History KS3 / GCSE: The legacy of Alexander the Great

Andrew Marr explores the life of Alexander the Great.

He takes a look at stories of Alexander’s childhood and upbringing, his imperial conquests and the legacy of his empire.

Warning: There are some violent scenes.

This is from the series: Andrew Marr's History of the World

Teacher Notes

Discuss Alexander's upbringing and how it could have influenced and shaped his later life.

Pupils could compare Alexander to today's leaders - what qualities, that he possessed made him a good leader (ie integrating cultures), which would quite clearly not stand up today?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Northern Ireland and National 5 and Higher in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, AQA in England and CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA Scotland.

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