Persian and Peloponnesian Wars Lesson for Ancient Greece

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This engaging lesson plan the Greco-Persian Wars and Peloponnesian Wars includes a variety of activities to ensure a thorough overview for your unit on Ancient Greece.

The download includes a thorough and engaging 40+ slide PowerPoint on the entire era that breaks things down simple for students. It includes maps, great visuals, teacher notes, and guided notes sheets for students to follow along with.

The presentation includes info on:

  • Athens, Sparta, and the Persian Empire
  • The Battle of Marathon and the First Persian Invasion
  • Xerxes and the Second Persian Invasion
  • Leonidas, the 300 Spartans, and Thermopylae
  • The Battle of Salamis
  • Athens and the Delian League
  • Sparta and the Peloponnesian League
  • The Peloponnesian War

There's some much fascinating history included here like Leonidas and his Spartan's famous last stand at Thermopylae and the clash of cultures during the era. An entirely editable Google Slides version of the PPT presentation is included as well!

You can use the guided notes outline worksheets or three cut & fold interactive notebook pages to pair with the presentation. Students take notes, add pictures, complete a map, and organize information on each aspect of the lesson.

Also included is a fully-narrated "flipped classroom" video of the lesson. The video is great for showing in-class, sharing with absent students, posting to your Google Classroom for students to watch the night before, or just using yourself to prep for the lesson.

Check out the preview for a larger look at the slides, guided notes pages, and notebook pages included with the lesson.

This lesson can also be downloaded as part of my Ancient Greece Complete Unit Bundle along with 30+ other great activities for Ancient History!

Thanks so much for checking it out!

Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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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.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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