycenaeans was similar.


Assignment 1

Source 1: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/medseamaplarge.jpg

Source 2: http://www.wordtravels.com/images/map/Greece_map.jpg

Directions: Using both sources above, neatly and clearly label the following on your scribble map.
  • Greece (text label)
  • Athens (marker)
  • Corinth (marker)
  • Sparta (marker)
  • Mount Olympus (text label)
  • Crete (text label)
  • Knossos (its' a city on Crete) (marker)
  • the Aegean Sea (text label)
  • the Black Sea (text label)
  • the Ionian Sea (text label)































Greek Festival Project

Read the directions and project choices here.
The rubric is here:

Due Dates:
B Block- Tuesday, June 9
C Block- Monday, June 8
F Block- Friday, June 5



Assignment 4

Source: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/sports.html

Using the source above, answer this question.
1. Explain three ways how the ancient Olympics are different than the modern Olympics.

2. Click the links below to read about the different ancient Olympic sports. Which ones do you think were the most exciting to watch and why?
3. Summarize the information about one of the ancient Olympic sports you chose for number 2.


Assignment 3

Answer the following questions on your wiki page. Make sure your answers are clear and detailed.
  1. What type of government did you work under as you built your acropolis?
  2. How did you feel working under this type of government? Be honest :), specific, and detailed in your answer.
  3. Explain clearly at least two advantages to working under this type of government?
  4. Explain clearly at least two disadvantages to working under this type of government?
  5. Which one of the types of governments we learned about would you like to be a citizen of? Why?


Assignment 2
This assignment has two parts.
Part 1
1. During our Assembly (Ekklesia) Phase, how did you feel as the debate and voting was happening?
2. How do you think other people felt during our discussion in the Ekklesia?
3. Why do you think so many people were excluded from the Ekklesia in Ancient Greece?

Part 2
Use your Ancient Greece: A History packet to help you answer these questions.
1. Why should we study and remember the Ancient Greeks? Explain clearly.
2. What kind of life did the Minoans have?
3. After the Minoan civilization ended, the Mycenaeans began their civilization and existed for about 700 years. How did they last so long?
4. What did Cleisthenes do? Be clear and specific.
5. How were Sparta and Athens different?


Assignment
Source 1: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/medseamaplarge.jpg

Source 2: http://www.wordtravels.com/images/map/Greece_map.jpg

1. Using your own knowledge (or a world map), on your world map, neatly and clearly label the following:
  • Egypt
  • China
  • India
  • Mesopotamia
  • Greece
  • the Mediterranean Sea
2. Using both sources above, on your ancient Greece map, neatly and clearly label the following:
  • Athens
  • Corinth
  • Sparta
  • Mount Olympus
  • Crete
  • Knossos (city on Crete)
  • the Mediterranean Sea
  • the Aegean Sea
3. Neatly color/shade the seas and all water areas on your ancient Greece map blue.
4. Neatly color/shade the land areas on your ancient Greece map brown.