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Gladiators and Football

Gladiator and football players
Lesson Plan Author(s): 
Rachel Phillips & Jessica Sultemeier
Topic: 
Gladiators and Football
Teaching Area: 
World Studies from 750 BCE to 1600 CE: Ancient Greece to the First Global Age
Standards: 
ONLS.SS.7.2; CCSS.ELALiteracy. WHST.68.2a
Grade Level: 
7
Origins Item(s): 

Knocking opponents to the ground, intense hatred for adversaries, and roaring crowds cheering for a victory. Does this describe 21st century United States’ football or gladiatorial games of the middle ages? How do these events compare? This lesson will compare and contrast the Roman Gladiatorial Games to American football. The lesson will end with students researching topics and creating an Infographic to increase awareness about the consequences of playing American football.

Files for download:

Gladiators-and-Football-LessonPlan.pdf

Gladiators-and-Football-Presentation.pptx 

Video-Handout-Gladiators.pdf 

Key Words: 
Gladiators, football, compare and contrast
Teaching Level: 
Middle Childhood