This resource begins with a clear and engaging 2 page reading on the First and Second Persian Wars.
The reading discusses the causes of the Persian Wars; the Ionian Revolt; the roles of Athens, Sparta and other Greek city-states; the Battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis; key leaders and strategies; and the overall significance and results of the Persian Wars including the creation of the Delian League.
Students then complete a worksheet involving vocabulary terms and comprehension and opinion questions. A complete teacher answer key is included.
The lesson finishes with a fun activity in which students create an illustrated timeline of key events in the Persian Wars, cementing student understanding especially among more visual learners. A complete rubric is included. Point values are left blank so you can adjust them to your grading scale.
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