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This is a great activity to do as part of the Olympics theme this year. Plus, important history. 

(see all our Olympics related materials).

1. Show the trailer in its entirety.  Ask students to make notes for the 5 ws.  Who / What / Where / When / How.  Take up as a class.  Ask what students know about Jesse Owens. 

2. Watch again but hand out the sequence sheet (or cut up in strips and students can order).  Students watch and try to sequence.  Let them try once before starting the video.  Play as many times until students get the correct order. 

3. Ask students to write out the Question summary and share / present their writing about the Jesse Owens story. 

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THANKS A LOT FOR THIS MATERIAL. It can be also as a "spring board" for individual creativity work- to find a person- champion of one's country and present the work for the classmates.

Inese,/ Riga ,Latvia/

Yes, most definitely.  He's a hero but there are so many others pushing things so things get better for us all. 

Also a good intro to making a timeline. Students can put his life onto a timeline ....  then do so for other "heroes". 

Also good for talking about prejudice and overcoming injustice without resorting to violence/anger.


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