This Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist lesson plan also includes:
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful lesson sure to motivate all class members.
- If time permits, also show the portion of the interview with Michael Parkinson in which Muhammad Ali discusses Parkinson disease and the video of Ali lighting the torch at the 1996 Olympics
- The lesson may be assigned and shared through Google Classroom
- Learners get to see Ali as a young man and gain an appreciation of his wit, his social conscience, and his range of interests