Going for the Gold

Curricular Links: Physical Education, Writing, Personal Planning

The Big Idea

Lori had a dream of winning Gold at the 1984 Olympic Games and she achieved this dream due to her constant pursuit of excellence, consistent effort and most importantly her “positive attitude”. Students will learn how her example can inspire them to have a winning attitude in life.


  • view Lori’s historic win in the lab and listen to her personal interview
  • reflect on the media’s perception of Lori’s win
  • generate questions and write news articles to describe Lori’s historic win in a positive light