Activity: What’s Your Name Worth?

Florida State Standards

LAFS.1112.RL.1.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

LAFS.1112.RI.1.3 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

LAFS.1112.RI.3.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem

LAFS.1112.W.3.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation

LAFS.1112.SL.2.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.

LAFS.1112.SL.2.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.


Introduction:  College student-athletes have never been permitted to make money from their name, image or likeness (NIL) while playing college sports.  But recently that all changed when the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) changed that ruling.  However, states must also pass legislation that allows the NIL rule to be in effect in the states’ colleges and universities.


Teacher Needs


Internet access

Presentation software

NEXT magazine – What’s Your Name Worth?


Student Needs


Internet access

Presentation software


Teacher Transcript and Student Instructions:

  1. Teacher: Have students read the articleWhat’s Your Name Worth?”.
  2. Teacher: There is a great debate brewing these days after the NCAA and the NIL ruling concerning college athletes who want to make money from their name, image and likeness.
  3. Teacher: Break students into pairs (there should either be 2 to a group or 4 to a group).
  4. Teacher: Ask the groups to take 5 minutes to discuss the question whether college athletes should be permitted to make money while playing sports in college.
  5. Teacher:

Student Instructions:  Prepare a presentation using a presentation/slide app like Google Slides or PowerPoint or Prezi to create a compelling argument to prove the group’s side of the issue.  You will share the presentation with the class.

  1. Teacher: Display on a board the details of this activity along with the rubric.
    1. First slide must include the students’ name(s) and a thesis statement
    2. Research the pros and cons of the newest announcement by the NCAA about NIL
    3. 5-10 slides (no less than 5, no more than 10)
    4. Give reasons and examples that support your thesis statement
    5. Include graphics
    6. Include references on the last slide
  2. Teacher: Below is a rubric that can be used for this activity



3 -2


Organization & Clarity of argument and reasons


Arguments and support of thesis statement is clearly understandable

Arguments mostly support thesis but are not clearly understood and reasons are not fully explained


Presentation Style

Expressions, tone of voice, precision of presentation of supporting details of argument and persuasiveness

Most of the style features are met somewhat convincingly.



Students prepared slides and presentation following each of the directives for the format

Students did not follow or left out one or more of the presentation format directives.




Total Score



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