Ch 6: Famous Athletes Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

If you need to plan lessons about famous athletes, use this teacher resource chapter to make your planning process quick and easy! The chapter includes lesson plans, quizzes and teaching supplements that can be accessed at any time.

Famous Athletes Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find lesson planning resources for a variety of famous athletes, including Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ralph Boston and Frank Shorter. In addition to lesson plan outlines, you'll find engaging topical lessons that provide interesting facts and quotes about these athletes.

The online format of these lessons helps you easily integrate them in the classroom. You can also assign the included quizzes as in-class pop quizzes or homework assignments.

How It Helps

  • Student comprehension: Assign the lesson supplements to help your students retain the famous athlete facts you cover in class.
  • Lesson planning convenience: The online format of these resources allows you to plan famous athlete lessons at any time that fits your schedule.
  • Student assessment: Provides assignable quizzes that you can use to evaluate your students' understanding of the famous athletes you cover in class.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning famous athlete lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific famous athletes you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your physical education class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related famous athlete lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important famous athlete concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant famous athlete activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: Famous Athletes Lesson Plans
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Wilma Rudolph: Biography & Quotes

1. Wilma Rudolph: Biography & Quotes

Wilma Rudolph was an important athlete of the 20th century who did some amazing things. In this lesson, we'll explore her life and legacy and see how she fits into American athletic history.

Wilma Rudolph Lesson for Kids: Biography & Timeline

2. Wilma Rudolph Lesson for Kids: Biography & Timeline

In this lesson, we'll read Wilma Rudolph's inspiring story. This amazing woman overcame a major challenge early in her life to become one of the world's fastest runners.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Biography & Quotes

3. Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Biography & Quotes

In this lesson, you will learn about Jackie Joyner-Kersee. First, you will learn a little about her early life and then hear about her accomplishments as a track and field athlete. Finally, you can reflect on some of her inspirational quotes.

Boys in the Boat Discussion Questions

4. Boys in the Boat Discussion Questions

'The Boys in the Boat' is a non-fiction book by Daniel James Brown about America's 1936 Olympic gold medal-winning rowing team. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this book.

The Boys in the Boat Discussion Questions

5. The Boys in the Boat Discussion Questions

''The Boys in the Boat'' is a nonfiction book about the US rowing team that competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. These questions can help guide a class discussion on this book, its themes, and its approach to history.

Ralph Boston: Biography & Facts

6. Ralph Boston: Biography & Facts

It's not unusual for Americans to recognize the talents of athletes, but we don't always put our national trust in track stars. In this lesson, we'll look at the life and career of Ralph Boston and consider his impact on American history.

Frank Shorter: Biography & Quotes

7. Frank Shorter: Biography & Quotes

Frank Shorter was an American athlete who persevered through some difficult situations. In this lesson, we'll explore his life and career and see how he impacted international athletics.

The Blind Side Discussion Questions

8. The Blind Side Discussion Questions

'The Blind Side' is a 2009 movie by director John Lee Hancock that is based on the true story of the NFL offensive tackle, Michael Oher. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this movie.

Iditarod Lesson Plan

9. Iditarod Lesson Plan

Are your students familiar with the Iditarod? This lesson plan uses a text lesson that presents information on the race, its history and participants. An animated film engages students in its presentation of a key historical event.

Iditarod Lesson for Kids

10. Iditarod Lesson for Kids

Have you ever seen ''Balto'' or read ''Call of the Wild'' and dreamed of racing a team of dogs in an adventurous dogsled race? The Iditarod is the most famous dogsled race and in this lesson we will learn all about it.

Iditarod Activities & Games

11. Iditarod Activities & Games

The Iditarod is a unique theme that can open the door to other academic topics like disease, mapping and the arctic environment. This series of activities and games provides students with several entertaining, hands-on ways for exploring these topics.

Winter Olympics Lesson Plan

12. Winter Olympics Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will assist you in presenting the history and sports of the Winter Olympics. Students will be engaged through class discussion and a design and technology activity.

Winter Olympics: History & Sports

13. Winter Olympics: History & Sports

You might know that they come around every four years, but how much do you really know about the Winter Olympics? Learn about the events and champion athletes, including the history of the games, in this lesson.

World Cup Soccer Lesson Plan

14. World Cup Soccer Lesson Plan

You'll score a goal with your students with this lesson plan about World Cup soccer. Students will read a text lesson that gives them history and facts, play a fun trivia game, then do an activity to strengthen understanding.

World Cup Soccer: History & Facts

15. World Cup Soccer: History & Facts

This lesson dives into the exciting realm of World Cup soccer, better known as the game of football throughout the world. Within, you'll learn the history of the competition and a number of fun facts from World Cup trivia.

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