An Introduction to Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

Why was Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War so influential in his time, as well as in modern politics? Learn about the distinctive features of the text, including its lack of adherence to divine influence, and the details of the war itself.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage learners to compare the information in the video with their history textbooks
  • Organize a group video project for class members to create their own informative videos about a period of history
Classroom Considerations

  • Refer to the video's description for additional resources on critical thinking
  • Comment section is open to the public
  • Spends more time analyzing the text and its historical context than the war itself
  • A small ad window appears during viewing, but it can be clicked away
Pros

  • A great way to break down a complicated text and political theory
  • Animation is engaging and explanatory
Cons

  • None
Common Core