Virtual Biography: Wilma Rudolph



Virtual Biography: Wilma Rudolph

⭐️Let’s explore the life of athlete and sports track star Wilma Rudolph! In this virtual biography, students will learn about Olympic star Wilma Rudolph. Learn about her life, sports career, explore body systems, and more!


⭐️This virtual biography 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 Wilma Rudolph, and answer questions and interactive activities along the way. Students learn the science of how bodies move.


⭐️Cross-curricular! Reading comprehension, science, history, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.


⭐️No-prep! Assign in Google Classroom or complete as a whole class on Google Slides. Get your students excited about learning though this easy-to-implement click-and-go activity!


⭐️Perfect companion to a unit that integrates Wilma Rudolph, Women’s History, Black History, sports and athletes, or body systems.


*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.


What’s Included?

  1. Who Was Wilma Rudolph?
  2. Let’s Explore!
  3. A Timeline
  4. A Star!
  5. Comparing Sources
  6. Compare and Contrast
  7. 7. What Are the Olympics?
  8. 8. Matching Images
  9. 9. Wilma Competes
  10. 10. Breaking Barriers
  11. 11. The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
  12. 12. Analyzing the Story
  13. 13. How We Move
  14. 14. Exploring Body Systems
  15. 15. Send a Postcard!
  16. 16. More to Explore

Answer Key Included


Take a closer look at what this resource looks like in this video preview.


This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:

  • 5th to 8th Grade: Independent for on-level students.


Time to Complete:

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.


Copyright & Terms of Use

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