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Lesson Plan: Napoleon is Defeated at the Battle of Waterloo

Details of the Lesson

This lesson is designed for high school students studying European history. It will cover the events leading up to the Battle of Waterloo, the battle itself, and the aftermath. The lesson will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the events leading up to the Battle of Waterloo
  • Understand the significance of the Battle of Waterloo in European history
  • Can analyze primary sources related to the Battle of Waterloo

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the events leading up to the Battle of Waterloo. Students will then work in pairs to analyze primary sources related to the battle, such as letters from soldiers and newspaper articles. After this, the class will come together for a group discussion on the significance of the battle. Finally, students will complete a short quiz to assess their understanding of the material.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook readings on Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo
  • Primary sources related to the Battle of Waterloo
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Quiz questions

Activities

  1. Lecture on the events leading up to the Battle of Waterloo
  2. Pair work analyzing primary sources
  3. Group discussion on the significance of the battle
  4. Short quiz to assess understanding

Assessment

Students will be assessed through their participation in the group discussion and their performance on the quiz.

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11 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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