S: The Search for the Truth
BC: The End
FC: Alexander the Great and the Search for the Truth
1: Ally Renehan | Scrapbook by: | 2/6/12 | Period 7 | Scrapbook Project | Sky
2: The Pursuit of Power | Alexander did not unintentionally become "Great". His path to greatness was planned out by his mother, Olympias. | Olympias had everything planned down to the tee. She was one of Phillip II of Macedon's many wives, and she knew exactly what was needed to make a great leader. | Education is a must-have for every leader. And for little Alexander, only the best teacher will do. So Aristotle was brought in to tutor Alexander when | he was seven. They spent hours every day, arguing, discussing, and learning, for seven years. At that point Alexander had learned all that Aristotle could teach. | When he turned fourteen, he was enlisted in Macedon's military. From there, he gradually worked his way up, gaining his men's respect and support.
3: The Start of the Search | By age 18, Alexander had a very powerful position in the military, and took part in Macedon's invasion of Greece. | A little while after that, "tragedy" struck. Phillip II was assassinated y one of his own body guards while attending a daughter's | wedding in Macedon. No one knows why he was murdered, because the guard was killed immediately after stabbing the king. At the time, it was believed that the gods did it, but now a common theory is that Olympias planned it. | This is assumed because Alexander was the heir to the throne. Once Phillip died, Alexander continued with the old king's plans of conquering Persia. | A few months later, Alexander started his successive conquest. Once he finished, he burned Persepolis, the ex-capitol of Persia, to avenge for the burning of Athens. | Once Alexander the Great achieved power, he focused on finding the truth.
4: The Pursuit of Truth | After his many conquests, Alexander the Great traveled around his empire learning and unifying their cultures. He | established numerous cities, libraries, and universities, promoting education and learning. He also talked with the greatest | professors and philosophers to try to find/understand the truth.
5: Positive Consequences: | -Since he brought different cultures together in one place, he created a more worldly culture. -Also, he promoted education, which benefits everyone. | Negative Consequences: | -Since the truth is always changing, he would never be able to stop searching for the truth, which would just lead him in circles for the rest of his life -Also, since he was combining cultures, people can lose the items that define their culture.
6: Reflection | For this project, one thing I thought went well was the designing of the scrapbook. Mixbook.com is very easy to use and its program never froze up. Another thing that went well was the inserting of the pictures. It took no time at all and it was very easy to format. One thing that did not go quite as well was the positive or negative consequences because what might of been bad for one person, could be good for another. One thing I learned about the truth was that it is constantly changing, and different people believe different versions of the truth, so if you combine all beliefs, you can get really close to the truth. One thing I learned about the search for the truth is that is is never-ending. Once you find one truth, there are millions of other ones you want to know. If you try to find every truth, you will never be satisfied.
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