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Lesson Plan: The First Modern Olympic Games Open in Athens

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: 6-8

Duration: 60 minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the history and significance of the first modern Olympic Games
  • Understand the cultural and political context in which the games were held
  • Can analyze primary sources to draw conclusions about the games

Methodology

This lesson will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and primary source analysis.

Resources/Materials

  • Primary source documents related to the first modern Olympic Games
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Projector and screen

Activities

Introduction (10 minutes)

The teacher will introduce the topic of the first modern Olympic Games and provide some background information on the cultural and political context in which they were held.

Lecture and Discussion (20 minutes)

The teacher will give a brief lecture on the history and significance of the first modern Olympic Games, followed by a class discussion on the topic.

Primary Source Analysis (25 minutes)

Students will work in small groups to analyze primary source documents related to the first modern Olympic Games. They will be asked to draw conclusions about the games based on the information presented in the documents.

Conclusion (5 minutes)

The teacher will lead a class discussion on the conclusions drawn by the students and provide some final thoughts on the topic.

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