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Alexander the Great and the Situation...the Great/Crash Course World History

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Title:

Alexander the Great and the Situation...the Great/Crash Course World History

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https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/1adf7214-a7af-45c1-aded-dc2f349e8ce0/alexander-the-great-and-the-situation-the-great-crash-course-world-history-8/

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

John Green introduces the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great, his empire, his horse Bucephalus, the empires that came after him, and the idea of Greatness. Is greatness a question of accomplishment, of impact, or are people great because the rest of us decide they're great?

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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.


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Author: Ginger Boyd