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Alexander the Great lesson plans can provide ways for students to study history, geography, and politics.
Students examine the accomplishments of Alexander the Great. For this ancient civilizations lesson, students research the life and leadership of Alexander the Great. Students then script and perform modern news conferences, talk shows, or interviews with Alexander the Great. 
Students discuss Alexander the Great and his father Philip II. They complete the worksheet, Things That Alexander Inherited, discuss Alexander's accomplishments, and write an essay examining whether Alexander was truly great.
Before one can understand the military tactics practiced throughout history, he needs to become familiarized with tactics practiced in the ancient past. Learners take a critical look at the military logistics used by Alexander the Great as he conquered Asia Minor and India, and how Scipio Africanus took New Carthage from Hannibal. The lesson culminates with a research paper or presentation and a self -assessment activity. Th lesson has excellent resources, is well written, and builds a solid foundation for later learning.
Visual images, maps, and notes on the great philosophers and scientists of Hellenistic Greece await your class. While light in terms of text, the presentation provides images that should help you to describe the area and reign of Alexander the Great. 
Introduce your class to a historic hero. Considered the greatest conqueror of all time, Alexander the Great never lost a war in 11 years of fighting. Before he died at the age of 33 from malaria, he had brought under his control all the territory from India to from the Danube, from the Balkans to lower Egypt.
Reviewing for exams can be a lot of work, make it easy with this helpful presentation. Slides include information, primary source documents, multiple-choice questions, and critical-thinking questions all related to the life and conquests of Alexander the Great.
In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the achievements of Alexander the Great. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive activity.
In this Alexander the Great worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about Alexander the Great and the time he lived. Students answer 12 questions total.
Ninth graders explore how Alexander the Great expanded his empire and spread Greek culture.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders research the concept of Hellenistic Culture. 
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 8 multiple choice questions regarding Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, 6th graders read a short passage about Alexander the Great, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
“We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as a harmless but as a useless character.” Pericles’ comment, part of a funeral speech, sets the tone for a unit study of Ancient Greece. A series of activities generates interest as class members investigate important figures like Alexander the Great, the daily life of citizens, and key events. Fill-in-the-notes worksheet, designed to accompany the PowerPoints, are included in the packet, as are a list of terms, a project list, a project rubric, study guide, and unit test. The culminating project, a historical newspaper, could also be designed as a group project with individuals producing the various sections of the paper. Be sure to enable pop-ups.
In this word search worksheet, students identify and locate various names related to Alexander the Great. There are 23 names and terms to locate in the puzzle.
Second graders research Ancient Greece. In this Ancient Greece lesson plan, 2nd graders survey the geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Greece. Students discover stories of Greek mythology and explore the beginning of the Olympic games.
Learners explore world history by completing timeline activities in class. In this Ancient Greece lesson, students identify the geography of Greece and view timeline lectures of the Greek Empires. Learners view a video about Greece and color in a map of the location with their class.
Learners research a historic leader and analyze how a philosopher's writings influenced the ruler in an essay. In this philosophy of government lesson plan, students view a video and participate in a class discussion on how great thinkers influence great leaders. Pairs research the influence of a philosopher on a leader by researching on the Internet. Learners write a 500-700 word essay based on their findings.
Through a series of activities, learners are exposed to how artists use symbolic imagery to create the narrative of a subject’s life. They study The Birth of Alexander and some manuscripts kept at J. Paul Getty Museum. They then draft their own narrative about a historic figure and use visual symbols to create an image that communicates this story.  
Students explore the history of libraries. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students consider the work of Ptolemy to build a library in Alexandria. Students discuss the availability of books then and today. Students also discuss how libraries have impacted the world and what may happen to them in the future.
Students design and create foil coins with images that symbolize students' imaginary leadership in the ancient world. They model their coins on those made for Alexander the Great. They discuss what made him an important historical figure.

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