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Alexander the Great Takes Power

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Title:

Alexander the Great Takes Power

URL:

https://youtu.be/Sa5eqaYwQ2Q

Content Source:

Other
Khan Academy
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

This is a video from Khan Academy about Alexander the Great.  The video begins by telling the story of Alexander the Great in his early years growing up and as he begins to become ruler of Greece. The video is 11 minutes and 13 seconds in length.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
5 ) Describe the role of Alexander the Great in the Hellenistic world.

Examples: serving as political and military leader, encouraging cultural interaction, allowing religious diversity

•  Defining boundaries of Alexander the Great's empire and its economic impact
•  Identifying reasons for the separation of Alexander the Great's empire into successor kingdoms
•  Evaluating major contributions of Hellenistic art, philosophy, science, and political thought
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History to 1500
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Evaluate the achievements, influence, and contributions of Alexander the Great and Hellenistic art, philosophy, science, and political thought.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Hellenistic
  • economic impact
  • successor kingdoms
  • philosophy
  • scientific thought
  • political thought
  • aristocracy
  • oligarchy
  • democracy
  • Socratic method
  • monarch
  • tyrant
  • city-state
  • influence
  • invasion
  • inspiration
  • conquer
  • engineers
  • artisans
  • Epicureanism
  • Stoicism
  • drama
  • playwright
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The role of Alexander the Great played in the Hellenistic World.
  • The economic impact of Alexander's empire.
  • The reasons for separation of Alexander's empire after his death.
  • The major contributions of Hellenistic art, philosophy, science, and political thought.
Skills:
Students are able to:
    Analyze textual evidence of primary and secondary sources.
  • Locate places on a map.
  • Identify the boundaries of an empire and its political and economic impact.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The achievements, influences, and contributions of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age had effects on later civilizations.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.5- Recognize that civilizations and empires thrive under strong leadership using Alexander the Great as an example; identify characteristics of strong leadership.


Tags: Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Greece
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Ginger Boyd