This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - The Greco-Persian Wars - Battle of Plataea. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In 480 BC, a large Persian army led by Xerxes invaded Greece. Though briefly checked during the opening phases of the Battle of Thermopylae in August, he eventually won the engagement and swept through Boeotia and Attica capturing Athens. Falling back, Greek forces fortified the Isthmus of Corinth to prevent the Persians from entering the Peloponnesus.
That September, the Greek fleet won a stunning victory over the Persians at Salamis. Concerned that the victorious Greeks would sail north and destroy the pontoon bridges he had built over the Hellespont, Xerxes withdrew to Asia with the bulk of his men.
In the land Battle at Plataea in 479 B.C., the Spartan-led army defeated the Persian army, driving them from Greece.
The presentation covers the following:
Sparta Sends Aid
Marching Into Battle
The Battle of Plataea
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer on...Ancient Civilizations.