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YEAR 3: ANCIENT GREECE (five lessons): Lesson 5. Marathon and Thermopylae

After learning about the Persian wars, this lesson focuses on two battles, one representing Athenian might and one Spartan heroism. The battles refer to the Persian invasion of 490 and 480 B.C.E. the students are asked to fill in a news article about Marathon and Thermopylae.  They can write also a poem if they wish.