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How the Greeks Outsmarted the Persians: The Battle of Salamis (Greek History)

Angela Kennedy, B.A., M.A.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(83)
In this one-time class, we will discuss the naval battle at Salamis - which happened due to the Spartans’ fall at Thermopylae - in which the Athenian and allied navies decisively drove back the Persian navy in 480BCE.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Students will learn and understand how important strategy is in a naval battle, as well as how people fighting for their freedom and home will withstand much larger foes. They will learn how to read a source and glean the most possible honesty from ancient and modern sources. This promotes critical thinking. 
I have taught and/or tutored this to students of various ages (elementary through graduate school levels). I have two BAs and an MA in ancient and world history, as well as the languages that are associated with them. I am a trained historian.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
I will send an informal assessment after the completion of the class.
Grades Offered
A handout featuring maps and ancient sources (excerpts) will be provided. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
As with any historical battle, there are themes of violence, oppression, deceit, and death. I have taught this class to various age groups and am extremely aware of my students' sensibilities, based on their age and prior knowledge (which I ascertain at the beginning of, and during, class). I encourage them to speak up if the material is troubling to them and I will curb the intensity if necessary.  As for the YouTube clip, it is shown during the slide show, is academic in nature, and does not have a rating. There are illustrations to show the ships’ designs, naval strategy, and points of interest/importance in the battle. No YouTube account is necessary. 
We will refer to ancient sources, such as Herodotus, Aeschylus, and others to compare their versions of this battle. We may use video clips recreating the battle from YouTube, as a screen share. We will view maps of the battle areas that I have altered to show strategy and location. The students do not need an account to view as I will screen share. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(83)
I teach world history/cultures and the languages associated with them. My teaching experience (2005 - present) is varied, as are the ages I have taught.  I've taught pre-school children phonics and grammar. I've taught middle-schoolers history,... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
60 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
1-10 learners per class

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