Social Courage and Thresholds: “Revisionist History” Lesson

Activate prior knowledge:

  1. Discuss what causes peer pressure.
  2. Ask: Is it always a bad thing to be easily influenced by other people?
  3. Discuss what the “mob mentality” is.
  4. Ask: What kinds of character qualities must a person have in order to master a skill?

Play the Revisionist History¬†podcast “The Big Man Can’t Shoot” in segments for students. Create a worksheet for them from the given outline so they can take notes on while they listen:¬†Outline.

Discuss, and look at the following articles:

http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/10/a-deep-dive-into-the-granny-shot

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/granny-shot-master-rick-barry-is-glad-someone-had-the-guts-to-bring-it-back-to-the-nba/2016/12/27/0558ab6a-cc73-11e6-a87f-b917067331bb_story.html?utm_term=.b6732c83fd55

http://discovermagazine.com/2008/the-body/07-physics-proves-it-everyone-should-shoot-granny-style

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2012/12/13/3758698/rick-barry-underhand-free-throw-nba

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