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School Trips

Schedule your school or group for a visit to the Muhammad Ali Center and discover greatness within!

RACE: Are We So Different?

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This new, forthcoming exhibit at the Ali Center is NOW BOOKING for September 27th, 2016 – January 2nd, 2017.

Look around. Even small children notice that people look different. These differences have offered us strength, community, and identity, but they have also been used as the foundation of our greatest social inequities. Conversations about race have never been so important.

This fall, the Muhammad Ali Center invites you to the groundbreaking exhibit RACE: Are We So Different?  This exhibit helps learners of all ages examine the biology, history, and contemporary experiences of race and racism in the United States.

  • Since 2007, this exhibit has been visited by more than 4 million people in 57 museums.
  • Ideal for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Educator’s Guide complete with comprehensive exhibition overview, pre-visit preparation suggestions, post-visit reflection activities, and additional resources.
  • Discussion Guide.
  • Scavenger hunt complete with Educator/Chaperone Informational Exhibit Map. (Coming soon!)
  • RACE addresses National and State Content Standards for Science and Social Studies.
  • Cost: $7 per student, includes Ali Center permanent exhibits.
  • Optional extended programming available for groups of up to 20 students at additional cost.
  • Click here for more information, or contact our Education Team @ (502) 992-5340.
  • Fill out the Youth Visit Intake Form ahead of time to begin planning your field trip!

Funding for Title 1 Schools:

Through our Path to Greatness Program we are able to offer sponsored (all expenses paid)  field trips experiences to Title 1 Schools in Kentucky and S. Indiana.  Funding is limited and is allocated on a first come, first served basis.  In addition, limited funding for transportation reimbursement is available for Title 1 Schools in Jefferson County, KY.

The online form to request Path to Greatness funding for field trips to the RACE: Are We So Different exhibition will open on Thursday, September 1 at 9:00 a.m. (EST). The link will be provided on this webpage.

Click here for policies and procedures for the Path to Greatness Program.

Funding for this project was generously provided by the UPS Foundation.

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CURRICULUM-BASED GUIDED TOURS

These interactive field trip experiences are aligned with Kentucky and Indiana Core Content Standards and are developed for specific grade levels. During a visit, groups will receive 45 to 60 minutes of classroom instruction and 60 minutes of activities and exploration of the Muhammad Ali Center’s exhibits. In addition, we offer pre- and post-visit lessons and teacher resources.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (Please note that school trips must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.)

Ongoing

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Our self-guided visits include a structured 15-minute introduction with an education staff member. That introduction includes information about Muhammad Ali and his legacy.

All self-guided programming is compliant with state standards, and addresses core content in the following subjects (click each one for a drop-down window):

Art

Find Greatness Within Self-Portrait (Middle/High)

Experimenting with Line and Color (Elementary)

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Art

Description: LeRoy Neiman captured the movement and artistry of Muhammad Ali throughout his career. Students will learn from Neiman’s art as their own work develops and solidifies. Pre- and post-visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle and High School

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

Geography

Around the World with Muhammad Ali

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Geography and Writing

Description: Muhammad Ali has traveled all over the world. Students will share in his travels with a map activity, allowing them to see some of the states and countries he visited throughout his life. Maps and questions are provided. Pre- and post- visit education suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

Health

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

History

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and middle school students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by inferring the story he tells.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Math

Can You Do the Math?

Recommended: Grades 4–5

Core Content Areas Addressed: Math, Reading and Writing

Description: During their visit to the Ali Center, elementary students will hone their math skills by utilizing different aspects of Muhammad’s life to answer a series of math challenges. Pre-visit classroom work is required. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School

Physical Education

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

Practical Living

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

Reading

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

The Ali Shuffle

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Description: Muhammad Ali is known for his graceful movements in the ring. Students will shuffle through the Muhammad Ali Center looking for the answers to clues in a crossword puzzle where they will learn about Muhammad’s life and legacy. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary | Middle and High School

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Can You Do the Math?

Recommended: Grades 4–5

Core Content Areas Addressed: Math, Reading and Writing

Description: During their visit to the Ali Center, elementary students will hone their math skills by utilizing different aspects of Muhammad’s life to answer a series of math challenges. Pre-visit classroom work is required. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading and Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and middle school students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by inferring the story he tells.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Writing

Ali and Me

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, Health and Practical Living

Description: Once Muhammad Ali chose boxing as his career, he did what he thought would make him the “Greatest Of All Time.” Students will research what it took for Muhammad to become a champion and reflect on how they can find the greatness within themselves and choose their road to success.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

The Ali Shuffle

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Description: Muhammad Ali is known for his graceful movements in the ring. Students will shuffle through the Muhammad Ali Center looking for the answers to clues in a crossword puzzle where they will learn about Muhammad’s life and legacy. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary | Middle and High School

Around the World with Muhammad Ali

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Geography and Writing

Description: Muhammad Ali has traveled all over the world. Students will share in his travels with a map activity, allowing them to see some of the states and countries he visited throughout his life. Maps and questions are provided. Pre- and post- visit education suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Can You Do the Math?

Recommended: Grades 4–5

Core Content Areas Addressed: Math, Reading, and Writing

Description: During their visit to the Ali Center, elementary students will hone their math skills by utilizing different aspects of Muhammad’s life to answer a series of math challenges. Pre-visit classroom work is required. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School

Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Physical Education, Health, Practical Living, Reading, Writing

Description: Boxing is a physical activity that also requires mental strength and hard work to become a champion.  Students will learn about the dedication it takes to become a champion, not just in a physical sport such as boxing, but in any activity that interests them. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary School | Middle School | High School

Hopes and Dreams

Recommended: Grades 4–8

Core Content Areas Addressed:  Reading, Writing, Art and Practical Living

Description: Part of the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is for adults and children everywhere to find the greatness within themselves. We encourage children to dream big and be inspired to achieve their potentials. As they experience the Hope and Dream exhibit, we hope they are inspired by the hopes and dreams of children from around the globe who are featured in the exhibit. This activity will allow students to take a small piece of the exhibit home with them, as well as be able to express their own hopes and dreams for the future.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary and Middle School

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and middle school students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by inferring the story he tells.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

Spelling

The Ali Shuffle

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: Reading, Writing, and Spelling

Description: Muhammad Ali is known for his graceful movements in the ring. Students will shuffle through the Muhammad Ali Center looking for the answers to clues in a crossword puzzle where they will learn about Muhammad’s life and legacy. Pre- and post- visit educational suggestions are included.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary | Middle and High School

Social Studies

A Brief March Through the Civil Rights Movement

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Description: The Civil Rights Movement was an important part of U.S. history and Muhammad’s young adult life. This movement brought about changes that made our country a more humane place for all citizens to live. This program focuses on a few of the people, events and social issues that arose during a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

African American History

Recommended: Grades 4–12

Core Content Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies, Reading and Writing

Celebrate African American history at the Muhammad Ali Center. Elementary and middle school students will share the dreams of notable African Americans. High school students will have the opportunity to explore the photography of Howard Bingham by inferring the story he tells.

Curriculum (PDF):
Elementary, Middle and High School

COSTS

  • $5 per student (K-12) for Curriculum-Based Tours
  • $4 per student (K-12) for Self-Guided Tours
  • $5 per student for college students

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES

  • We suggest that you allow approximately two hours for your visit.
  • Please download and print the document Field Trip Policies and Procedures for Teachers and Chaperones and distribute prior to your visit. Helping chaperones know what to expect prior to the visit is essential for the overall experience of the children.
  • The Muhammad Ali Center welcomes home school groups.
  • We require a 6:1 student/chaperone ratio for all school groups. Adult chaperones will be admitted free at a six to one ratio. Additional chaperones are welcome and will receive the $7.00 per person group rate.

To schedule a school tour or for more information, please contact:

Morgan Szabo
School Programs and Group Tours Coordinator
502.992.5340
mszabo@alicenter.org

Each school group is required to fill out the Youth Visit Intake Form prior to visiting. Please return this form to Morgan Szabo via email or fax.