Early History, Minoan, Mycenaean, Dorian Illustration

Lesson Plans
Early Greek History

Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dorians, & the Greek Dark Ages
For Teachers

Lesson Ideas: First have kids read about the Minoans, the Mycenaeans, and the hated Dorians. Then enter the Greek Dark Ages. The Greeks became one people during the Greek Dark Ages in a great part because of the ancient Greek storytellers. Stories were about gods, heroes, and legends. This gave the Greeks a common language and a common culture. Group activity. Have each group pick a story to tell the class. They can use posters, costumes, simple masks, but no music. (It's too noisy for other classrooms.)

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