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Sarah Nurse

Lesson description

Throughout her career, Sarah Nurse was a minority in the world of ice hockey. Not only was she a woman playing what many still perceived to be a man’s game, she was a Black player. She demonstrated a resilience and determination to overcome stereotypes.

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. Identify, describe and adopt positive habits to reach goals or overcome challenges;
  2. Gain a better understanding of stereotypes and gender inequality in sport.


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