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Alexander the Great
Transcript of Alexander the Great
for the Day Legacy- what a person leaves behind when he or she dies
Hellenistic Era- refers to a time when Greek language and Greek ideas spread to the non-Greek people of southwest Asia Macedonia Attacks Greece Alexander the Great Macedonia, north of Greece
Warrior people, fought on horseback
Looked down upon by Greeks
By 400 B.C., Macedonia had become a powerful kingdom Alexander Builds an Empire A Plan to Win Greece Philip II rose to the throne in Macedonia; 359 B.C.
Philip admired the Greeks
Wanted to make his kingdom strong enough to defeat the mighty Persian Empire
Trained foot soldiers to defeat the Greeks
Took some city-states by force and bribed the leaders of others to surrender Demosthenes was a lawyer and one of Athen's great public speakers
He gave several powerful speeches warning that Philip was a threat to Greece
Urged other city-states to join together to help fight Macedonia
The Greeks saw the danger too late
Greeks were left weak and undivided after the Peloponnesian War
Some Greek city-states did join to fight Philip's army, but they could not stop the invasion
In 338 B.C. the Macedonians crushed the Greek allies at the Battle of Chaeronea C.4.7.4
Discuss individuals and their contributions to changing governments (e.g., Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Qin Shi-Huangdi, Emperor Wudi) NCSS Standards:
2. Time, Continuity, and Change
3. People, Places, and Environment
9. Global Connections CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally). Bell Ringer:
Have you ever wanted something because your neighbor had it?
What will you be doing at age 20? Exit Ticket:
List three main concepts that you learned today and one thing you would like to learn more about. Assignment:
Each group is to write a description of the legacy of Alexander the Great. You must include the name of both members to be turned in for a grade. The description should include:
• Birthplace and year
• Major accomplishment
• Any failures