The following worksheet is a common core-based lesson on Alexander the Great. The lesson traces the rise of Alexander the Great through his conquests and accomplishments. The worksheet provides a variety of entry points for students and actively engages them in the subject matter. The activities in this lesson include:
• Do now briefly discussing Alexander’s rise to power – includes questions.
• Critical thinking questions that provide several opportunities for class discussion.
• Alexander the Great song by Iron Maiden (link provided) – with questions
• Alexander the Great – Hero or Villain Cooperative Learning activity – secondary source analysis in groups – development of a thesis statement and class debate.
• Readings cover the positive and negative aspects of Alexander in Thebes, Egypt, Persia, and India as well as his contributions to Hellenistic culture.
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