Battle of Gaugamela and Persia Lesson


Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the Battle of Gaugamela in the life of Alexander the Great. They will develop an awareness of the key people groups, events, and concepts associated with this event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Battle of Gaugamela Reading
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Step 2: Answer the questions by reading the webpage below:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

Battle of Gaugamela Research.docx
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet:

Gaugamela Viewing Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the documentary below: 

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Extension activities

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