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1220 BC: The Trojan War

1220 BC: The Trojan War | high school World History | Scoop.it
THE Trojan War – and especially its final year – is one of the most famous Greek legends...

 

A current event style to historical reporting. How and why would you present information in this way?

 

The Illiad was an epic and could have been used for entertainment and changed over time, much like modern fairy tales.--E

 

The story is basically a myth with truth hidden in it--J

 

 

 

 

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Athenian Democracy Began With Shaking Off Debt Burdens

Athenian Democracy Began With Shaking Off Debt Burdens | high school World History | Scoop.it
In Ancient Athens, the establishment of the world's first democracy began with Solon's drafting of a constitution which legislated a law known as "the shaking off of burdens", the ending of Draconian laws of debt slavery.Today Greece is again mired...

 

How could this early Athenian decision play a part within modern day Democracy?

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Atlantis and Thera

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Does the "myth" of Atlantis demonstrate some historical fact? In what ways does Santorini's (thought to be Atlantis) explosion affect Minoan culture? Does Plato's stories support or discredit the idea that Santorini was connected to the Minoan Civilization?

 

This could very well be true. I think that there is a good chance that some people that had contact with the Minoans would have thought them very advanced.--E

 

 

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1220 BC: The Trojan War

1220 BC: The Trojan War | high school World History | Scoop.it
THE Trojan War – and especially its final year – is one of the most famous Greek legends...

 

A current event style to historical reporting. How and why would you present information in this way?

 

The Illiad was an epic and could have been used for entertainment and changed over time, much like modern fairy tales.--E

 

The story is basically a myth with truth hidden in it--J

 

 

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Inca Girl, Frozen for 500 Years, Now On Display : Kim MacQuarrie’s Peru & South America Blog

Inca Girl, Frozen for 500 Years, Now On Display : Kim MacQuarrie’s Peru & South America Blog | high school World History | Scoop.it

The maiden, the boy, the girl of lightning: they were three Inca children, entombed on a bleak and frigid mountaintop 500 years ago as a religious sacrifice…

 

Looking into the past can be both insightful and disturbing. Does this exhibition do a good job at weighing historical truth and peoples sensitivities? What do you think about this culture and how would you display it?--Mr. S


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Royal rumpus over King Tutankhamun's ancestry - life - 21 January 2011 - New Scientist

Royal rumpus over King Tutankhamun's ancestry - life - 21 January 2011 - New Scientist | high school World History | Scoop.it

A DNA analysis last year hailed as the final word on the famous pharaoh's family tree has been criticised as anything but

 

Science has opened many doors to the past. What are some of the benefits and hurdles it might face when exploring the past?-- Mr. S


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480 BC: Heroism of 300 Spartans

480 BC: Heroism of 300 Spartans | high school World History | Scoop.it
THE 300 Spartans’ last stand is remembered as one of the ultimate heroic acts of self-sacrifice...

 

The 300 highlight Sartan ideology. Describe their ideology and comment on whether you agree with their style of government and military.

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Sparta: The Spartan Republic

Sparta: The Spartan Republic | high school World History | Scoop.it
Sparta's Journal and Σparta periodicals are peer-reviewed based Journals for the ancient Greek history, ancient Sparta and the Peloponnese. It discusses issues on history, art and culture, military tactics and armor, religion and society.

 

This web site is a good site to review Spartan culture.  This article will describe some of the governments attributes. Use this article and its resources to help answer the question in the 480 BC: Heroism description.

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Spartan culture will be of great use, Their culture will help us uncover why they came to be what they were. Jack Pot!

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Was There a Trojan War?

Was There a Trojan War? | high school World History | Scoop.it
Troy's chief archaeologist weighs in on the Western world's most mythic battle.

 

What is the "Historical" question concerning Troy. What is the criticism concerning Homer's description of Troy within the illiad? What is your conclusion on the causes and accuracy concerning the Trojan War? Mr. S

 

The legend is based on fact, and the other parts was for a good story.---J

 

I believe the Trojan War did happen and that it could've been over more than just trading and financial problems.--G

 

I think some of the "facts", may have been exaggerated.---N

 

I think by combining myths and actual facts you can find the answers to all our questions.---D

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Reconstructing A Catastrophe: The Minoan Eruption Of Santorini

Reconstructing A Catastrophe: The Minoan Eruption Of Santorini | high school World History | Scoop.it
A recent BBC docu-drama called 'Atlantis' recreated the last days of the Bronze Age civilisation on the island of Thera (now known as Santorini), that I've meant to blog about for a while now.  This program, along with a more traditional...

 

This article describes the findings of a BBC documentary and the scientific evidence that supports the connection of Santorini and the Minoan civilization. Use their findings to support a position concerning "atlantis" and the Minoans.

 

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Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza | Past Imperfect

Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza | Past Imperfect | high school World History | Scoop.it
No structure in the world is more mysterious than the Great Pyramid. But who first broke into its well-guarded interior, and when? And what did they find there?

 

Can the history that we know and love be wrong? What are some ways this can happen, and what can we do to "truly" unveil the past?--Mr. S

 

It is clearly proven that many people of power either seek to glorify themselves or just want something interesting to talk about, so many make up a story about their eploits.

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stories could be heard the wrong way and changed over time.-w

 

The Arab versions were written 400 to 500 years after Ma' mun's time; to expect them to be accurate summaries of what took place in the 19th century is equivilent to asking today's casual visitor of Virginia to come up with a credible account of the lost colony of Roanoke-K

 

Credible sources are the most important thing to look for when trying to uncover secrets and the answers to mysteries-E


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