The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Fun Activities

Daniel James Brown
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 144 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Attend a Regatta

Eight-oared rowing is the central focus of The Boys in the Boat. Arrange for students to attend a regatta locally and discuss how the race relates to the narrative.

Model Boat

Using the techniques discussed in The Boys in the Boat, build a model of a rowing vessel like those used by competitive crews.

Battles of WWII

Conduct research on the various battles of World War II and develop a map that examines where these military actions took place in relation to the settings visited by the individuals in The Boys in the Boat.

Obituary

Locate an obituary from one of the figures in the narrative. Present the obituary to the class and discuss the characteristics of this individual and their portrayal in the narrative.

News Article

Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the narrative and...

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