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Runner's Disqualification Leads to New Law

Listening

Int – Adv
All ages
Grades 4–12

In this digital-only resource, students watch a short video from The Associated Press about a high school runner who was disqualified from an event due to her hijab. Students learn about how this led to a new law in sports.

A list of key background facts is provided as an optional task. You can go over these facts before or after you watch the video.

Focus

topic-based
current events
listening
sports & leisure
social justice

Vocabulary

placing
discrimination
rush
exercise (one's beliefs)
disqualified
waiver
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