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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.
- 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
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.
- Textbook readings on Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo
- Primary sources related to the Battle of Waterloo
- Whiteboard and markers
- Quiz questions
- Lecture on the events leading up to the Battle of Waterloo
- Pair work analyzing primary sources
- Group discussion on the significance of the battle
- Short quiz to assess understanding
Students will be assessed through their participation in the group discussion and their performance on the quiz.