Credits

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Educational Content:
Charlene Swilling, B.A., M.Ed.,
Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Jeffrey Barto, Department of Health
Promotion and Kinesiology,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Graphic Design:
R. Wes Brown, Grace Chang
Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC
Leisha Miller, AdMill Design, Charlotte, NC

Additional Credits:
Michael Jordan, I Can’t Accept Not Trying:
Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence,
1994, Rare Air, Ltd. Photographs:
Walter Iooss Jr.
Michael Jordan: Before the Legend, 1999.
Wilmington Star-News, ed. Bobby Parker.
Michael Jordan, For the Love of the Game:
My Story by Michael Jordan.
1998, Rare Air, Ltd.

FINAL VERSION TO INCLUDE ALL CREDITS
FOR QUOTES AND PHOTOGRAPHS

inspired fundamentals. two Olympic Gold Medals. THERE WILL BE A PLAYER Michael Jordan to the Max is a larger- GREATER THAN ME. six NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls. He won’t skip steps. It may take awhile. Most famous for his gravity-defying acrobatics and athletic magnificence.ABOUT THE FILM This film captures the real-life story HERO IN THE MAKING PASTE OR DRAW YOUR PICTURE HERE of Michael Jordan. the world’s most spectacular athlete and most recognizable person. He will learn from my example. in the process. and a particularly courageous effort as a baseball player with the Birmingham Barons. his competitive spirit. the class and dignity with which he won’t be afraid. WRITE YOUR NAME HERE what truly distinguishes Jordan are his exceptional personal attributes – “Somewhere there is a little kid working to enhance what we’ve done. conducts himself both on and off the basketball court. WHY NOT? .” than-life tribute to a larger-than-life hero. North Carolina. He will master the set a shining example of personal excellence and. Michael Jordan’s story includes his formative years as a young boy in Wilmington. the game the way I did. but someone will come along who approaches his work ethic. a National Championship at the University of North Carolina. Michael Jordan has just as I learned from others. the hopes and dreams of millions of children and adults worldwide. He his will to win. and most importantly.

And you will recognize that the “face in the mirror” is WHAT THAT VALUE HAS TO DO not all that different from Michael.com www. If they don’t match. 9 Making Goals heroes. Detach the Michael Jordan Values USE THIS GUIDE Concentration cards and cut them out. and a prediction about future 8. you will have a personal description of your own heroes. into success. You will discover that larger-than-life heroes are real people 10 FUNdamentals: Basketball Basics THE MEANING OF THE WORDS too. While you are playing. you may pick them up.sbymath. turn them back over.com/gr5 1 . lay them face down in four rows of five cards.com http://jordan. It is a book about heroes that you create yourself. Challenge your best friend (or your other self) to a game of concentration. discuss with your best friend (or your other self) 1. 7 Hand in Hand a game plan for making heroes.com www.michaeljordantothemax. If both cards match. with hopes and fears and failures. Turn over the cards two at a time. WITH MICHAEL JORDAN. TOOLS: Hero in the Making (inside back cover) The Rules of Concentration: Shuffle the cards.discoveryplace.nba. Without looking at the words on the cards. When it is completed. 2.C O N C E N T R A T I O N A HERO’S SUCCESS DEPENDS ON THE ABILITY TO CONCENTRATE M I C H A E L J O R D A N T O T H E M A X H E R O E S ON THE TASK AT HAND. But! Remember where you saw them! The player who has the most cards at the end of the game wins. 16 Colored pencils or crayons Scissors Pencil Glue or double-stick tape A snapshot of yourself A snapshot of someone you admire Computer with internet access Basketball court and basketball Calculator Credits (outside back cover) CYBER ONE ON ONE Learn more by going one on one with the web sites below: www.sportsline. About the film (inside front cover) 1 How to Use this Guide 1 Tools 1 Contents 1 Cyber One on One 2 What is a hero? 3 What is a hero made of? 4 More Than a Pregame Meal 5 Forces of Nature 6.com www.giantscreensports.org www. This is the activity guide for Michael Jordan to the Max . You will contemplate the 11 A Question of Statistics ON THE CARDS AND hero’s formula that transforms fear and failure and disappointment 12 Facing Failure 13 Any Fear is an Illusion 14 Talent or Genius? 15 Giving Back 16 Concentration TO DO: HOW TO TEST YOUR OWN CONCENTRATION.

WRITE YOUR OWN DEFINITION OF A HERO. PLACES THAT FAMILIES CAN STAY WHEN THEY HAVE TO TRAVEL A LONG WAY TO GET MEDICAL CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. TO DO: PASTE OR DRAW PICTURE OF YOUR HERO HERE ____________________________ WRITE NAME OF YOUR HERO HERE.5 MILLION DOLLARS.5 MILLION DOLLARS TO GIVE AWAY. A HERO IS IN 1999. WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE IT TO? _____________________________ WHY?_____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ IF YOU HAD ALL THE MONEY YOU NEEDED TO LIVE AND WANTED TO GIVE YOUR TIME AND TALENTS IN SERVICE TO OTHERS.5 MILLION DOLLARS? TO DO: A HERO GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THAT MADE HIM (OR HER) A HERO.M I C H A E L J O R D A N W H A T I S A G I V I N G H E R O ? B A C K WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH 1. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? ______________________ WHY? __________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ 2 ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ 15 . SOME OF THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT MICHAEL HELPS INCLUDE THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION (THAT GRANTS WISHES FOR TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN) AND BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS (THAT CREATE FUTURE HEROES). Complete this sentence: _____________________ (name above) is my hero because _________________________________________ IF YOU HAD 1. MICHAEL JORDAN SPONSORED A CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT _________________________________________ THAT RAISED 1. THAT MONEY WAS GIVEN TO RONALD _________________________________________ MCDONALD HOUSES.

people who understand themselves the body healthy. DRAW A LINE FROM EACH OF THE TALENTED PEOPLE BELOW TO THE ABILITY THEY ARE KNOWN FOR: MICHAEL JORDAN P H Y S I C A L TA L E N T M AYA A N G E L O U V E R B A L TA L E N T MARTIN LUTHER KING M U S I C A L TA L E N T STEPHEN SPEILBERG L O G I C A L TA L E N T B E E T H OV E N S O C I A L TA L E N T B I L L G AT E S S E L F . nitrogen. most people have abilities in more than one area!) 14 GRAPH MICHAEL JORDAN QUESTION: WHAT WOULD A GRAPH OF YOU LOOK LIKE?___________ __________________________________________________________________. 60% of an adult’s body is water (hydrogen LOGICAL TALENT – includes scientists and mathematicians and oxygen. Calcium is found in bones. poets.AWA R E N E S S TA L E N T WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE A R T I S T I C TA L E N T YO U (Note: Keep in mind. Color Michael green from top of shoulders to eyebrows. gymnasts VERBAL TALENT – includes writers. 3 . For instance. Other elements. 2. fats and proteins that make up SOCIAL TALENT – includes politicians. Color the top of Michael’s head black. calcium. phosphorus.) Hydrogen. Label: 3% nitrogen. philosophers. though found in tiny amounts. Label: 2% calcium. hydrogen. carbon. your blood cannot carry oxygen to the cells.M I C H A E L T A L E N T o r J O R D A N W H A T I S A H E R O M A D E O F ? G E N I U S ? MICHAEL JORDAN IS A GENIUS. iron makes up less than 1% of the body. and playwrights MUSICAL TALENT – includes music performers and composers Oxygen. religious leaders. BUT HIS TALENT IS NOT THE KIND MEASURED BY IQ TESTS. Label: 65% oxygen. dancers. people most of the body tissues. Color Michael red from toes to waist. but without it. and trace elements! Every human body is made up of chemical elements. Color Michael purple from mid-chest to shoulders. Color Michael blue from waist to mid-chest. Nitrogen is found in proteins who understand other people (muscle). 3. people who understand the world in three dimensions TO DO: TO DO: 1. Label: 18% carbon. 5. oxygen and carbon are found in the carbohydrates. are essential for keeping SELF-AWARENESS TALENT – includes essayists. HIS GENIUS LIES IN HIS ABILITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS USING HIS WHOLE BODY. THERE ARE MANY KINDS OF TALENT: PHYSICAL TALENT – includes gifted athletes. Label: 2% trace elements. sculptors. artists. ARTISTIC TALENT – includes engineers. 4.

But it takes more than “IF I’M (YOUR FEAR). I WENT DOWN TWICE. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? MICHAEL’ S ritual UNSCRAMBLE THEM TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION: pregame meal is steak and potatoes. I’M THINKING ABOUT 5 " “I’M NOT JUMPING IN THINKING M O R E T H A N A P R E G A M E M E A L " TRANSFER THE LETTERS IN THE WHITE BOXES HERE 2. KNOWING I CAN’T SWIM… ON THE SECOND LAP.F E A R TO FIND OUT WHAT ELSE MICHAEL NEEDS TO REMAIN HEALTHY. provides the most easily digested source of energy: Vitamins and minerals are abundant in fresh fruits and …. THEY THREW ME THAT BIG OLE TIRE TO GRAB ONTO. rice. BUT… I HAVE A TERRIBLE PHOBIA ABOUT WATER.. I’M THINKING ABOUT a pregame meal to keep a Answer: 1-Energy 2-Calcium 3-Carbohydrates 4-Vegetables 5-Raw 6-water For events lasting less than 90 minutes. SO. Proteins. LIKE A FOOL. Fruits and vegetables have more vitamins and minerals if they are eaten … FOCUS COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS. I’M NOT THINKING ABOUT ANYTHING EXCEPT WHAT I’M TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. which he eats 6. HE NEVER MADE IT BACK.” TO DO: UNSCRAMBLE THE “WHITE BOX” LETTERS TO FIND THE MOST IMPORTANT NUTRIENT FOR ATHLETIC COMPETITION. 4 body going. I WAS SWIMMING WITH A FRIEND WHEN BOTH OF US GOT PULLED INTO THE OCEAN BY A STRONG UNDERTOW. I WAS ABLE TO GET FREE AND MAKE IT BACK TO LAND. “IF I’M GOING TO JUMP INTO A POOL OF WATER. bread and potatoes. I’M THINKING I’M THE GREATEST ATHLETE AROUND AND DECIDE I’M GOING TO TRY TO PASS THE SWIMMING TEST. EVERYBODY’S AFRAID OF SOMETHING.. SOLVE THE FOLLOWING SCRAMBLED WORD GAME. NORTH CAROLINA HAD THIS RULE WHERE YOU COULDN’T GRADUATE UNLESS YOU PASSED A SWIMMING TEST. ANY FEAR IS AN ILLUSION. including pasta. fats.” TO DO: 4 1. 3 “ONCE I’M IN THERE. the most important nutrient to consume is water. ANOTHER TIME. I’M NOT THINKING ” . MICHAEL SAYS. I KNOW IT’S KIND OF EMBARRASSING. Drinking adequate water protects the athlete from the greatest health risks: dehydration and overheating. and carbohydrates in the steak and potato meal provide… Milk provides this mineral needed for strong teeth and bones: I S IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH.” 1 2 THE SECRET OF MICHAEL’S SUCCESS: This group of foods. USE MICHAEL JORDAN'S SECRET TO SUCCESS TO FINISH THE SENTENCES about three hours before a BELOW: game. 13 . THE MOST IMPORTANT NUTRIENT FOR ATHLETIC COMPETITION IS 3. EVEN THOUGH I CAN’T SWIM. A N I L L U S I O N FEAR “MY GIRL FRIEND GOT SWEPT AWAY IN A FLOOD AND DROWNED WHEN WE WERE IN COLLEGE.

N A T U R E TO DO: “When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school. EINSTEIN SIR ISAAC NEWTON THE FORCE WHICH KEEPS A MOVING OBJECT TRAVELING THE SAME SPEED IN THE SAME DIRECTION C THE ATTRACTION BETWEEN MICHAEL AND EARTH A B A newspaper editor fired him because he had “no good ideas.” His music teacher once said of him. He didn’t speak until age 4. He said he was mistaken.M I C H A E L F A C I N G F A I L U R E F O R C E S O F TO DO: D THE TURNING FORCE WHICH MOVES THE BALL IN A CIRCLE MICHAEL JORDAN MAY LOOK LIKE HE IS FLYING DURING A SPECTACULAR SLAM-DUNK. His family only allowed him to continue because he failed at running the family farm. He did poorly in school. J O R D A N What did you do after the failure? THE TENDENCY OF UNMOVING THINGS TO STAY STILL _______________________________________________________ 3. ____ MOMENTUM ____ INERTIA BABE RUTH ____ CENTRIPETAL FORCE F GALILEO THE FORCE WHICH RETURNS THE BALL TO ITS ROUND SHAPE AFTER A BOUNCE ____ ELASTIC FORCE THE FORCE OF TWO SURFACES MOVING AGAINST EACH OTHER 5 . BUT HE IS SUBJECT TO THE SAME PHYSICAL LAWS AS ANYONE ELSE. Is Michael Jordan afraid of failure?________________ How do you know?_______________________________ FACING TO DO: BEETHOVEN WA LT DISNEY DO YOU RECOGNIZE THESE OTHER GREAT FAILURES? Draw a line to the person described below. MATCH THE FORCES ACTING ON MICHAEL WITH THE NAMES BELOW: Describe a failure you experienced. Failure always made me try harder the next time. His parents thought he was retarded. I learned something. He was advised by a teacher to drop out of high school. He was threatened with torture and death for proposing that the earth was not the center of the universe. The greatest inventions in the world had hundreds of failures before the answers were found.” LOUISA M AY ALCOTT ____ GRAVITY ____ FRICTION She was told by an editor that she could never write anything that would have popular appeal. E _______________________________________________________ 2.710 times. “As a composer.” Michael Jordan 1. he is hopeless. He struck out 1.

(ADD FGA+FTA+3PA) __________________________ 2. KEY: 6 FGM: FTM: 3PM: PTS: Field Goals Made Free Throws Made Three Pointers Made Total Points FGA: FTA: 3PA: PPG: Field Goals Attempted Free Throws Attempted Three Pointers Attempted Points Per Game FG%: Field Goal Percentage FT%: Free Throw Percentage 3P%: Three Point Percentage 11 . HOW MANY SHOTS DID HE MISS? “HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND HE KNEW EVERYTHING ABOUT ME…. FOR MICHAEL JORDAN. I HAVE ALL THE LIFE LESSONS AND TEACHINGS HE PROVIDED ME IN THE 30 YEARS I WAS AROUND HIM. TO DO: 1. I KNOW HE’S WITH ME. CALCULATE HOW MANY SHOTS HE MADE IN HIS CAREER. NO HERO ACHIEVES SUCCESS ALONE. HIS PRESENCE. USING THE CAREER STATISTICS CHART ABOVE. EVEN THOUGH HE MISSED ALL THOSE SHOTS YOU JUST CALCULATED. EACH ONE CAN IDENTIFY A PERSON WHOSE SUPPORT. MICHAEL JORDAN SCORED 30.387 POINTS IN HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER. AND I HAVE HIS VOICE. I CAN FEEL HIM.” FGA (_______) – FGM (________) = ___________ FIELD GOALS MISSED FTA (_______) – FTM (________) = ___________ FREE THROWS MISSED 3PA (_______) – 3PM (________) = ___________ THREE POINTERS MISSED TOTAL SHOTS MISSED = ___________ MICHAEL JORDAN IS CONSIDERED THE BEST EVER TO PLAY BASKETBALL. GUIDANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT WERE ESSENTIAL.M I C H A E L J O R D A N H A N D I N A H A N D Q U E S T I O N O F S T A T I S T I C S ONE BASKET AT A TIME. THIS SHOWS THAT EVEN THE BEST STILL MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES. ONE OF THOSE PERSONS WAS HIS FATHER.

Can you improve your percentage? AFTER PRACTICE SHOTS MADE ATTEMPTS PERCENTAGE 8 10 80% Free throws FTM= FTA=10 FT%= 3-pointers 3PM= 3PA=10 3P%= Field Goals FGM= GA=10 FG%= Example ARE YOU PREDICTABLE? If your free throw percentage is 50% and you have just made 4 free throws in a row.“I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU’RE DOING OR WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH.) 7 . YOU CAN’T SKIP THE FUNDAMENTALS IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST. For example: If you sink 5 free throws out of 10 attempts. record how many you successfully made in 10 attempts Example Write your percentage (PCT) on the chart. predict your chances of making the next shot. 2. guidance and encouragement for you. On the chart. Practice and try again. TRACE THE OUTLINE WITH A PENCIL. you have a free throw percentage of 50%. 3. Try that free throw and write your result here Name a person who has provided support. FIRST TRIAL SHOTS MADE ATTEMPTS PERCENTAGE 5 10 50% Free throws FTM= FTA=10 FT%= 3-pointers 3PM= 3PA=10 3P%= Field Goals FGM= GA=10 FG%= Attempt 10 of each of the skills on the chart. Write your prediction here ___________________. Do the math: 5/10 X 100% = 50%. Did you predict correctly? 10 (A shooter with a 50% free throw percentage has a 50/50 chance of making a free throw with every try. ___________________________________ REMEMBER: HAND IN HAND MAKES HEROES _______________________________________.” MJ M I C H A E L J O R D A N H A N D I N H A N D M A K E S H E R O E S TO DO: PLACE YOUR M I C H A E L J O R D A N F U N D A M E N T A L S B A S K E T B A L L B A S I C S HAND INSIDE THE OUTLINE TO DO: TAKE THE BASKETBALL TO THE COURT. 1. OF MICHAEL JORDAN’S HAND.

7 4 don’t know where you are In the order in which you need to accomplish them. 3 and 4. write you SHORT TERM GOALS on footprints 1. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” D. 2. 3. but Michael’s philosophy includes A. are on the right road if you going?” 3 1 TO DO: 2 USE THE BASKETBALL COURT ON THIS PAGE AND THE NEXT TO PLAY MAKING GOALS 1. Write your LONG TERM GOAL in the basket. What BARRIERS (problems) will you have to overcome to reach your long-term goal? Write those barriers on the opposing players. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything. 5. The players on the opposing team are trying to stop you. C. When you have reached your long-term goal. 4. B. Think about the steps you need to take to reach that long-term goal.” B. what next? _________________________________________________________(Maybe baseball or golf?) 8 . “How will you know if you Answer: C. “Slow and steady wins the race. 2.” C. and D.M I C H A E L J O R D A N M A K I N G MAKING GOALS G O A L S MICHAEL JORDAN MADE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING S TAT E M E N T S ? A. “Step by step.