Boxing Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Boxing is a popular exercise program, and in this lesson, students will learn about the history of boxing and the rules. They will read a lesson, answer discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define boxing
  • discuss the history of boxing
  • explain the art of boxing as aerobic exercise


60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.5

Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


  • Hard copies of the What is Boxing? - Definition & Rules lesson and lesson quiz
  • Video clip of a famous boxer
  • Computers with internet connectivity, presentation software and projection capability
  • Smart devices (optional)
  • Jump ropes, boxing gloves, punching bag for extension


  • Begin the lesson by playing the video clip of the famous boxer.
  • Afterwards, ask students to guess the name of the boxer.
  • Then ask them to identify another famous boxer and discuss why they are considered great.
  • Now explain that this lesson explores the history of boxing, its rules and popularity as an aerobic exercise.
  • Distribute the What is Boxing? - Definition & Rules lesson, ask a student to read 'More Than Just a Fist Fight' and 'What Exactly Is Boxing?' out loud, then start the following discussion:
    • Define boxing.
    • Discuss the history of boxing.
    • Define aerobic exercise.
    • Explain how boxing is considered an aerobic exercise.
  • Now ask another volunteer to read 'Rules of Boxing' out loud, then pose the following discussion points:
    • Which rule do you believe is most important? Why?
    • What are boxing workout stations?
    • Describe the benefits of boxing workout stations.
  • Afterwards, distribute the lesson quiz, pair students and ask them to answer each question.
  • Then review for accuracy.

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