Lesson 1 (from Before and After)
Before and After
Who is Lance Armstrong, and what part of his life does this book cover? The objective of this lesson is to get to know Lance Armstrong and understand what portion of his life this book illuminates.
1. Class Discussion: Who is Lance Armstrong? Discuss everything the class knows about him from reading this chapter and from having learned about this athlete in the news. What are some of his accomplishments? What obstacles did he overcome? How has the press portrayed him?
2. Written Assignment: Write a paragraph describing Lance's overnight transformation from healthy, promising athlete to cancer patient.
3. Small Group Activity: Within your group, talk about the following: How is Lance Armstrong known today? How old was he when he discovered he had cancer? Where was he in his cycling career at that time? Of all the accomplishments you are aware of, which ones...
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