Famous Black Athletes: They Broke The Color Barrier

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There are hundreds of Black Americans who can be celebrated during Black History Month, but the four covered in this unit will especially appeal to students who love sports. “Famous Black Athletes: They Broke the Color Barrier” has 32 slides and a 25-page script with over 270 details that discuss the personal sufferings, athletic triumphs, and fascinating facts about the lives of these black heroes. The last slide has several questions the teacher may use for oral discussion or for written answers by students. Covered in the unit are Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals in track at the 1936 Olympics; Jackie Robinson who was the first black baseball player in the major leagues; Althea Gibson who was the first black to win international championships in tennis and was the first black woman on the Ladies Pro Golf Tour; and Wilma Robinson who overcame polio to become the fastest woman in the world when she won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics. The slide show includes hyperlinks to videos of each athlete, and the script contains many inspirational quotes by each athlete. While celebrating Black History Month, you might also like to look at my slideshows on Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, and Bass Reeves. I have also created units that require students to search the internet to create slide shows of their own on 30 famous black men and women. I plan to also offer slideshows on Harriet Tubman, Matthew Henson, and famous black scientists, musicians, doctors, abolitionists, and women. All slideshows are available as Apple Keynotes and Microsoft PowerPoints and the scripts are posted as PDFs.
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Famous Black Athletes:  They Broke The Color Barrier
Famous Black Athletes:  They Broke The Color Barrier
Famous Black Athletes:  They Broke The Color Barrier
Famous Black Athletes:  They Broke The Color Barrier
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