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Interactive video lesson plan for: Epic History: Alexander the Great Part 1

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The incredible story of Alexander the Great and his conquest of the known world is brought to life with animated maps, images from Osprey Publishing and Total War game footage. In Part 1, we look at the background: Persia's invasion of Greece in 480 BC, the rise of Macedonia under King Philip II, and the formation of the Hellenic League. Following Philip's assassination, his 20 year old son Alexander inherited the kingdom and a formidable army. In 334 BC he used this army to launch a invasion of the Persian Empire, winning a crucial victory at the River Granicus.

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Produced in partnership with Osprey Publishing

Warrior: Macedonian Warrior

Men-at-Arms: The Army of Alexander the Great

Campaign: Granicus 334 BC

Alexander the Great Mosaic Remastered – with thanks to Miłek Jakubiec

Parthenon - Dennis Jarvis via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Socrates - Bar Harel via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)
White Mountains of Crete - Tobias von der Haar via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Acropolis - Aleksandr Zykov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Theatre of Dionysus - Sébastien Bertrand via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sparta - Ronny Siegel via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Macedonian mountains - Novica Nakov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Vergina sun - SilentResident via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Standard of Cyrus the Great - Sodacan via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Golden Wheat - Mr Hicks46 via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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