Task: Observe and Analyze the Ancient City of Knossos and Mycenae 1. How are these two cities similar? Different? 2. What is a Fresco? What was depicted in Minoan frescoes? 3. Which of these civilizations do you think was more advanced? Defend your answer with evidence. 4. Why are these two civilizations so important to the study of ancient Greece
THE TROJAN WAR - FACT OR FICTION?
Task: Examine the Trojan War and determine why this story was significant to the Ancient Greeks. 1. Was the Trojan war a real conflict? How does history differ from Homer's epic poems? 2. Why do you think the Ancient Greeks felt the Iliad and the Odyssey were significant stories?
The Persian War
The Persian Empire vs. The Greek City States 1st Invasion = Persia (Darius) vs. Athens Video #1 - Battle of Marathon 2nd Invasion = Persia (Xerxes) vs. Greek Coalition (Athens, 300 Spartans, & others) Video #2 - Battle of Thermopylae What are the effects of each of these Battles?
The Greek City States
Alexander the Great
The Battle of Gaugamela What was the impact of this battle for Alexander? How did Alexander attempt to promote Greek culture?