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Minoan Pottery - A History Lesson
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.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Aegean Art Cycladic Art 3200-1050 BC, Minoan Art 3000-1100 BC, and Mycenaean Art 1600-1100 BC
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Cultures of the Mountains and the Sea: Mycenaean, Minoan, and Dorian cultures
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 27 Downloads
The Minoans and Mycenaeans
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 16 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 19 Downloads
Ancient Crete: Minoan Civilizations
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 19 Downloads
Digging Up the Past: Sir Arthur Evans and the Palace at Knossos
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Who are the Greeks?
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.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 19 Downloads
The Aegean Art
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.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Ancient East/West Enigma, Hypothesis on Antiquity, The Search for a Beginning
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 30 Downloads
Bronze Age Ship in 2004
In 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 19 Downloads
The Volcano Factory
Collaborative groups work together to report on the volcanic activity leading to island formation and construct models to demonstrate the process. Consider having each group present their project to the rest of the class. There are many online resources provided to support this lesson.
5th - 6th Science 21 Views 75 Downloads
My Friend, the Volcano
Working in cooperative groups, young scientists research and report on how undersea volcanic activity may benefit marine ecosystems. There are many links to websites that you can use to stimulate curiosity or for pupils to use for gathering research information.
5th - 8th Science 19 Views 68 Downloads
This Old Ship
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science instructional activity, but a social studies instructional activity as well!
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
Looking for Clues
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.
5th - 6th Science 22 Views 25 Downloads
Mapping the Aegean Seafloor
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background information, clear activity procedures, and plenty of links to related resources.
6th - 8th Science 27 Views 76 Downloads
Using "mystery bathymetry" shoeboxes, young explorers simulate sonar action to map out the topography of an un-viewable landscape. This classic activity helps physical oceanography learners understand how sonar works. It would be enriching to use when you are teaching the geologic features of the ocean floor to your earth science classes.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 39 Downloads
Walk your students through archaic Greek times with this 60-slide PowerPoint. The presentation is separated into 6 different eras, including: Early "Bronze Age," The Minoans, The Mycenaeans, The Trojan War, The Greek "Dark Ages," and Greek Colonization.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
Chapter 3 The Mediterranean and the Middle East 2000-500 BCE
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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 33 Downloads
New Review Ancient Aegean Art
Images of prehistoric Aegean art and architecture, including items from Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaen civilizations, are featured in a presentation designed for AP art history and humanities classes. Although no script is provided, the works are identified.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads