Contributions in Sports

Review sources that address issues in sports that focus on sports and educational success, discrimination in sports and athlete activism.

a. Jackie Robinson: What if There Had Been No Color Line?

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b. “Elite Athletes also Excel at Some Cognitive Tasks” from ScienceDaily, 18 March 2013.

c. A Class Action Hero Fights To End Gender Discrimination In High School Sports, Feb. 2017

Instructions (Issues in Sports)

Issues: Select one topic from a-f above and address the following:

1. Briefly summarize the content of the source

2. What are two main issues highlighted and why do they concern the author(s)?

3. What do you see as one strength and one weakness in the way this issue has been discussed in the source?

Individual Contributions in Sports:

Here are some examples: (Select one)

· Moses Walker

· Welday Walker

· Jackie Robinson

· Althea Gibson

· Wilma Rudolph

· Muhammad Ali

· Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods

· Calvin Peete

· Ethel Funches

· Anne Gregory

· Any other athlete of your choice

Instructions: Individual Contributions in Sports

1. Select one person and briefly discuss his/her family and educational background

2. Highlight two of his/her contributions to sports and two challenges he/she faced

3. What two lessons we can learn from his/her experience in relation to the historical period during which the person participated in sports?


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