Virtual Biography: Billie Jean King
⭐️Let’s explore the life of tennis star and activist Billie Jean King! In this virtual biography, students will learn about Billie Jean King’s inspiration, career, identity, and activism.
⭐️This virtual biography author study is the same format as our best-selling virtual field trips. They are in Google Slides & Seesaw contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of reading and critical thinking skills. Students read and watch videos about Billie Jean King’s inspiration, identity, activism, and how she changes the game of tennis. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Slides & Virtual Video Read Alouds – Interactive slides & virtual video read aloud take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading comprehension skills, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Crosscurricular – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and incorporates reading, writing, and art.
- Let’s Explore!
- About Billie Jean King
- A Brief Timeline
- Billie Jean King’s Inspiration
- Althea Gibson
- Changing the Game
- Billie Jean King Makes Change
- Battle of the Sexes
- Change for Good
- A “Woman of the Century”
- Analyzing Quotes
- Digging Into Identity: BJK
- Explore Your Identity!
- Identity and Activism
- Send a Postcard!
- More to Explore
Answer Key Included
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This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 5th to 8th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
This virtual field trip takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.