Monday, May 4, 2015

The Death and Legacy of Alexander the Great

 Today's Learning Objective  Trace the rise of Alexander the Great and the spread of Greek culture. 

Video of the Day Let's review some of Alexander's greatest accomplishments through a parody musical video produced by Horrible Histories.  

Primary Source: The Death of Alexander the Great In our examination of history we routinely review both primary and secondary sources. But what's the difference between the two? Watch the video below to find out. 

Now let's examine an example of a primary source which relies on actual eyewitnesses to the death of Alexander the Great. You can read it here. What makes Greek historian Arrian's account different from what you might read about Alexander's death in your Social Studies textbook? 

Guided Reading: The Legacy of Alexander the Great Now we will read excerpts from your Social Studies textbook, an example of a secondary source, about Alexander's death and enduring legacy. 

Homework Finish your 
Athens and Sparta - Comparison/Contrast Paragraph, which is due on Wednesday, May 6.

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