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Students will increase their knowledge of and develop an appreciation for the development of Women's hockey in Canada.
1. Print Handout 3.1: Students Assignments of Newspaper Articles, Handout 3.2: Questions, Handout 3.3: Rubric for Newspaper Stories and make copies for your students.
2. Prepare a picture found on the Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective of someone playing hockey and place on an overhead.
Introduction (10 minutes)
1. Teacher may post an agenda for the lesson.
2. On an overhead, teacher will show a picture of a young hockey player and ask students:
Body of the Lesson (100 minutes)
The teacher will:
2. identify each student in the class as A, B, or C;
3. give instructions to read, analyze, interpret, draw conclusions;
4. direct students to independently write notes in their notebooks about the historical significance of what they have read;
5. ask them to refer to their group's focus questions on Handout 3.2;
6. divide the class into groups, each consisting of A, B, and C students to discuss findings;
7. instruct each group (group efforts) to write a 250-300 word newspaper report.
Conclusion (10 minutes)
1. ask students about what they learned about women's hockey in the context of the affect of changing societal values and attitudes towards women.
1. Class discussion of modern roles of women and integration with men in sports.
1. Collect newspaper reports and rubrics for assessment.
2. Assess overall participation and work ethic of students.
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