Wilma Rudolph and Jesse Owens were both African American olympic gold medalists. These athletes both overcame many obstacles during their lifetime, both physical and emotional. Racism was occuring in the United States as well as World War 2.
This packet includes:
1 obstacle sheet for Jesse Owens
1 obstacle sheet for Wilma Rudolph
1 goal/dream writing sheet for students
6 ideas and ways to use the worksheets
This activity was created to be used with the childrens books, Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull and Jesse Owens: The fastest man alive by Carole Boston Weatherford. Great to use during a biography unit, studying the olympics, as part of black history month or famous african american athletes.
**Included - lesson/mini lesson ideas to use with books and links to pbs.org videos on Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph