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Jennifer Abel

Lesson description

Jennifer Abel ‘s story was first told as she was preparing for her second Olympic Games in London. She was considered a medal favourite, and students across Canada learned about how she was keen to accept the responsibility of being a role model. She was demonstrating leadership and this value became a focus of her story.

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, communicate and describe the qualities of a good role model;
  2. Develop personal leadership skills


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