Saturday, February 02, 2013

Ancient History, Week 13

Ancient Crete & the Minotaur

It was once again difficult to find good, age-appropriate books and other resources about ancient Crete. Such a shame, as Tessa GREATLY enjoyed the story of the Minotaur.

I checked out half a dozen stories and books about the Minotaur from the library. "Theseus and the Minotaur" from The McElderry Book of Greek Myths was by far the best and most accurate. I so wish that this title was available in audiobook format. Tessa was quite enthralled with both the story and illustrations. She wants me to read it again and again. I know she would enjoy the other stories in it as well.

  • Read Usborne: Ancient World by Fiona Chandler (pages 22-23).
  • Completed HO map work for Lesson 10, Main Lesson.
  • Completed draw and color.

Other Resources of Interest

* HO = History Odyssey


  1. Hey - show your DD this page of my blog. We went to the Palace of Knossos on Crete 2 summers ago!

    1. OMG! That’s awesome, Susan!! I remember you guys going on a Mediterranean cruise, but I never thought about you visiting the Palace of Knossos. Tessa is infatuated with the story of The Minotaur. Beyond jealous right now. LOL! Your pictures are wonderful. Melissa looks so little. Oh gosh, I want to go so bad now. So glad you guys got to experience it. Thanks for sharing! I will show Tessa for sure.