Alexander the Great- Mini Biography

So what exactly made Alexander the Great, great? Kickstart your inquiry by offering your young historians a mini-bio of the military leader and king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the reliability of primary and secondary source materials while referencing the mystery that surrounds the death of Alexander
  • After watching the video, identify where Macedonia was located on a map and then chart the area that Alexander the Great managed to conquer
Classroom Considerations
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  • Excerpts of interviews with historians offer various perspectives of Alexander the Great's rule
  • Includes several illustrations of the historical period
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