Home Grown Greatness

Curricular Links: English, Language Arts, Social Studies

Featuring Maëlle Ricker

The Big Idea
This lesson plan highlights recognition of one’s achievements and accomplishing goals. Using snowboard cross extraordinaire Maëlle Ricker as inspiration, students will match key points in Maëlle’s life and plot them on a timeline, then write an article about an event featured on the timeline.



  • Learn about a local British Columbian hero; her life and accomplishments in snowboarding cross
  • Work effectively with other classmates to timeline new information
  • Work independently to turn specific events into a newspaper article