(from ESPN) Ronda Rousey made history by becoming the UFC's first female bantamweight champion. Where did this force of nature come from? And how high can Rousey go? The film takes an inside look at that fight and how Rousey's ascension is paving the way for female fighters. A link to this film is part of the resource packet.
These lessons examine the history and arguments for and against Title IX. An NPR story explores this history, as does a Ted Talk, which takes animated form. A link is provided to several videos depicting woman succeeding because of Title IX.
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. An assessment synthesis essay from either having access to the 3rd Edition of Cliff’s AP English Language and Composition book or by going to a link of the book is used which also has a rubric and student essay samples. Complete Common Core standards and Essential and Key Questions are included. The essay serves as excellent synthesis preparation. All lessons have an opening, work session, and closing.
Tags: AP English Language, Title IX, Mixed Martial Arts, argument, Socratic Seminar, Women’s Athletics, American Literature, Common Core, Ted Talks, NPR, non-fiction, gender equality