The Boys in the Boat: One on One with Daniel James Brown

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In this Humanities/Literature video, author Daniel James Brown gives us the back-story of his compelling New York Times’ Best Seller “The Boys in the Boat” – a tale of the countless challenges facing the U.S. eight-oar rowing team during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Throughout this story, Brown drops what he calls informational “treasures” that transport the reader to Depression-era USA and Nazi Germany. Join us as he describes the six-year journey he took to find all those “treasures” and write the story that reveals the heart and dedication of not just the nine boys in the boat, but the people of that entire generation.

Grade Levels:  7 and up

Transcript and supplemental curriculum materials are available below.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

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Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

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Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me

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Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 764: Transcript of The Boys in the Boat: One on One With Daniel James Brown

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