Harlem Globetrotters - Educational Lesson - Level 1

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The Harlem Globetrotters exhibition basketball team is loved throughout the world for their brilliant ability to combine comedy, theater and amazing basketball skills. Although the Globetrotters originated in Illinois, their original manager decided to call them the "Harlem Globetrotters" because Harlem was the epicenter of African-American society and culture at that time. Students will find inspiration with this reading comprehension lesson and can test their critical thinking skills with the questions that follow.

Three fun facts about The Harlem Globetrotters:

  • Originally, the title of the group was the Savoy Big Five.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters’ signature song is "Sweet Georgia Brown."
  • In 1993, Mannie Jackson, who played on the team from 1962 to 1964, bought the team and became the first African American with a controlling ownership in an international sports team.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level One

Perfect for students starting to read full paragraphs. Level one lesson contains two short reading comprehension lessons approximately sixty plus words with three questions each as well as the answer key. 

Enjoy the videos on the Harlem Globetrotters below

Checkout their schedule and catch a game with the Harlem Globetrotters

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