Althea Gibson

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What would it like to be the first person to achieve something? Read about Althea Gibson, the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, to win at Wimbledon, and more. Class members respond to questions to demonstrate their understanding of the text, and to connect the text to their own lives. An option to consider other pioneers is also provided.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Help your pupils more fully understand the text by teaching them how to mark the text
  • Comes with both a color and black-and-white image of the cover of the issue of TIME the article came from
  • Provides a timeline of Gibson's life alongside the questions for reading and connecting
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