Why Lesson Planet?
Students read an article about the loss of Wisconsin by Nevada in a basketball game. As a class, they determine if the lack of attention to Nevada because they were ranked lower helped them win the game against higher ranked Wisconsin. In groups, they create a graphic organizer showing what happens to a team when they go from unknown to known in a very short time. They write an essay on an event in their lives that was made possible by an alignment of the stars.