African American Olympic Athletes – 2017-2018

//African American Olympic Athletes – 2017-2018

African American Olympic Athletes – 2017-2018

2018-03-03T01:05:31+00:00March 3, 2018|Categories: Central VA|Tags: |

To celebrate Black History Month and the Olympic games, Ms Leonard’s fourth graders at Anna Julia Cooper learned about various African American Olympic athletes.

 

To introduce the lesson, Ms. Leonard showed the student a short video on Wilma Rudolph:

Wilma Rudolph - African American Olympic Athletes

 

 

Then Ms. Leonard read aloud to the students The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

We discussed the historical fiction book about Wilma Rudolph and compared and contrasted the two girls from the story.

 

Afterwards, students were randomly assigned an African American Olympic athlete to research. Students used graphic organizers to write down information.

graphic organizer - African American Olympic Athletes

Then they used their notes to write 3 paragraphs in their journals.

graphic organizer - African American Olympic Athletes

To integrate technology, the students typed up their reports using the Write About app on the iPads.

graphic organizer - African American Olympic Athletes - on iPads

 

 

Our Write-Ups about African American Olympic Athletes

graphic organizer - African American Olympic Athletes
graphic organizer - African American Olympic Athletes