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Joe Louis - Educational Lesson - SL

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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 Supplemental Lessons

People learn in many different ways. One of the best ways to ensure that every lesson is forever remembered is by purchasing the supplemental lesson for each lesson. All of the supplemental lessons will contain three different activities to help build an understanding of the topic, and help reinforce what they have learned.

  • With your supplemental lesson, you can expect to receive a vocabulary list which will feature ten words and their definitions as they are related to the text.
  • For easy learning you will also enjoy ten fun facts that pertain to the lesson.
  • In addition to these tools, every supplemental lesson you also contain one word search puzzle.

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