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Accent your next ancient pottery art project with easy-to-follow background information. An article describes the background, significance, and history of Minoan Pottery. It includes links to images, sites and ideas. Tip: This is a great way to build a cultural understanding of the art we make.
You can use this PowerPoint to aid your lesson on the Minoans and Mycenaeans. The developments of these ancient cultures are outlined with corresponding facts and images. Tip: After your lesson, have students create a timeline of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations.
Students explore the excavations of the Palace of Knossos on the Island of Crete. They create a simulated news broadcasting on the work of Sir Arthur Evans and his colleges. In their "news investigation" students cover such topics as an introduction into archeology, the culture of Minoan Crete and the Myth of Knossos. They film and present their news broadcasts to others. Students may also create a PowerPoint presentation.
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on information learned as to why the Minoans could or could not be the same people group of the Shang Dynasty.
For this geography worksheet, students read an excerpt about a ship from the Bronze Age. They identify and name countries that the ancient Minoan sea travelers traded with and what they exchanged. Then students examine the drawing and identify which building tasks would be the most difficult and why.
So exciting, art from the ancient mediterranean! Get ready to divulge interesting facts about the art and culture of the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Aegeans, and Cycladians. Each slide provides a map, images of art, and the cultural significance found in the style and craftsmanship of each piece shown. Learners will discover how and why these ancient artists made what they did.
Sometimes the most fascinating stories are true. Uncover the basic origins, contributions, and interactions that lead to Greek culture. Concepts covered are environmental effects on culture, Greek life,  Mycenaean, Minoan, and Dorian cultures. This is a great overview intended to enhance a full lesson.
Take a quick look into the world of ancient Crete and uncover various facts about the Minoan Civilization. Religion, natural resources, and economics are all covered in this easy to follow presentation. Several good review questions are included.
In this history worksheet, students identify and name various aspects of the Minoan culture. They complete ten different blank shapes that explain their religion, transportation, entertainment, education, government, money, and how they communicated.
What could be so interesting about archaic Greece? What isn't! Kids will get a chance to see some of the amazing artifacts unearthed by explorers of old. As the slides progress, so does the ancient timeline. From the Early Bronze Age and Minoans, to the Mycenaeans and the Trojan War. With kings, queens, astounding palaces, and fabulous art, this presentation has it all! Note: The slide show is light on text but has terrific images.
In this seafaring traders worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer to explain 8 statements regarding Minoan and Phoenician civilizations. Students also define 3 feudal terms.
Who are the Greeks and where did they come from? Answer this and many other interesting questions related to Greek origins. You'll expose your class to the Minoan, Mycenaeans, and Dorians. Then they'll uncover how those three cultures merged together to create the Greeks. Perfect for sixth grade social studies.
In this archaeology worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about Rome, the Harappan civilization, the Minoan civilization, and more. Students answer 6 questions total.
In this art activity, students look at some pictures given of Minoan paintings. They describe the type of clothing worn by the Minoans, how they wore their hair, what their skin color was, and what colors seemed to be favored in the paintings. Students also identify and explain how each of the paintings is similar and different as compared to the others.
In this ancient history worksheet, students compare and contrast the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures in the given chart. They identify their art, trade, building techniques, language, religion, and the area that they were each located.
What a powerful way to cover this topic! This presentation on Ancient Greece is not only comprehensive, but full of wonderful pictures that illustrate the information outlined. As part of a unit on this topic, it would provide a great overview or discussion tool.  
Upper graders become "shipwreck detectives" by studying the debris field from a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea which took place in the 700s.  A website is accessed that gives specific information about the debris field, and pairs of students fill out a worksheet embedded in the plan that categorizes the majority of debris found in quadrants that are delineated in the worksheet. Learners see how studying wrecks like this one can lead to the acquisition of quite a bit of knowledge about a culture.
Take your students on a free trip to Athens this year with this presentation, which tours the geography, history, and modern changes in the country of Greece. Clear, easy-to-understand maps and pictures help students to appreciate this remarkable country and its effect on their culture today.
A ton of interesting information awaits you. Dive into this presentation and pull out major points that show the history, politics, and culture of the Mediterranean and Middle East from 2000-500 BCE. There are 78 information-packed slides ready to complement to your next ancient history lesson.
In this Seafaring Traders worksheet, students write notes drawing conclusions in response to seven statements, then write expository paragraphs about three terms and names.

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