Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides

Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
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This file includes 2 different viewing guides for students to complete as they view Finkel, Martin, and Paley's Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013). You can choose which is more appropriate for your students.

According to Amazon, Schooled: The Price of College Sports is "[b]ased on The Cartel by Pulitzer Prize Winning civil rights scholar Taylor Branch, and his article in The Atlantic, 'The Shame of College Sports,' Schooled: The Price of College Sports is a comprehensive look at the business, history and culture of college sports in America and how it became a billion dollar industry built on the backs of athletes who are deprived of numerous rights." The documentary is 80 minutes and can be streamed using Netflix. As a result, many students can watch the documentary and complete the viewing guide independently.

The first worksheet asks students to take chronological notes, then complete 16 questions/sub-questions. The second worksheet includes pre-viewing discussion questions (2), viewing questions (27), and post-viewing questions (6). The Word documents are editable, so you can choose which questions are best for your students. The handouts are designed to keep students engaged while they analyze the documentary's argument and consider their own position. Because the subject of the documentary is high-interest, students find the argument very accessible and engaging.

Once completed, I often ask students to write an argument essay, choosing a position on whether or not college athletes should be paid. Students can use the documentary as evidence.

*WARNING: There is one instance of profanity (BS) at 10:53.
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Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
Schooled: The Price of College Sports Viewing Guides
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