Module 2 focuses on the early culture of Ancient Greece. This period is also called the Bronze Age of the Aegean. It is important to practice the same habits as in Module1: read the articles, watch the documentaries, and let the slides on Canvas guide you as you read and learn about Greece. Remember to learn the vocabulary listed on Canvas as well. It is important to think about both the culture and history of Greece in conjunction with the artifacts: I want students to mainly focus on Greek frescos, the Palace at Minos, and the myths. Students may also draw on knowledge from Module 1, as culture and history does build and evolve.
Toreador Fresco, Late Minoan painting from Knossos, Crete, depicting young people vaulting over a bull, c. 1550 BCE; in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete. Britannica.
There are several contemporary novels and movies that follow the story structure of "The Odyssey." The Disney film Moana, for example, follows a hero saving her village from disaster by going on a journey that includes the underworld. "O Brother Where Art Thou" is another film that follows this same story structure.