9th Grade Social Studies Summer Reading Assignment Directions



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New Dorp High School Social Studies Department

Ms. D. DeAngelis, Principal Mr. A. Antinoro, A.P.



9th Grade Social Studies Summer Reading Assignment

Directions: Please read the following book: Alexander the Great: Master of the Ancient World by Doug Wilhelm (Publisher: Scholastic). After reading the book, please answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  1. Describe the steps that Alexander the Great and his mother took to ensure his rise to power.

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  1. How did Alexander the Great expand his empire following his rise to power?

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  1. How did Alexander the Great treat King Darius and his family? If you were Alexander the Great, would you have acted in a similar manner?

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  1. How did Alexander the Great adopt the cultures of the people he conquered? How did he spread various cultures throughout his empire?

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  1. Why did Alexander the Great decide to turn back after he conquered northern India? Do you agree with his decision? Explain why or why not.

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  1. What were the greatest causes of Alexander the Great’s downfall?

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  1. In your opinion, was Alexander the Great a hero or a villain? Write an essay in which you use evidence to justify your claim and recognize alternative viewpoints. Please attach additional pages if necessary.

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