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Althea Gibson becomes the first African American to win a Wimbledon tennis title

Lesson Plan

Details of the Lesson

This lesson is designed for high school students in a history or sports class. The lesson will cover the life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African American to win a Wimbledon tennis title. The lesson will take approximately 60 minutes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the life and achievements of Althea Gibson
  • Understand the challenges faced by African American athletes during the 1950s
  • Can analyze the impact of Althea Gibson's achievements on the civil rights movement

Methodology

The lesson will be delivered through a combination of lecture, discussion, and group activities. The teacher will begin by providing a brief overview of Althea Gibson's life and achievements. The students will then engage in a class discussion about the challenges faced by African American athletes during the 1950s. The teacher will then divide the class into small groups and assign each group a specific aspect of Althea Gibson's life to research and present to the class. The lesson will conclude with a class discussion about the impact of Althea Gibson's achievements on the civil rights movement.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook or online resources about Althea Gibson
  • Access to a computer and projector for class presentation
  • Paper and pens for group activities

Activities

  • Lecture on Althea Gibson's life and achievements
  • Class discussion about the challenges faced by African American athletes during the 1950s
  • Small group research and presentation on specific aspects of Althea Gibson's life
  • Class discussion about the impact of Althea Gibson's achievements on the civil rights movement

Assessment

The students will be assessed through their participation in the class discussion and group activities. The teacher will also evaluate the quality of the group presentations.

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This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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