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April 25, 2014

April 21-April 25 Lesson Plan Roundup

We’ve had some great lesson plan requests lately. Keep ‘em coming!  Or, submit one of your own.

Leonardo da Vinci — Mona Lisa
Through the use of various primary and secondary sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the story behind Leonardo’s most famous oil painting the Mona Lisa, how and why the painting was created, how the painting ended up in the Louvre and why it continues to be studied by scholars and artists to this day.

Great War (1914-1918) — Battle of the Somme 1916
Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, students here will understand the basic facts of the Battle of the Somme, the strategy and objectives of the British and French commanders in the offensive, how allied mistakes cost tens (perhaps hundreds) of thousands of lives unnecessarily, why the British and French “success” at the Somme was ultimately seen as a failure, and how the Somme ultimately doomed the German army to eventual defeat on the Western Front.

 

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