September 4

Greek poet Pindar born

September 4, 518 BCE

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  • Live from Ancient Olympia!
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Live from Ancient Olympia!

    This exhibit includes sections on the cultural and historical context of the Games.

  • The Olympic Medal: It's All Greek to Us!
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    The Olympic Medal: It's All Greek to Us!

    Students are bound to be curious to know what all that Greek writing means. This lesson plan uses an EDSITEment created Greek alphabet animation

    to help students "decode" the inscription on the Olympic medal. Because the Olympic medal is both a familiar and mysterious object for students, it presents an ideal prompt to build basic literacy in the Greek alphabet. Thus, this lesson uses the Athens 2004 medal inscription as an elementary "text" to help students practice reading Greek and to help reinforce the link between ancient Greek culture and the Olympic games.

  • The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport

    Students may know that there are two components of a modern education that are closely associated with ancient Greek culture: philosophy and sports. To what extent does the role and value of sports in modern high schools resemble the role and value of sports in an ancient Greek education?

African-American students attempt to enter Little Rock Central High School

September 4, 1957

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