This 3-page PDF includes everything you need to introduce the Battle of Marathon (Persian wars) to your class. This file includes the following:
“Who, What, Where, When, and Why”, a chart that visually explains the facts of the Battle of Marathon. This is a great and simple introduction to this topic.
Primary Source: An excerpt from the “History of Herodotus”, written by Herodotus. Following the reading of the text, there are three questions to answer, either by classroom or small group discussion (or individually)
The rest of the discussion questions and to wrap-up the activity, there is a summary of the Battle of Marathon, to be read as a class, in partners, or individually.
For more of my lessons on Ancient Greece, click on the following links:
Greek Trireme: Informative Text, Questions and Activity
The Trojan War
Athenian and Spartan Children: Learn how they Lived
Introduce Ancient Sparta
Heinrick Schliemann and the Discovery of Troy