Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle

Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars PowerPoint Presentation Bundle
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  1. Teach your students how to write a timeline while learning about the accomplishments of the Persian Empire. A slide show presentation about the Persian / Achaemenid Empire. Aligned to Middle School ELA Common Core Literacy Standards in History / Social Studies, this presentation features: -academ
  2. An epic war to decide the destiny of Europe lay in the hands of ancient Greek freedom fighters. It looked like they had no chance against the mighty Persian armies. Their victory stunned the world and changed the destiny of Europe. Some 2500 years ago a rag tag group of Greek city-states led by
  3. Make learning vocabulary fun and exciting. Pre-teach 18 terms and concepts needed for understanding and comprehension when listening, speaking, reading, and writing about both the Persian Empire and its wars with Greece. Each term is defined, used in a sentence and all feature an illustration. It
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How did a rag tag group of Greek city-states stop the mighty Persian Empire from invading and conquering Europe?

Teach your students about the Persian Wars by comparing the battle strategies used by the Persians and the Greeks. This lesson enables your students to use critical thinking skills as they analyze the strengths and weaknesses of these warring opponents as they struggled to determine the fate of Europe.

This slide show presentation teaches students organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.

-Students organize dates and facts on time lines and battle strategies using a two column compare and contrast T Chart graphic organizer.

-Students analyze the battle plans examining terrain, strategies, goals and objectives for each battle.

-Using critical thinking the students discuss and write about the reasons behind each victory and loss using specific examples to support their assertions.

This presentation on the Persian Wars covers:
-the history of the Persian Empire
-the background of Athens and Sparta
-the four battles between the Greeks and the Persians

Graphic organizers are used to clarify and organize the information. Lots of pictures, illustrations, and maps are included in every section. Throughout the slide show are discussions paired with writing activities. I have been successfully using this presentation with my 6th graders for the last twelve years, however the content is appropriate up through high school.

The Persian Wars
gives your students the opportunity to examine and explore the goals and objectives of the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states. Built into the lesson are:
-academic vocabulary
-create 2 time lines (Persian and Greek)
-analytical and critical thinking comparing battles strategies
-time for reflection and discussion
-short academic writing activities
-standards based questions with answers

This is an excellent resource to use either on its own or to supplement the text book. To better facilitate a multi-day presentation, there is a table of contents with hyperlinks to each section.

Product format:

PowerPoint Show made with Microsoft 10
Features include: slide sorter, laser pointer, digital pen, high lighter, and presenter’s notes. This makes it possible to add or highlight notes directly onto the slides. It is possible to check out these features on the preview, by right clicking on the screen. A tool box will appear so that you can experiment with the various tools. *earlier versions of Microsoft may not have all the tools available.*


2 PowerPoint Shows
-1 with ELA Common Core and History Standards
-1without ELA Common Core and History Standards
1 PDF of each presentation
2 pages of links to kid friendly interactive websites on Persia and the wars with Greece
1 set of vocabulary posters for printing
1 set of vocabulary flashcards for printing
1 definition worksheet
1 word search handout covering the academic vocabulary--answer key included

-History of the Persian Empire
-Persian Rulers: Cyrus the Great, Darius the Mede, and Xerxes
-Greeks: King Leonidas,Pheidippides, and Themistocles
-Timelines of the Persian Empire and Ancient Greece
-Battles: Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea
-Constructing the pontoon bridge over Hellespont in the Dardanelles


180 slides
Hyperlinked Table of Contents
85 presenter's notes
2 Timelines: Persian Empire, Ancient Greece
19 vocabulary words, definitions, and illustrations
14 maps: geographic, political, and military strategies
45 different photos and illustrations
15 discussions
6 writing activities
1 analogy
4 test questions with answers
Graphic organizers: Timeline, T chart, outline (tree map)

ELA Common Core Standards
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.3,RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.7, SL.6.1a, SL.6.1c, SL.6.3,
WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.1b

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