Grade 8 – Mythology of Greece

December 8 to 12, 2014

DUE MONDAYNotebooks with the Map of Hades:   It must be turned in no later than Monday for full credit!

Monday – Mythology Report, a 3 to 5 minute oral report that explains one of the Greek gods, be sure to include her/his origins, family relationships, responsibilities, strengths and weaknesses.

Athena, Ares, and Apollo Reports

Greece’s Geographic Challenge:

Tuesday – Mythology Reports, Zeus and Aphrodite

Greek Mythology Quiz:

Wednesday – Mythology Reports

Thursday – Map Where Europe Meets Asia is due.

Greek Geography QUIZ/Mythology Reports

Friday – Greek Mythology QUIZ and Review

Greek Mythology Quiz:

Monday, December 15, 2014. Iliad and Odyssey Lessons, this is a group project basedon Homer’s writings that will include maps, explanations, dramatic interpretations, assessment, and any other appropriate learning experiences.

WHI, Grade 8, Q2 Test Prep

  1. Where did the first hominids develop?
  2. Neanderthals were first found in the Neander Valley in what country?
  3. Neo lithic means what?
  4. Catal Huyuk and Jericho were two of the earliest human settlements. TRUE or FALSE
  5. Name the 4 early river civilizations.n (4 points)


  1. What has been the Jewish capital since 1,000 B.C.?
  2. Where would you go to visit the ruins of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro ?
  3. Who taught that desire brings pain?
  4. Where did the Silk Route begin and end?
  5. What is the longest ruling Chinese dynasty?
  6. Jews lived throughout the Mediterranean regions during the Greco-Roman periods but always considered Jerusalem their political and religious center. TRUE or FALSE
  7. Knossos was the capital of the Minoan Civilization. TRUE or FALSE
  8. Mycenaeans and Trojans had a war about 1250 B.C. TRUE or FALSE
  9. Who is your favorite Greek god and why? (2 points)


What is something you like about history? (2 points)

Winter Break: December 18, 2014, to January 6, 2015.

Students return WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015!

Monday, January 12, 2015. Greek Map Presentations. Each student will prepare a map related to some aspect of Greek history and be able to explain the map orally and in writing. Requests for a map topic may be sent to:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Greek Leaders, this includes a written and oral report on a person of importance in Greek history, students need to request a person and have it approved by their teacher. Requests may be sent to:


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