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Topic: Persian wars 

World History

 Standard 8.  Understands how Aegean civilization emerged and how interrelations developed among peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia from 600 to 200 BCE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands significant military developments of the Persian Empire (e.g., major events of the wars between Persia and the Greek city-states; reasons for Persia's failure to conquer the Aegean region; the growth of and geographic influences on the Persian Empire, from the reign of Cyrus I through the wars with Greece; sources of the conflict between the Greeks and the Persians; the four major battles of the Persian wars)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows major events of the wars between Persia and the Greek city states
     2.Knows reasons for Persia’s failure to conquer the Aegean region
     3.Understands the growth of and geographic influences on the Persian Empire, from the reign of Cyrus I through the wars with Greece
     4.Knows sources of the conflict between the Greeks and the Persians
     5.Knows the four major battles of the Persian wars
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the characteristics of Persian founding, expansion, and political organization (e.g., the political structure of Persia under Darius the Great, and how the Persian Empire ruled diverse ethnic populations; the leadership organization of Darius I, and why his "chain of command" was so effective; the effects of the Persian Wars upon the daily lives of the people of Persia and Greece)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the characteristics of the founding of Persia
     2.Understands the characteristics of Persian expansion
     3.Understands the characteristics of Persian political organization
     4.Understands the political structure of Persia under Darius the Great
     5.Understands how the Persian Empire ruled diverse ethnic populations
     6.Understands the leadership organization of Darius I and why his "chain of command" was so effective
     7.Understands the effects of the Persian Wars upon the daily lives of the people of Persia and Greece
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the major events and the significance of the Persian Wars (e.g., the long-term effects of the Persian Wars upon Greece, how the internal political and military structure of the two antagonists in the Persian Wars dictated their strategies, how the Greek city-states were able to defeat the "monolithic" Persian armies and navies, Herodotus' version of the key events of the Persian Wars and how reliable this account might be)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the major events of the Persian Wars
     2.Understands the significance of the Persian Wars
     3.Understands the long term effects of the Persian Wars upon Greece
     4.Understands how the internal political and military structure of the two antagonists in the Persian Wars dictated their strategies
     5.Understands how the Greek city states were able to defeat the "monolithic" Persian armies and navies
     6.Knows Herodotus’ version of the key events of the Persian Wars and how reliable this account might be
   Benchmark 4.Understands Persian religious beliefs (e.g., the basic teachings of Zoroastrianism; the relationship between religion and politics in Persian society and the place of Zoroastrianism within the various levels of Persian society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the basic teachings of Zoroastrianism
     2.Understands the relationship between religion and politics in Persian society
     3.Understands the place of Zoroastrianism within the various levels of Persian society