Unit 1: History & Heroes

Gr.

4-7

History and Heroes

Learn about historical events, teams and athletes that helped shape sports in British Columbia from the 1800’s through to present day.

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Gr.

4-7

He Shoots, He Scores

The Patrick brothers’ dream of starting Canadian hockey on the West Coast allows students to explore the meaning of “vision”.

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Gr.

4-7

The Suit Still Fits

Through Lorne “Ace” Atkinson’s life story students will learn how his “passion” for cycling, lead to a lifetime of physical activity and community service. They will be inspired to pursue an active lifestyle and begin the process of finding their own passion in life.

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Gr.

6-7

I’m Going to Pump You Up

Through Doug Hepburn’s story, students will understand that with sufficient “determination” they can overcome any obstacles in achieving their goals.

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Gr.

4-7

Dare to be Different

Debbie Brill developed a new technique of high jumping courageously facing many doubters and going against the conventional practice of her day. In doing so, she revolutionized her sport and her method of jumping has become the standard for the sport ever since.

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Gr.

4-7

Together Everyone Achieves More

Rick Hansen knows all about commitment, setting a goal and working hard to make it happen. Rick also knows that you can’t make your dreams a reality without some help. This lesson will examine the “teamwork” that was necessary for Rick to realize his dreams.

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Gr.

4-7

A Legacy That Touched the Heart of a Nation

Terry Fox had a dream, and he wanted every Canadian to be a part of that dream, raising funds to beat cancer. Terry is a National Hero and his legacy lives on through the annual run and the numerous honours and tributes that are a part of this great enduring legacy.

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Gr.

8-10

Introduction to BC Sport History

This higher level introduction to BC sport history will get students thinking about how sports and Canadian culture are intertwined. Students will conduct research and analyze information that they learn about inspirational BC athletes and teams.

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