Thursday, November 19, 2015

Story of the World Vol 1 Ch 21

The Medes and the Persians (700-525 bce)

Chapter 21 tells us of a great king name Cyrus who lived in Persia or what we know today as Iran.  Cyrus was able to united the Medes and the Persians.  Instead of feeling like they had been conquered, the Medes felt as if Cyrus was treating them kindly because allowed them to stay in their own homes and some Media noblemen to have some power in his new empire. 

How The Persian Empire Was Built

Cyrus the Great


The Persian Empire

Ted Talk on Cyrus - (Probably more interesting to older children)

Additional Activities:
Read more about Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Great Coloring Page
More info on Cyrus the Great
Story of the World Quiz

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