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The Greco-Persian Wars

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The Greco-Persian Wars
Persian Immortal
What factors determined the victor of the Greco-Persian Wars?
Your choice: Greece or Persia
Your task is to read the background article on the Persian Wars
Use your "bag of tricks" to read the article
Annotate with thick questions
Headlines with explanation
5 key words with explanation
After reading the article you must determine what side you will be for the war: Greece or Persia.
Spartan
King:
Leonidas
Xerxes - Persian King
A biased story
484-425 BCE
Greek Soldier
First Historian
Who had the best military plan?
Talk with your group for 5 minutes about your plan for invasion or defense
Lets find out what actually happened...
Scenario 1: Battle of Marathon
Greek Army
Composed on 10,000 Athenian and Plataeans Hoplites
Spartans did not help
Persian Army
In actuality there were 20,000 infantry and archers
and 1,000 Calvary troops
What would you do?
Lets read the introduction together!
5 minutes to come up with your plan for this battle
Closing
What factors led to the Greek's victory at Marathon?
RACES
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marathon
Visual of what happened:
Invasion of Greece
According to Herodotus there were 200,000 troops...
Do Now: Work with your table to complete this chart
You have 5 minutes to fill out as many as possible
This was the path the Persians 1st took
Do Now - Phalanx Formation
Scenario 2
On the Articles Map, continue the route the Persians will march
Then decide where the second battle of the Persian War will occur
Explain your battle strategy on the back
Once you have decided on the map where to go/defend....
Discuss with your group the best battle strategy for your side
YOU NEED TO INCLUDE HOW YOU WILL USE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE AREA TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
What happened at the Battle of Thermopylae
Closing
What factors led to the Persian victory at Thermopylae ?
RACES
Do Now - Where we last left the Spartans...
Scenario 3 - Boat Battle!
The Greeks would only have 20,000 troops.
The Greeks would have about 300 boats, the Persians about 450.
Plan your battle strategy!!!
What Happened at the Battle of Salamis?
What factors led to the Greek victory at Salamis?
Advantages of Greeks
Advantages of Persians
Do Now - Where we left off yesterday...
at the Battle of Salamis
Battlefield of Plataea
Scenario 4: The Final Battle
What Happened at the Battle of Plataea?
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