The Persians and Greeks /Crash Course World History

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The Persians and Greeks /Crash Course World History


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John Green compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course, we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains two of the great powers of the ancient world, all WITHOUT the use of footage from 300.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
4 ) Identify cultural contributions of Classical Greece, including politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, and science.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.4- Locate the ancient Greek peninsula on a map; identify at least one significant contribution from ancient Greece in the fields of politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, or science.

Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Human Geography
3 ) Identify the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics.

•  Explaining essential aspects of culture, including social structure, languages, belief systems, customs, religion, traditions, art, food, architecture, and technology
Tags: architecture, belief systems, culture, customs, Greeks, languages, Persian, religions, social structure, traditions
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Author: Ginger Boyd