Lesson Plan

The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport

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Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate the arguments made in the text by finding evidence in ancient Greek primary sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • As an extension project, have class members compare their understanding of ancient Greek ideals to modern day sports, and their connection to business and popular culture in particular
Classroom Considerations
  • It may take some time to review all the materials included in the lesson; however, there is good deal of instructional support provided
  • Great collection of materials to support lesson
  • Excellent cross-curricular activity for physical education and history classes
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