Students will be able to explain the accomplishments Muhammad Ali made in his life and its relevance to our current culture.
-Student handouts about Muhammad Ali's early life, career accomplishments, social activism, and legacy
-Video clips of his most famous fights
-Quotes from Muhammad Ali
1. Introduction (10 minutes):
-Welcome students and explain the purpose of the lesson.
-Provide students with a brief background about Muhammad Ali and why he is considered one of the most important figures in 20th century history.
-Show a brief video about Muhammad Ali.
2. Discussion (20 minutes):
-Discuss the student handouts on Muhammad Ali.
-Discuss his career accomplishments, such as winning three world heavyweight boxing championships and becoming an Olympian at the young age of 18.
-Discuss his social activism and how he spoke out against the Vietnam War, racism, and oppressive regimes.
-Discuss his legacy and why Muhammad Ali still resonates with people today.
3. Activity (10 minutes):
-Show students video clips of Muhammad Ali’s most famous fights.
-Discuss with students how his boxing style was unique and why it made him so successful.
-Discuss how these fight clips can be used as metaphors for facing other challenges in life.
4. Conclusion (10 minutes):
-Discuss the impact of Muhammad Ali's life on current culture and how he still inspires people today.
-Discuss some of his famous quotes and how they resonate with students.
-Discuss how the lesson shows how one person can make an impact on the world.
-Ask students to reflect on the lesson and how it has impacted them.