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Students examine the accomplishments of Alexander the Great. In 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.
What made Alexander the Great so great? John Green reviews three possible definitions of the term great that we ascribe to historical figures, while offering a fairly comprehensive overview of the accomplishments and legacy of Alexander of Macedon.
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.
Alexander the Great lesson plans can provide ways for students to study history, geography, and politics.
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 worksheet, 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 worksheet.
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. 
For 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, learners answer 8 multiple choice questions regarding Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, 6th graders read a short passage about Alexander the Great, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
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 plan culminates with a research paper or presentation and a self -assessment activity. Th lesson plan has excellent resources, is well written, and builds a solid foundation for later learning.
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.
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.
Provide ample information outlining the early history and shifts in power in Jerusalem. This slide-show is a basic time line of the politics, powers, and destruction that became Jerusalem over a period of 300 years. Topics covered: ancient Canaan, Moses, Kingdom of Isreal, Nebuchadnezzar II, Alexander the Great, and Jeasus Chist. Great overview!
After finishing a unit on Greek history, it's important to test how much learners remember. This handout provides six different essay topics related to Greek History, influences, Athenian Democracy, or Alexander the Great. A rubric is available to help the class write an amazing paper.
Learners create a fictitious newspaper article to document the travels of an ancient Greek coin. They evaluate the economic conditions that existed in ancient Greece and analyze the impact Alexander the Great had on the ancient world.
Learners explore mythology by researching the Internet. In this history of flight activity, students view websites discussing the first recorded flight and the mythological creatures that people suspected could fly. Learners read a historic Persian Myth and compare the stories of King Kaj Kaoos and Alexander the Great to one another.
Who was Alexander The Great? How did Abraham Lincoln’s early life influence his political life? Learners select a historical figure to use for video biography. After developing research questions and collecting information, pupils search for images, and then formulate a screenplay for their video biography. A clever idea, but the project would need a great deal of scaffolding, especially for elementary learners.

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