Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Inspiring Olympics for All
Guided Rd. Level M
Interest Level K-4
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics, is an inspiring figure who wanted to give everyone the opportunity to play the sports they love. Teach students her story with this fascinating Grade 1 nonfiction reader!
Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Inspiring Olympics
- Describes the life and legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
- Provides a short fiction piece about a young Kennedy Shriver to get students interested
- Connects relevant topics such as acceptance and inclusivity to students’ daily lives
- Includes historical images, thought-provoking discussion questions, and a “Civics in Action” activity that will encourage students to be kind to everybody
Eunice Kennedy Shriver worked hard to create places for athletes with disabilities to shine. This teacher-approved book details Kennedy Shriver’s sports camp for children with disabilities, the creation of the Special Olympics, and her belief in giving people a fair chance to do what they love. With valuable discussion questions and other meaningful features, this reader will show first grade students the amazing things that can happen when everyone is included.
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