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The Early Greeks The Minoans, the Minotaur, and the Mystery
Warm Up Question  <ul><li>Based on the picture below, how would you describe the geography of Greece? </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
I. Geography of Greece <ul><li>A. Surrounded by water (Ionian, Med., Aegean Seas). </li></ul><ul><li>B. Mountainous! </li>...
II. The Minoans <ul><li>A. Minoan Civilization  begins on the island of Crete around 2800 B.C.E. </li></ul><ul><li>B.  Mai...
 
III.Minoan Way of Life  <ul><li>A. Sea-faring civilization. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Carpenters built fast ships. </li></ul><u...
A recreation of a Minoan Ship
IV. Minoan Sports <ul><li>A. Minoans loved sports </li></ul><ul><li>B. Built world’s first arena </li></ul><ul><li>C. Coul...
 
Bull Leaping of the Minoans
Not Minoan Bull Leaping
V. Minoan Cities <ul><li>A. No Walls! </li></ul><ul><li>B. Famous for their grand palaces! </li></ul><ul><li>C. Located in...
 
 
 
VI. The Fall of the Minoans <ul><li>A. Around 1450 B.C.E. Minoan civilization disappears! </li></ul><ul><li>B. Most likely...
 
 
The Labyrinth and The Minotaur <ul><li>A Young Greek prince named Theseus was brought to Knossos.  He was to be sacrificed...
Make a Wanted Poster <ul><li>Help keep the Minoans Alive. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a wanted poster for the Minotaur, SO THE ...
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Minoans

  1. 1. The Early Greeks The Minoans, the Minotaur, and the Mystery
  2. 2. Warm Up Question <ul><li>Based on the picture below, how would you describe the geography of Greece? </li></ul>
  3. 7. I. Geography of Greece <ul><li>A. Surrounded by water (Ionian, Med., Aegean Seas). </li></ul><ul><li>B. Mountainous! </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fishing over farming. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Early Greek communities grew up independent! </li></ul>
  4. 8. II. The Minoans <ul><li>A. Minoan Civilization begins on the island of Crete around 2800 B.C.E. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Main Idea – The Minoans earned their living by building ships and trading! </li></ul><ul><li>C. 1 st civilization in the region that later became Greece. </li></ul>
  5. 10. III.Minoan Way of Life <ul><li>A. Sea-faring civilization. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Carpenters built fast ships. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Economy = trade & fishing </li></ul><ul><li>D. By 2000 B.C.E. Minoans control trade in the Mediterranean Sea. </li></ul>
  6. 11. A recreation of a Minoan Ship
  7. 12. IV. Minoan Sports <ul><li>A. Minoans loved sports </li></ul><ul><li>B. Built world’s first arena </li></ul><ul><li>C. Could seat 500 peeps!!! </li></ul><ul><li>D. Boxing Matches & Bull Leaping! </li></ul>
  8. 14. Bull Leaping of the Minoans
  9. 15. Not Minoan Bull Leaping
  10. 16. V. Minoan Cities <ul><li>A. No Walls! </li></ul><ul><li>B. Famous for their grand palaces! </li></ul><ul><li>C. Located in the center of the cities, royalty lived there. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Palace of Knossos was the grandest of the grand palaces! </li></ul>
  11. 20. VI. The Fall of the Minoans <ul><li>A. Around 1450 B.C.E. Minoan civilization disappears! </li></ul><ul><li>B. Most likely a cataclysmic event. </li></ul><ul><li>C. The Greeks claim it was the fault of the MINOTAUR! </li></ul>
  12. 23. The Labyrinth and The Minotaur <ul><li>A Young Greek prince named Theseus was brought to Knossos. He was to be sacrificed to the Minotaur, a huge monster the king kept in the palace labyrinth. The Minotaur had the head of a bull and lived on human flesh. Theseus was put into the labyrinth. He fought the monster with a magical sword and killed it. When the Minotaur Died, the power of the Minoans died too. </li></ul>
  13. 24. Make a Wanted Poster <ul><li>Help keep the Minoans Alive. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a wanted poster for the Minotaur, SO THE MINOANS DON’T DIE! </li></ul>
  14. 25.                                                                                                                                                          MURDER OF U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; CONSPIRACY TO MURDER U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; ATTACK ON A FEDERAL FACILITY RESULTING IN DEATH USAMA BIN LADEN                         Date of Photograph Unknown

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