Students create a book of biographies of profiling famous past Olympic athletes.
Olympics, biography, hall of fame, athlete, famous
Discuss the meanings of the words biography and autobiography. Tell students they are going to learn about famous athletes who won medals in past Olympic Games by creating a book of biographies about past Olympians. Read students a short biography of Jesse Owens from a library source or from Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion as an example. Distribute the writing materials. Tell students to write a short biography about an Olympic athlete of their choice using the following online sources or library resources:
Evaluate each student's contribution to the book.
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