Billy Mills (Unit #1)- Who is Billy Mills?

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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19 pages


Students will answer the questions: Who is Billy Mills? Why is he a role model? Students learn about the hero that Billy Mills school is named after, and how he models positive values. As a Native American, Mills overcame hardship and utilized educational opportunities to become an iconic sports champion, lifelong activist, and role model for Native American and all youth.

This unit includes:

Pre-reading questions & strategies

Biography reading

Analysis short-answer questions + KEY

Timeline questions + KEY

Vocabulary worksheets + KEY

Paragraph & Essay writing topics, outline guide

Video links

Ted Talk listening activity, summary, vocabulary, paragraph writing activity

Extended learning: analyze a Non-profit Organization, What is Poverty

Compare & contrast articles

Supplemental Lessons!

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Unit #2- What Does The Billy Mills Mural Mean?

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Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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