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Students analyze the lifetime accomplishments of Muhammad Ali in the area of sports and his role as a catalyst for social change.
Students research Muhammad Ali's act of civil disobedience. For this civil disobedience lesson, students research Ali's defiance of the Vietnam War draft and compare his reasoning to Martin Luther King's thoughts on the war. Students debate nonviolent action and write a response to Ali's violent/nonviolent nature in his life and draft resistance.
Students research the lives of Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis. In groups, they analyze the life of one of these boxers. They create their own presentation and share with the class.
Students examine the actions of Tommie Smith, John Carlos, and Muhammad Ali. For this United States history lesson, students explore primary and secondary sources regarding acts of political activism. Students participate in speed debating regarding the topic and then create visual depictions of their opinions regarding political activism.
Seventh graders explore how influential people have taken a stand on difficult issues and the consequences that followed. This lesson connect American studens with students in England who present their own person for exploration.
Students analyze the life of Jack Johnson and his relationship with other boxers. They write about his life by using the same style as Muhammad Ali, his taunts and boasts using rhyming.
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in efforts to analyze the images and make inferences prior to discovering their individual contributions.
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson plan, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in efforts to analyze the images and make inferences prior to discovering their individual contributions.
In this famous people worksheet, students read about Vaneeza Ahmed and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to synonym matching, sequencing, writing, spelling and vocabulary activities.
Students explore the implications of the draft during the Vietnam War. For this Vietnam lesson, students analyze the lyrics of songs that explore differents opinions of the Vietnam draft. Students particpate in a role-play activity that requires them to consider the amnesty of the men who fled to Canada to dodge the draft and then write culminating essays.
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson.
Providing a thorough outline in the first few slides, this presentation takes viewers through the history and characteristics of Islam. Especially helpful are the slides that clear up common misconceptions about Islam, such as the meaning of "jihad" and the Qu'ran's true message on the conduct of war. The presentation also details the scientific contributions of the Muslim people.
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the comparison of India and Pakistan. They construct a venn diagram comparing the two while conducting research. There are several extension activities that include a timeline, visual biography, and visual vocabulary.
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by 'We didn't start the fire', and why do you think this has historical relevance, or does it?"
Students complete a variety of activities (using the Washington Post Newspaper) that reinforce concepts involved in sports writing.
Students examine the correct proportions of the human face. They create a blind contour drawing and a self-portrait. They view portraits and discuss their significance.
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods of progress in African-American military history.
Students read the article "Disabled Skier Designs His Way to Be a Daredevil." They discuss using the questions on the lesson plan. Students create large sized baseball cards featuring competitive, disabled athletes.
Learners design original artworks to show characteristics of their hero. In this hero art lesson, student recognize the qualities that make someone a hero to them. Students create an original artwork in the medium of their choice to represent their hero.

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