JSE-MESC | ISBN 978-0-789151-17-9 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-MEHC | ISBN 978-0-780792-75-3 | Hardcover | $21.95

The Main Event, Student Book

JSE-MESC | ISBN 978-0-789151-17-9 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-MEHC | ISBN 978-0-780792-75-3 | Hardcover | $21.95
The Main Event, Student Book
"The Main Event: What Is the Value of Sport?" This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
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Contents

Prologue

Nine Triads
Lillian Morrison

Creating Context

Friendly Competitors • A Sporting Chance • Sports Hall of Fame • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What Is Sport?

Thinking Skill: Defining

The Defender (short story)
Robert Lipsyte
Watching Gymnasts (poem)
Robert Francis
Challenge (poem)
Samuel Hazo
Analysis of Baseball (poem)
May Swenson
In the Pocket (poem)
James Dickey
Calvinball (cartoon)
Bill Watterson
The Olympics in Ancient Greece (article)
Richard D. Burns / Diana Falls

Cluster Two: What Does It Mean to Be an Athlete?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

This Girl Gets Her Kicks (essay)
Rick Reilly
White Men Can Jump (essay)
Dan Cray
Joan Benoit (poem)
Rina Ferrarelli
When the Boys Taught Their Coach (article)
Richard Alan Nesbitt
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (essay)
Dave Barry
Just Once (short story)
Thomas J. Dygard

Cluster Three: Is Winning Everything?

Thinking Skill: Inferring

Dying to Win (article)
Merrell Noden
Granny Ed and the Lewisville Raiders (short story)
Rae Rainey
The Noble Experiment (autobiography)
Jackie Robinson, as told to Alfred Duckett
Walking Away, While He Still Can (article)
Ira Berkow

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

Seen & Heard (interviews)
Mary Motley Kalergis

  • Jamez Lynch, age 17
  • Cam Powell, age 16
  • The Decline of Sport (essay)
    E. B. White
    A Quiet Wedding (short story)
    William Hazlett Upson
    Stealing for Girls (short story)
    Will Weaver