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Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens

Historical Heroes: Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens was an athlete and Olympian who competed in the Olympics in Berlin, Germany, in 1936, winning four gold medals in the same event — a feat not matched until Carl Lewis in 1984. In this historical heroes worksheet, second and third graders read a short passage about Owens' life and legacy, then answer the comprehension questions to help determine their understanding. Use this Historical History: Jesse Owens worksheet to support children's nonfiction comprehension skills as they learn to answer who, what, where, why, and how questions.

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