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The Time Compass: Persia

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From shepherds to conquerors of most of the known world, the Persians ruled with sensitivity to the cultures of others and a tolerance rooted in their acceptance of the Zoroastrian principle of duality. The episode tells how Darius and other Persian leaders attempted to build a universal empire and were largely successful until Alexander the Great invaded with his mighty armies. The episode closes with a brief introduction to the Library of Alexandria, which was a symbol of the knowledge and unity of all civilizations in the known world.

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    Gary B. (Sandy, UT)
    October 29th, 2020 at 04:23 PM

    Great video, really enriches the subject.

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    T L. (Watkinsville, GA)
    October 30th, 2017 at 01:47 PM

    Fun and engaging for middle school students.

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    Anonymous (Federal Way, WA)
    March 28th, 2017 at 09:08 AM

    The accurate closed captioning helps my DHH students understand the content much better. My Gen. Ed. students also benefit from the multi-sensory presentation of the content. Thank-you!