Breaking Barriers, Racism and Stereotypes in Sports

Brett Babkirk

Chad Shepley

Frank Rosati

Description of Pedagogical Tool:

This multiliteracies project is designed to provide teachers with an educational tool, showcasing athletes who have overcome adversity and who have “broken” racial, gender, sexual orientation and ability barriers in sports.

Pedagogical Tool:

Lesson Plan:
Praxis Paper:
Resources Used:
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