Grades: 10-12 Duration: 1/2 Year Credits: 1/2 Prerequisites: None
This course will examine the tactics, battle formations, weapons, and evolution of formations throughout Ancient History (Prehistory-1000AD). Grades will be determined by tests, quizzes, essays, and group projects.
Pre-History - This is the time prior to 4500 BCE, it had to start somewhere. We will look at the evolution of villages, cities, and housing as a response to the development of weapons and warlike behavior.
The Egyptians - Was their kingdom built on knowledge alone? Or was there something more sinister at work? Maybe the saying should be...march like an Egyptian.
Ancient Persians - The real first super power. How did they do it? When and why did it fall apart?
Ancient Greeks - Starting with the time of the Iliad and tracing the changes in warfare through the time of Sparta, Athens, and Macedonia (A.T.G.). Taking a long look at the different incarnations of the phalanx over the course of that time period.
Ancient Romans - We will examine whether the Romans were copy-cats of Alexander or blazing their own trail during the time of Roman expansion.
The Vikings - Talk about flash in the pan. They ravaged the Old World for 300 years and disappeared. Were they big bullies or was there a method behind the madness?