b. Identify the ideas and impact of important individuals; include Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and describe the diffusion of Greek culture by Aristotle’s pupil Alexander the Great and the impact of Julius and Augustus Caesar.
14) JOURNAL ENTRY, “ALEXANDER THE GREAT”
Essential Question – Who was Alexander the Great and what was the extent and impact of his empire?
· On the Right Side – Using the this textbook link, detail in short paragraphs the following: (Write each of these questions)
o Who Alexander the Great was and where he was from?
o How did the Macedonians take over power from the Greeks?
o Why did Alexander want to attack Persia?
o Detail what happened in the Conquest of Egypt, and Gaugamela. Be sure to include what was gained by these victories.
o What was the farthest extent of Alexander’s push into Asia and why did he decide to turn back? (Discover this answer for yourself, finding your own resources)
· On the Left Side- using the map of “Alexander’s Empire.” Trace the path of Alexander’s conquests and highlight (mark) important battles (Issus, Tyre, Ganicus, Egypt, and Gaugamela). Then mark the location of Alexandria, Egypt and Babylon on the map.
Flipchart and Talking points
Alexander the Great Document-Based Question Activity