Jacobus Franciscus ThorpeBorn on May 28, 1887Jim’s father, Hiram Thorpe, an IrishFarmerJim’s mother, Charlotte Vieux,(Pottawatomi, sac and fox, french)Indian territory near Prague,OkHe was a twin(Charlie)
Dad diedNative AmericanUniversityTalent wasdiscovered
Carlisle 1904 Dad died Native American University Talent was discovered
MedalsAs Jim Thorpe got older He won manymedals for his athletic abilities .He won the gold medals in thedecathlon and pentathlon during the1912 Olympic Games.
MedalsJim had won the broad jump, the200-meter hurdles, the discusthrow, 1,500 meter run and wasthird in the javelin. He was numberone in high hurdles.
Steps for making medalsStep 1. Get out supplies (crayons,markers,and colored pencils).Step 2. Get out medals and ribbon (chooseyour ribbon color) run the pin through theribbon to secure it.Step 3. Now on your medals drawsomething that you like that makes youwho you are.
Vocabulary Perseverance: continuance in a state of grace to the end,leading to eternal salvation.Athleticism: of, relating to, or suitable for an athlete or for athleticsChallenge: a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc.Conﬁdence: belief in oneself and ones powers or abilitiesPrairie: a tract of grassland; meadowReservation: an area of landClan: a group of people of common descent; familySurvive: to endure or live throughSanitation: the development and application of sanitary measures for the sake ofcleanliness, protecting health, etc.Pneumonia: inﬂammation of the lungs with congestionInconsolable: incapable of being consoled or comforted
Attributions Books Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac Published by Lee & Low Jim Thorpe, Original All American by Joseph Bruchac Published by DialNative American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe by Kate Buford Published by Knopf
Attributions Video http://www.jimthorpefilm.com/ http://www.moiraproductions.com/ Jim Thope, The World’s Greatest AthleteProduced by Tom Weidlinger and Joseph Bruchac Directed by Tom WeidlingerWritten by Tom Weidlinger and Joseph Bruchac A Moria Film & DVD in Association with Dateline Productions Funded by the Lincoln Foundation