Mary Spencer

Boxing used to be the only summer sport to exclude women, but all of that changed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Fighting for respect and equality for years, Mary Spencer, reigning World Champion, finally get the chance to go for Gold and earn respect only given to those who can say they are Olympians.  Mary’s story shares her journey to the first Olympic Games to include women’s boxing.

Student Outcomes

Students explore the concept of respect and its attributes through skits, brainstorms, interviews and brochure creation.

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.