Sports-History Analogies: 20 Bundled Readings and Activities

Sports-History Analogies: 20 Bundled Readings and Activities
Sports-History Analogies: 20 Bundled Readings and Activities
Sports-History Analogies: 20 Bundled Readings and Activities
Sports-History Analogies: 20 Bundled Readings and Activities
Sports-History Analogies: 20 Bundled Readings and Activities
Sports-History Analogies: 20 Bundled Readings and Activities
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These bundled readings and activities will help to engage your students with sports and history analogies!

These analogies come from a series of sports-history comparisons in Nick's store, comparing American sports figures to American historical figures.

The following is a list of the first twenty sports-history analogies:
1 Most Overrated: Joe Namath and Christopher Columbus

2 Most Important Birthplaces in American Colonial and Sports History:
Canton, Ohio and Jamestown, Virginia

3 Mankind is Inherently Selfish: Terrell Owens and Thomas Hobbes

4 The Absence of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Means the Citizen’s Right
to Fight:
Muhammad Ali and John Locke

5 Biggest Witch Hunts: Duke University Men’s Lacrosse and Salem, Massachusetts

6 Greatest Capitalists: Jerry Jones and Adam Smith

7 The Most Controversial Decision-Making Bodies:
The NCAA and the Supreme Court of the United States

8 America’s Most Preeminent Leaders: Vince Lombardi and George Washington

9 The Greatest Teams in History: The Dream Team and Founding Fathers

10 The Most Multitalented, Versatile Americans: Bo Jackson and Benjamin Franklin

11 Greatest Inventions that Backfired: Sports Instant Replay and Eli Whitney’s Cotton
Gin

12 Most Infamous Duels:
Tony Harding vs. Nancy Kerrigan and Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr

13 Best Deals in American History: The St. Louis Spirits and the Louisiana Purchase

14 The Most Racist Leaders: Donald Sterling and Andrew Jackson

15 Greatest to Have Never Won the Big One: Ted Williams and Henry Clay

16 The Most Destined to Expand:
NBA’s International Expansion and Manifest Destiny

17 The Most Deranged: Mike Tyson and Edgar Allen Poe

18 Greatest Comebacks: 2004 ALCS and the Texas Revolution of 1836

19 The Most Famous Celebrities to Die in Battle: Pat Tillman and Davy Crockett

20 The Most Notable Careers that Ended Before Even Getting Started:
Len Bias and William Henry Harrison


Instructors will receive the following for each of the 20 readings:
1. 3-4 page reading comparing the historical and sports figures. (Note: These short readings each have full citations.)
2. Five critical-thinking questions
3. Teacher's answer key
4. It is suggested that teachers hold class discussions based on students' responses to the handout's questions.

This product is licensed for use in one classroom. For additional discounted licenses if the product will be used in more than one classroom, please click on "Buy Multiple Licenses." Thank you for your interest in my store!
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120 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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