Olympic Education
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Ray Lewis & Phil Edwards

Lesson description

Ray Lewis and Phil Edwards, the only two Black athletes on the 1932 Canadian Olympic Team, both ran on the bronze medal winning 4x400m team. Their stories demonstrate the perseverance needed to both on and off the track.

Lesson instructions

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Special features

Each resource includes a teaching guide, learning activities and a story written at 3 reading levels, enabling teachers to easily adapt the lessons to students of multiple reading and achievement levels.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Recognize the value of perseverance;
  2. Gain a greater understanding of Black Canadian athletes’ contributions in sport.


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