Everything you need to understand or teach Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. by Peter Green.
Alexander of Macedon by Peter Green is a historical biography of King Alexander. The king, who was born in 356 BC to Philip of Macedon and Olympias, became a ruthless tyrant and foreign aggressor who conquered most of the Persian Empire. Where his father Philip consolidated and unified Greece, his son had dreams of world conquest and spent ten years conquering parts of the Persian Empire.
Alexander spent three years studying with Aristotle, and from this training, he developed an analytical mind and an interest in science, Philip warned him to stay away from the teachings of the sophists and to concentrate on things that would help him in politics and war. When his father was leaving for a campaign against Greece, Alexander was recalled to Pella to rule in his father absence. Eventually Philip rejected Alexander saying he wasn't his son and Alexander and Olympias went into exile...
Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Lesson Plans contain 125 pages of teaching material, including: