Alexander the Great: Military Genius

Keith (M.A. Military History)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(313)
An in-depth investigation of the military genius, tactics and strategy of Alexander the Great.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Students will understand Alexander's growth in military knowledge which led to his genius for war.
Students will understand the nature of military genius as applied to Alexander the Great.
Students will understand why the Macedonians were so successful in creating their empire.
Students will understand how his early education played a key role in Alexander's success.
Students will learn about the military decision-making, tactics and strategies of the Macedonians.
Students will learn about the concept of the Operational Art as applied to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Army.
I have been a Military History enthusiast for the past 40 years. From collecting (and reading) books, military scale models, table-top wargaming, role playing games, to studying and writing - this exciting topic has thoroughly captured my imagination. I presently hold a M.A. in Military History from American Military University and have taught a variety of History courses which include a great deal of Military History. 
I am a certified (7-12) Social Studies teacher and have taught a variety of honors level courses (AS/A Level, GCSE, I.B. and A.P.) in both private and public schools over the past 30 years. Historical writing, source analysis, and exam preparation as well as an immersive approach to the study of history has made my classes both meaningful and enjoyable. My tutoring experience has spanned the entire 21st century with ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, A.P. Histories, and Subject Tests. 
Genius of Alexander the Great by N.G.L. Hammond
Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership by Barry Strauss
The Generalship Of Alexander The Great (Da Capo Paperback) by J.F.C. Fuller

Ancient text: ARRIAN The Campaigns of Alexander

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(313)
Over the past 30 years I have taught I.G.C.S.E, A-Level, I.B., and A.P. History throughout the Atlantic region in both private and public school settings. During that time I have instructed students in a variety of rigorous exam subjects . I am a... 
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per class
Meets once
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(13)
Completed by 46 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-15
3-6 learners per class

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