The third-grade students studied about the creation of the Bulgarian state. They learned that in 632 the Bulgars, originally from Central Asia, formed an independent state that became known as Great Bulgaria under the leadership of Khan Kubrat. Pressure from the Khazars led to the subjugation of Great Bulgaria in the second half of the 7th century. One of the Kubrat’s successors, Khan Asparukh, migrated with some of the Bulgar tribes to the area, around the Danube delta, and subsequently conquered Scythia Minor and Moesia Superior from the Byzantine Empire, expanding his new kingdom further into the Balkan Peninsula. A peace treaty with Byzantium in 681 and the establishment of a permanent Bulgarian capital at Pliska south of the Danube mark the beginning of the First Bulgarian Empire.
The children drew a colorful historical filmstrip.