In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali | Summer Spark!

Wednesday, August 10, 2 PM

For this week’s Summer Spark we’re thrilled to highlight this episode of In Their Own Words. Take a look and then dive deeper with resources about the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali on PBS LearningMedia.

In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali follows Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.

PBS LearningMedia

Muhammad Ali | Ken Burns in the Classroom Collection

Grades 6-12
The Muhammad Ali | Ken Burns in the Classroom Collection includes seven media-rich Social Studies and English Language Arts resources for grades 6–12. Explore educational themes including sports in society, personal identity, and physical and mental health.

School is out for summer, but that doesn’t mean curiosity stops! Mountain Lake PBS’ Summer Spark block runs each weekday from 1-3 PM, with programs ideal for kids in grades 6-12. Encourage creativity with the arts, kick start your imagination with STEM, and expand your horizons with stories from across the globe!

Each week, we’ll highlight a show from our Summer Spark block, and share a PBS LearningMedia resource — great for middle and high school students and families looking to spark curiosity this summer. Follow along on the Learn & Play Blog, or subscribe to our newsletter!