YouTube Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_1d3ZasrTA&feature=player_detailpage
The 300 Spartans, Sparta Leonidas, Athens, The Persian Empire
With factual heft and epic zeal, this informative History Channel documentary chronicles the true story of some 300 Spartan soldiers who held their ground against an onslaught of Persian adversaries -- and inspired director Zach Snyder's hit 300. Digital animation combines with vivid, live-action footage to produce a stirring account of a pivotal battle that would change the course of the Western world.
This documentary is a great visual for World History or cultural studies courses that are teaching Ancient Greece, Athens, Sparta and the Persian Empire . The video notes will allow students to follow along and remain engaged as they take in valuable content. This can also be given as a homework assignment where students can view the film at home or on YouTube and turn in video notes the next day. This assignment also speaks to point of view and provides an alternative source for those studying in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
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