His father was the King of Greece and he was tutored by the best minds in Greece 6. Neither chemistry nor biology bore any definite relationship to trade or to the forms of industry then in existence and apparently they were not regarded as having much practical value. For example, Queen Olympias may want to write to Aristotle concerning her son's education. He was born poor and had to fight to survive b. Once that is determined, you will find out who these people are and begin a postcard campaign with one another. But his chief title to fame comes from his deduction that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun.
Questions on this quiz are based on information from. Especially significant was the work of Herophilus of Chalcedon, who conducted his researches in Alexandria about the beginning of the third century. He was the first to reject absolutely the humoral theory of disease and to condemn excessive blood-letting as a method of cure. The Egyptians gained power and took it over d. Until the middle of the nineteenth century his Elements of Geometry remained the accepted basis for the study of that branch of mathematics.
What became the common language of the lands that Alexander controlled? As you read these questions and answers about Alexander pick five mentioned locations that interest you. You may be as creative as you would like with your scrapbook and add to the postcard collection. Include information about the significance of these episodes to the conquests of Alexander the Great, the expansion of his empire, and his legend, or life. His horse which he had since he was a kid b. It was made a separate experimental science by Archimedes of Syracuse. It was divided up between his top generals c. Alexander himself had given some financial encouragement to the progress of research.
How many cities did Alexander name Alexandria? The value of this last discovery in laying the basis for a knowledge of the circulation of the blood can hardly be overestimated. One of his successors divided the earth into the five climatic zones which are still recognized and explained the ebb and flow of the tides as due to the influence of the moon. He was born to middle class parents and came into power through the army c. Why did the Egyptians welcome Alexander? Indeed, many of the achievements of the modern age would scarcely have been possible without the discoveries of the scientists of Alexandria, Syracuse, Pergamum, and other great cities of the Hellenistic world. How old was Alexander when he died? Questions on this quiz are based on information from. Being an excellent musician and singer e.
Once your correspondences have ended, work with your group to create a scrapbook of all your postcards. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. A can be downloaded in the Media Gallery. His best friend and one of his top generals c. These postcards must reflect the culture it was written in. Perhaps none of the Hellenistic advances in science surpassed in importance the progress in medicine.
How old was Alexander the Great when he died? Your score will be displayed. . He was tired of fighting b. Why did Alexander turn back and not conquer India? More important was the stimulus provided for intellectual inquiry by the fusion of Chaldean and Egyptian science with the learning of the Greeks. Remember to record the date and all of the historical figures involved in any events that took place at each location.
Or you may be King Darius writing to Alexander asking him to please leave his kingdom alone! What were a few of the things that Alexander learned as a child? His fame was eventually overshadowed, however, by the reputation of Ptolemy of Alexandria, the last of the Hellenistic astronomers. His teacher of the arts, math, and science d. Being a philosopher and thinker 3. Closely allied with astronomy were two other sciences, mathematics and geography. Besides, it was not in harmony with the beliefs of the Jews and other Orientals who made up so large a percentage of the Hellenistic population.
WebQuest: Task Begin your WebQuest by learning some basic. Alexander the Great was one of the most notable kings in history. He produced the most accurate map that had yet been devised, with the surface of the earth divided into degrees of latitude and longitude. Using the suggested internet sites, research the questions and hand in your completed answer sheets by the due date. Unfortunately this deduction was not accepted by his successors.
The list includes a fire engine, a siphon, a force pump, a hydraulic organ, a slot machine, a catapult operated by compressed air, a thermoscope, and even a steam engine. University of California Press, 1997. How many generals divided the empire that Alexander created? The only other astronomer of much importance in the Hellenistic Age was Hipparchus, who did his most valuable work in Alexandria in the latter half of the second century B. Opportunities for engaging activities for middle and high school students can be found in the life and conquests of Alexander the Great. The first 5 questions can be found on this website: 6. Take the pyramid challenge at 3.