Greek & Persian Wars Reading, Worksheet, and Comic Project

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Learning Objective

Students will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural impact of the Persian Wars and the impact these had on the world today.


This Persian Wars download includes a reading, worksheet, and a comic project on the two wars between the Greek city-states and Persia between 500 - 479 BCE.

The reading covers the entire and major battles, including Darius first invasion and the Battle of Marathon and continuing through the Battle of Thermopylae, Salamis, and Platea. Other vocabulary terms and people covered include hoplites, phalanx, the Ionian city-states, the Delian League, Themistocles, Leonidas, Xerxes, and more.

Following the reading, students complete a worksheet on the key battles of the wars and vocabulary. An answer sheet for this is included.

Finally, the download contains an excellent project in which students create comic strips to tell the story of the Persian Wars. Clear directions, a rubric, and comic template are included for this. This is an excellent formative assessment tool for students would could better demonstrate their understanding through visuals.

An editable Google Docs version of the resource is included with the download!

This resource also be downloaded as part of the larger, discounted Ancient Greece Unit Bundle!

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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