The students in Dr. Ross’s Race, Culture, and Sports class spent time researching the facts and fiction of Remember the Titans.
Their research lead them to contact information for Coach Bill Yoast, who agreed to speak with the class by phone. Based on their knowledge of the film and their research, the students crafted questions for Coach Yoast, and spent their Friday class period talking to him about the film, his experiences at T.C. Williams High School, integration, football, and coaching.
The Sandbox ended up serving as the perfect space for this activity. The room is equipped with a phone conferencing system and several overhead mics. Coach Yoast came through loud and clear. Questions from the students were picked up by Coach Yoast with little to no problems.
Not a bad way to end the week.