Michigan vs. Ohio State: A Serious Rivalry!
Betty Ford: Sports and Popular Culture
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: Three to four class periods
Sports rivalries, particularly among schools and colleges, often are exciting ways in which to create a sense of community and belonging among students at the respective schools. Participating in these rivalries is often fun, and builds school spirit. President Ford played football for the University of Michigan, and experienced first-hand, one of the great college rivalries of all time, Michigan vs. Ohio State.
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This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University, with some inspiration from a lesson plan on Nationalism and the Olympics.