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History This Week: Alexander the Great

Interested in learning more about Socrates while we are studying the Ancients? The Circe Institute is offering a 6 week online course called Six Weeks to Socrates, starting February 28th. Starting in Lower Middle School, our students begin to engage in Socratic discussion, and here on Down Home we have also featured posts like The Humility of Socratic Discussion.

Today for History This Week we offer a few videos and sites relating to the life and reign of Alexander the Great. We hope you find them useful!


Mini Bio: Alexander the Great – A short video from the Biography channel:


Alexander the Great, World Conqueror – A full-length (48mins) documentary:


Top 10 Alexander the Great Facts – A few interesting “fun facts:”


Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii – Here’s a Khan Academy video examining a piece of art:


Greek history- Hellenistic period – See examples of Hellenistic works of art:


The Rise of Alexander the | The Greeks – Part of a documentary from PBS.

Alexander the Great miniseries – This 2-part documentary series is available to stream for free with Amazon Prime. (There is no rating given for this series.)



Alexander the Great for kids

Marble portrait of Alexander the Great

Coins of Alexander the Great – Scroll down to see pictures.

Videos and photos of Alexandria, now underwater – There are 2 short video clips, and scroll down for photos.

Alexander the Great Rags to Riches game

More Alexander the Great games

Alexander the Great Word Search


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