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Persian Wars. 490 BC – 480 BC. Greece expands. 1150 - 700 BC, Greece expanded across the Aegean Sea. In 499 BC, the Ionian Revolt began, which led to the Persian War. Go to http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Wars/ to read about the Ionian Revolt. The First Persian War.

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Persian wars

Persian Wars

490 BC – 480 BC


Greece expands

Greece expands

  • 1150 - 700 BC,

    Greece expanded

    across the Aegean Sea.

  • In 499 BC, the

    Ionian Revolt began,

    which led to the

    Persian War.

  • Go to http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Wars/ to read about the Ionian Revolt.


The first persian war

The First Persian War

  • The first story in European history is Herodotus’ description of the Persian Wars in “The Histories.”

  • Listen to the audio sample of the Persian War by Herodotus at http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/northamerica/308412.htm


Darius to xerxes

Darius to Xerxes

Study the Persian Wars using “The Persian Wars: Greece’s Finest Hours” at http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/persianwars.htm.


The 300

The 300

Spartans were a major factor in the 2nd Persian War. Go to history.com to view video on the training of a young warrior, the weapons used by the ancient Spartans, the geography of the battlefield, and much more.

http://link.history.com/services/link/bcpid1681730307/bclid1683701822/bctid1646107670


Xerxes

Xerxes

  • Persian ruler (485-465 BC)

  • Go to the following website

    to learn about Xerxes’

    march to Greece.

  • http://edsitement.neh.gov/Persian01_flash_page.asp

  • Now, learn more about the War during Xerxes’ reign by going to the following website. http://edsitement.neh.gov/PersiaGreeceWars01.asp#Hellespont


Xerxes bridge at hellespont

Xerxes Bridge at Hellespont

  • It was an engineering marvel for its time.

  • Called a pontoon bridge.

  • Constructed by lining boats up side-by-side

    and placing wooden

    planks over top of

    the boats to form a

    walkway.

  • Try to build the bridge at Hellespont at http://edsitement.neh.gov/PersianBridge_flash_page.asp


Sources

Sources

  • Ancient Greece, 2008, University Press Inc.http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Wars/

  • Herodutus, “The Persian War” 2008, Naxos Audio Books. http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/northamerica/308412.htm

  • Last Stand of the 300 Spartan Boot Camp. Military History, 2008, A&E Television.http://link.history.com/services/link/bcpid1681730307/bclid1683701822/bctid1646107670

  • Perisan War, Edsitementhttp://edsitement.neh.gov/Persian01_flash_page.asp

  • Persian Wars, Social Studies for Kids, http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/persianwars.htm

  • Xerxes’ Bridge, Edsitement. http://edsitement.neh.gov/PersianBridge_flash_page.asp


Cso s

CSO's

Social Studies – 9th grade

SS.O.9.1.3 analyze the causes of conflict and propose resolutions.

SS.O.9.5.6 compare and contrast the causes and effects of the rise and decline of ancient civilizations (e.g., the river civilizations, classic Greek and  Roman).

SS.O.9.5.8 describe the location, movement, unique contributions and characteristics of Arab/Islamic society.


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