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Objective: Read Alexander’s background, see his history from various perspectives To use 4 events from Alexander the Great and determine if he is a HERO.

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1 Objective: Read Alexander’s background, see his history from various perspectives To use 4 events from Alexander the Great and determine if he is a HERO or VILLIAN To create a WANTED POSTER or COMMEMORATIVE SIGN for Alexander the Great

2 Create a WANTED POSTER / COMMEMORATIVE SIGN for Alexander the Great. One group will consider him to be a villain, and each member will create a WANTED POSTER. The other will consider him a hero for the good deeds he did, and create a COMMEMORATIVE SIGN. Your piece will include:  The title of the declaration  A picture of what the person looks like  His name  A written description of what the person has done including at least four (4) reasons for the announcement  Five (5) made up quotes from a person living at the time showing what people might have said about this person  Aristotle  Theban citizen  Egyptian official  Persian king  Indian ruler  A reward / bonus amount listing the specific crimes or heroic actions the person did

3 The extent of his empire in 323 BCE and the major towns he founded and cities he conquered

4 Alexander was born in 56 as the son of the Macedonian king Philip II and queen Olympias. He grew up in a society that was permanently at war, and it is certain that Philip – when he was not fighting – encouraged his son to study the martial arts: fencing, wrestling, athletics, riding. Alexander’s teacher was the famous philosopher Aristotle. When Philip was murdered by one of his guards, Alexander became king.

5 Alexander on horseback during his conquest of Thebes. In the background, his soldiers are destroying one of the city’s buildings. The Thebans in the foreground are asking him for mercy. Although he destroyed much of Thebes and sold many of its citizens into slavery, he spared some inhabitants, including the woman kneeling by his horse.

6 Alexander and his troops marching in front of the Sphinx in Giza. Prior to this conquest, Egypt was ruled by the Persian empire. The people in the foreground are Persians who have cust lost control of Egypt. They are Chained to be taken away as captives by Alexander’s troops

7 Alexander’s troops burning and looting the main palace in Persepolis, the capital of Persian Empire. When Alexander conquered the Persians, he burned many of the grand buildings in Persepolis and destroyed or stole many of its royal treasures.

8 Alexander approaching the Indian king, Porus, along the River Hydaspes in India. Porus is offering his sword to Alexander as a gesture of surrender.

9 Roman mosaic showing Alexander and the Persian King Darius III meeting in the battle at Issus. Alexander appears on the far left, while Darius is shown in a chariot toward the center. Based on a Greek painting that dates to the 4 th century BCE this first-century mosaic is believed to be the most reliable representation of his appearance.

10 Check your OBJECTIVE What do you think is he a villain or hero? Can you back your opinion up with facts and details?


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