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Battle of Marathon - Year 6

Discussion in 'History' started by loui87, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. loui87

    loui87 New commenter


    I want to teach about the battle of marathon - maybe some drama? and then get the children to write a diary entry from a Spartan or from a Athenians point of view - any advice would be amazing. I've looked everywhere for a copy of the story.
    Thanks
     
  2. loui87

    loui87 New commenter


    I want to teach about the battle of marathon - maybe some drama? and then get the children to write a diary entry from a Spartan or from a Athenians point of view - any advice would be amazing. I've looked everywhere for a copy of the story.
    Thanks
     
  3. There is a History Channel documentary under 'Decisive Battles of the Ancient World' if you can get hold of a copy. That might give you a few ideas
    The question of why the runner-chappy wasn't a rider-chappy might give you an "I-didn't-know-that-moment" as well
    Good luck!
     
  4. To put all of this in a deep and broader perspective, there's nothing better than Tom Holland's Persian Fire. Delve into it, enjoy, and you'll have no difficulty in hearing the voices of ALL sides: the ultimate form of voyeurism, putting each member of the class in the sandals of those who planned, prepared and directed things, of those who took part, of those who neglected to act or act sufficiently in time, and of those who bore their losses afterwards.
     

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