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Ancient Military History 4: The Persian Empire

Justin Hubbard
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(476)
At its height the Persian empire held dominion over nearly half of all humanity. Explore the story of history’s first great empire and the kings who ruled the world.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Students will begin by learning about the various kingdoms of the 7th century BCE in the Fertile Crescent, and how their struggles gave rise to the Persian empire and Cyrus the Great. The middle part of the curriculum follows the line of kings that Cyrus founded — the Achaemenid dynasty — and their military engagements with surrounding cultures. Finally, we’ll look at the factors that lead to a weakening of the the empire’s structure, allowing Alexander the Great to claim it by conquest.
Homework Offered
There is no official homework, but optional readings may be recommended depending on in-class discussion.
Assessments Offered
While this is a history class, it is a history of warfare -- and a primitive kind at that. We will maintain an academic perspective, but we will discuss how and why people kill one another. We'll keep it PG.
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(476)
Hello! Language nerd, history buff, culture geek -- whatever you call it, that's me! I'm obsessed with how people connect and what brings us together. I examine history, literature, language, travel, food and everything human, looking for the... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(11)
Completed by 45 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
3-18 learners per class

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