The world lost one of it's greatest humanitarians and athletes when Muhammad Ali passed on Friday. The purpose of this lesson is to pay tribute to a great man and the legacy his life leaves behind by focusing on a pivotal period in his life which is when he chose to take a stand and refuse to enlist in the military to fight in the war in Vietnam. The lesson will encourage students to engage in close and active reading and to think about how critical and pivotal this decision was in his life.The end of the lesson encourages students to think about the lessons his stand teaches us as a society and how we can apply those lessons to our own lives. Please drop a rating if you choose to download. Enjoy .