Monday's Lesson Plan
The Mycenaean was a powerful civilization that flourished during the Bronze Age. The Mycenaean lived on in Greece. They also took over the island Crete during the decline of the Minoan culture. Greece is not an easy place to live. The soil isn't very fertile and fresh water is always in short supply. The mountains make travel difficult. Fortunately the various Greek people have been able to exist using the expansive coasts and waters off Greece.
Tuesday's Lesson Plan
The Mycenaean were able to thrive on the rocky, hot, dry lands of Greece because of the surrounding coasts and beaches. The Mycenaean, like the Greeks today, learned to live off the water. Fishing and sailing became an important aspect in the success of the Mycenaean people.
Wednesday's Lesson Plan
The Mycenaean learned from the Minoan culture. The Minoan culture had a writing system known as Linear A. The Mycenaean developed a writing system also, probably taking the Minoans. The Mycenaean system is known as Linear B. Scientists have been able to decipher writings found in Linear B as inventories of items and possessions. While the Mycenaean had this system of writing much of their history was passed on using the oral tradition. The writing system was primarily used for record keeping.
Thursday's Lesson Plan
The Mycenaean used geometric shapes and patterns in some of their constructions. They built large palaces surrounded by thick ring walls. These ring walls protected the Mycenaean from invasion by other countries. They also built beehive tombs in mounds of earth to bury their people.
Friday's Lesson Plan
The Mycenaean flourished for time in Greece. They were a warrior society dictated by kings and princes. They built large palace structures with protective ring walls. They were responsible for conquering the Minoans and possibly the Trojans. The landscape and climate of Greece led them to become sailors dependent on the sea for many things.
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