Jeff’s Home School Curriculum

While we are home from school during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jeff is teaching Jack and Luke. He decided that this time would be perfect to educate the boys on great athletes and moments in sports that happened before they were born. Here’s what they are learning.

Lesson 1: The Fab Five

Lesson 2: Arnold and Jack playing Pinehurst #2 on Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf

Lesson 3: The 1999 Ryder Cup, arguably the biggest US comeback in Ryder Cup history with the worst shirts ever!

Image from http://www.rydercup.com

Lesson 4: 1990 UNLV Running Rebels basketball team and 1992 Kentucky vs Duke basketball game

Lesson 5: 2008 Beijing Olympics – US men’s 400 meter freestyle relay 🥇 and men’s 100 meter butterfly 🥇. Micheal Phelps was the athlete, but Rowdy Gaines and his telestrator are always the stars of Olympic swimming replays!

Lesson 6: NBA players Pistol Pete Maravich and the amazing passes of Jason Williams

Lesson 7: NCAA buzzer beaters

Lesson 8: the 2008 US Open – Tiger vs Rocco. 4 amazing rounds plus an 18 hole playoff round

Lesson 9: Game 7 of the 1992 NCLS Braves win in a walk off

Lesson 10: The AND1 Mix Tape Tour featuring The Professor

Lesson 11: The 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa

Lesson 12: the 2009 Big East Tournament quarterfinal Syracuse vs UCONN 6 overtimes – Syracuse wins!

Lesson 13: Learning about The Great White Shark watching The Essential Greg Norman

Lesson 14: All about Dennis Rodman, the basketball player, and how he shut down Shaw in the playoffs

Lesson 15: Jordan Speith’s 2015 Masters win

Lesson 16: The Flu Game – Micheal Jordan’s last game as a Chicago Bull, 1998 game 6 of the NBA Finals. In honor of Jack’s 11th birthday present – a Michael Jordan jersey.

Lesson 17: 2006 Fiesta Bowl – Boise State vs. Oklahoma

Lesson 18: 2 part lesson on Reggie Miller. 1 – Reggie vs. Spike Lee. 2 – Reggie scores 8 points in 8.9 seconds against the Knicks in the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals

Lesson 19: Top shots in Masters history

Lesson 20: Bo Jackson – NFL, MLB, Tecmo Bowl, and Bo Knows commercials

Lesson 21: Number 21 must be Deion Sanders! The first athlete to hit a home run and score a touchdown in the same week. Neon Deion is Jeff’s favorite athlete of all time!!

Lesson 22: Kobe vs. James Harden in the Drew League pickup games during the 2011 NBA lockout

Lesson 23: The One Shining Moment montage after the NCAA national championship game.

Lesson 24: Cinderella Leicester City wins the Premier League in 2015-16 season.

Lesson 25: 1999 British Open. John Van de Velde blows a 3 shot lead on the last hole to lose the Claret Jug. “So so so so sad” and “What are you doing? What on Earth are you doing? Would someone please go stop him and give him a large Brandy?” to quote the announcer.

Lesson 26: Every current NBA star’s best dunk

Lesson 27: 2018 NCAA lacrosse highlights – big hits and big plays

Lesson 28: Tiger’s top 10 shots. So many fist pumps!

Lesson 29: Allen Iverson

Lesson 30: Virgil van Dijk, the best defender in the world, and Lionel Messi, the best player ever

Lesson 31: NBA top 10 iconic signature moves

Lesson 32: Run TMC – Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, & Chris Mullin

Lesson 33: College and Pro football comebacks – Flutie’s Hail Mary and Frank Reich’s college and pro comebacks

Lesson 34: The Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling at Cooper’s Hill

Lesson 35: NCAA men’s basketball champions University of Maryland Terps 2001-2002

Lesson 36: Mavericks

Lesson 37: Bad Boys – the late 80’s Detroit Pistons

Lesson 38: Troy Polamalu’s career highlights and Super Bowl XLIII highlights of the Steelers

Lesson 39: The human highlight reel – Dominique Wilkins and the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest

Lesson 40: 2 great Brazilian soccer players – Neymar and Ronaldinho

Lesson 41: The Dream Team

Lesson 42: Michael Vick, the football player

Lesson 43: Pete Rose, everything but the gambling

Lesson 44: 2010 Isner vs Mahut Wimbledon classic 70-68, in the 5th set

Lesson 45: 90’s Atlanta Braves Big Three pitching staff – Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine

Lesson 46: The Running of the Bulls

Lesson 47: In honor of what was supposed to be Derby Day, Secretariat

Field Trip – Pennsylvania golf courses opened on 5/3/20 and Pop and Jeff chaperoned Jack and Luke

Lesson 48: Drazen Petrovic, the player that opened up the NVA to foreign players

Lesson 49: Pele and David Beckham

Lesson 50: Rucker Park

Lesson 51: The 1919 Chicago White Sox / Black Sox world series scandal and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson

Lesson 52: The Redeem Team 2008 USA basketball team

Lesson 53: The All Blacks rugby team of New Zealand

Lesson 54: The 1999 Women’s World Cup – USA wins!

Lesson 55: The greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, the Rumble in the Jungle and the Thrilla in Manila

Lesson 56: Jeff’s favorite team and players: The Sonics, Gary Payton, and Shawn Kemp

Lesson 57: Arvydas Sabonis

Field Trip – Maryland golf courses opened up! 5/14/20

Lesson 58: How to play cricket and cricket highlights

Lesson 59: Michael Johnson

Lesson 60: The 1966-71 Orioles Dynasty

Lesson 61: The 1972 Olympics men’s basketball championship game – USA vs USSR

Lesson 62: The 1967 Ice Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys & the 1988 Fog Bowl between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles

Lesson 63: Hank Gathers

Lesson 64: Usain Bolt

Lesson 65: Ronaldo and Christiano Ronaldo

Lesson 66: LIVE SPORTS!!! Tiger & Peyton vs Phil and Tom

Lesson 67: Pat Tillman in honor of Memorial Day

Lesson 68: Mike Tyson

Lesson 69: Kerri Strug

Lesson 70: The top 10 shots on number 17 at The Players Championship

Lesson 71: Red Bull Flugtag

Lesson 72: The 1985 Bears and the Super Bowl Shuffle

Lesson 73: Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

Lesson 74: The America’s Cup

Lesson 75: Steve Nash

Lesson 76: Top 8 NBA players that aren’t in the Hall of Fame

Lesson 77: Mo Cheeks

Lesson 78: Top NBA duos to not win a championship

Lesson 79: The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers Dynasty

Lesson 80: Bill Russell

Lesson 81: The 1984 NBA draft vs the 1996 NBA draft

Lesson 82: Tony Hawk

Lesson 83: Len Bias

Lesson 84: The Powder 8s

Lesson 85: Yao Ming

Lesson 86: How Seattle lost the Supersonics

5 thoughts on “Jeff’s Home School Curriculum

  1. dolphinwrite says:

    I love this. By the way, something I learned in recent months. Reading Louis Lamour books (I used to think they were just western novels.), I have learned so much more about our history, making what I learned in schools and self-research come alive. I’ve been daily amazed how much he knew.

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