I am curious which topics of Greece are covered in history classes in Greece. I have a Greek-American friend who is homeschooling her kids, and she wants to cover Greek history in a way that is closer to the way it is covered in the country - or least partially that way (if this makes sense at all). She realizes that historical topics are often skewed to different perspectives.
The issue here is that she wants general topics on how they are covered, and maybe even advice as to a textbook to buy. She said her Greek isn't great, but she knows it well enough to get by - but one of her children is very proficient in the Greek language so can handle it... Any advice you have is welcomed!
When I visit Greece, I love to learn about the history. I want to Greece for a bit this past summer and loved learning about the Minoans. Were they the earliest or was there a civilization before them?
Prior to this trip, I had thought the Minoans were contained to Crete, but I went to Santorini and Aegina, as well, and they also talked about the Minoan influence. Fascinating stuff. I want to learn about the Mycenaeans, too. Were they kind of at the same time as the Minoans?
I just recently visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and bumped into a Greek exhibit. It was very cool... Whenever I am in a museum in the United States (or outside of Greece for that matter) I don't really think about seeking out the Greek artifacts.
The exhibit at the MFA was really cool, and it got me thinking about visiting other museums in other parts of the country. Are there any standout exhibits elsewhere in the United States related to Ancient Greece that I can check out? I would imagine cities like Chicago, New York, etc might have something?
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