SOTW 1: Ch 18 & 19

We are finally moving on to Ancient Greece! Here’s to hoping I can get Bean addicted to Greek Mythology. We did Chapter 18: Life in Early Crete, which focused on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur an the lost city of Atlantis.

I loved the Schlessinger video (focused on Minoan and Myceanean cultures)and wish it was on DVD. I’m lucky that my library system has it as well as others in this series. And I’m glad that our library has a VHS player since we got rid of ours several years ago. It was interesting explaining to Bean why we couldn’t watch the video at home.

Bean also did the volcano activity in the SOTW AG with DH. She ran through all of our baking soda and DH’s jar of malic acid.

Ancient Aegean (Schlessinger Ancient Civilizations for Children)
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Greek Myths, “Theseus and the Minotaur”

I loved The Hero and the Minotaur. If I can track down a copy at a decent price, I am going to grab it. $60 for a picture book is a bit steep.

We read pages 6-9 of Ancient Greece.

We read “Daedalus and Icarus” and “Perseus” from Greek Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean.

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We moved on to  Chapter 19: The Early Greeks. We didn’t do a lot of extra reading this week. I am planning on saving anything Iliad and Odyssey related until next week.

We read pages 10-13 of Ancient Greece.

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