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Alexander the Great and the Situation... the 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.
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Alexander the Great: Villain or Hero?
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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 19 Views 61 Downloads
Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Greece
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 34 Downloads
Alexander the Great
Middle schoolers examine the accomplishments of Alexander the Great. In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, students research the life and leadership of Alexander the Great. Middle schoolers then script and perform modern news conferences, talk shows, or interviews with Alexander the Great.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 37 Views 58 Downloads
Ancient History: The Importance of Logistics in Greek & Roman Armies
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 36 Downloads
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.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 9 Downloads
Jerusalem: An early history
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Glory That Was Greece
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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 11 Views 61 Downloads
Video Biographies: Alexander the Great
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.
5th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Was Alexander Truly 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 61 Downloads
Greece - Age of Alexander the Great, Part 1/5
Part one of this five-part series focuses on the rise of Phillip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. Phillip organizes a corps of engineers to design and build new instruments of war, an innovation which changed forever how wars would be fought and won.
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Greece - Age of Alexander the Great, Part 5/5
The engineering legacy of Alexander the Great concludes with an examination of Ptolemy IÕs vision for the Great Museum and Library of Alexandria. A beacon for scholars of the world, the library housed the worldÕs first great think tank and represents the first time knowledge was stored and shared.
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Teach Ancient Greece!
“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.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 84 Views 145 Downloads
New Review Afghanistan and the Silk Road Map Project
Introduce your class to the rich history of Afghanistan, especially its ancient sites and its importance to the Silk Road, with a series of activities that begins with a mapping project. Using a variety of reference materials, individuals locate and label current neighboring countries, mountains and rivers, key cities of today, as well as ancient sites.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
Politics and Leadership
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 53 Downloads
Alexander and Alexandria
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 12 Downloads