Jamie Sale & David Pelletier

Canadian figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier faced an extremely difficult situation during the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games when they were denied a gold medal. However, instead of complaining and being unsportsmanlike, the pair accepted their silver medals graciously and respected their competiton. In the end, their sportsmanship payed off, as they were given the gold medals they knew they had earned.

Student Outcomes

Students explore feelings and concepts related to respect and achievement. Interactive activities force students to think about real situations and how they might respond.

Special Features

Each story is written at 3 reading levels, enabling teachers to easily adapt the activities to students of multiple reading and achievement levels.