The Persian Empire
In this Persian Empire activity, learners complete a Venn diagram comparing the reigns of King Cyrus and King Darius. There is also a writing prompt for an extended response question.
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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Greece and Iran: 1000-30 BCE
Cover 900 years of ancient law, wisdom, society, and conflict with this presentation on the development of Greece and Iran. Topics covered include Persian Empire, Imperial ideology, Persian Religion, Ancient Greek society, Polis, Athens,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Glory That Was Greece
Today we are going Greek! Provide the class with a clear and well-organized overview of all things pertaining to ancient Greece. From early Greeks and Homer, to the Persian Wars and great philosophers, this slide show has it all. Review...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217
One of the most enduring monuments to Muslim history in the world, the Taj Mahal, was built during the rule of the Mughal Empire. Learn more about the Mongolian and Persian history of the Mughal Empire, including the historical...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly...
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mr. Green provides an overview of Ancient Mesopotamia by examining the political structures and cultural beliefs of the region. The video reviews shifts in authority from religious to political leaders, as well as the influence of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Byzantine Empire - Part 5
More than just religiously tolerant, Muslims who took over the Byzantine and Persian Empires were culturally tolerant as well. They preserved much of the literature, language, philosophy, geography, and mathematics, even improving upon...
7 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History