Joe Louis - Educational Lesson - Level 1
Considered the first African American to accomplish the astonishing goal of becoming a hero in the U.S. several decades before the civil rights movement, Joe Louis was the world heavyweight champion of boxing from 1937-1949. Known as the "Brown Bomber", Louis is ranked as the number one boxing heavyweight of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization. Students will find inspiration with this reading comprehension lesson about Joe Louis and can test their critical thinking skills with the questions that follow.
Three fun facts about Joe Louis:
- He fought seventy-one boxing matches in his career, only losing three.
- His first defeat was at the hands of German boxer Max Schmeling, a follower of Adolf Hitler.
- When he became world champion, 100,000 Harlem residents celebrated in the streets.
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 Joe Louis below
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