All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.
Alexander the Great
Dramatisation and narration of Alexander's boyhood and subsequent life as a conqueror. It shows Alexander as a boy and later as an adult. Battle scenes are shown as the empire expands. The focus is on Alexander's techniques of building an integrated empire. The legacy of the empire is included. There are some violent scenes and talk of fall of death by drinking.First broadcast on the Learning Zone on BBC2 December 2012 as part of the series Andrew Marr’s History of the World.
Pupils may use the scenes as the focus of an Ancient Greek project. Could include the extent of the empire via map work, or the study of the various cultures and nationalities conquered. This might be related to contemporary themes of diversity and inclusivity. Pupils might also undertake art projects based on costumes and masks.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.