Golden in the Eyes of Many

Curricular Links: Social Studies, Language Arts, Personal Planning

The Big Idea

Daniel Igali struck gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney he was, however, golden in the eyes of many who live in Eniwari, Nigeria, the village where he grew up. The lesson will highlight the “social responsibility” demonstrated by Daniel and the positive impact he had on the lives of many underprivileged families.


  • Clarify the meaning of “social responsibility” by examining examples in their own community
  • Learn about Daniel Igali’s life, his school project, and the impact he has had on the people of Eniwari
  • Reflect on what they can do in their school or community to demonstrate social responsibility