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Female Olympians Lesson Plan

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For every strong and determined female Olympian, there are millions of young girls watching and becoming inspired. Middle and high schoolers learn more about record-breaking and history-making Olympian women with a presentation from the National Women's History Museum.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson to prepare for upcoming Olympic games, or during Women's History Month
  • Differentiate with the assessment activities
  • Extend the activity with individual research projects on inspiring female Olympians
Classroom Considerations
  • Suggests access to the Internet, though non-electronic versions of the lessons are available
  • Lesson was written with the 2008 Olympics in mind, but the activities are easily adaptable and expanded upon
  • Focuses on American women; consider including additional athletes representing countries all over the world
  • Includes websites for additional research
  • Encourages learners to fill in any blanks in the presentation with female athletic heroes of their own
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