Well, today I did some digging and the information is impressive. Even if you don't like soccer, it is easy to see, after reading this article, why
So for those of you interested in sharing more about this incredible athlete with your students/children, here are some resources and activities that shed some light on this amazing man's life or that can be incorporated into a lesson plan.
FIFA Classic Player: Another great article on the life of Pelé.
Pitara Kids Network also has a short biography in their Biographies for Kids section.
The Black Pearl: Pelé A free downloadable lesson plan for grades 5-8
Pelé coloring page by edupics.
And check out My Hero Project's Sports Hero: Pelé by Bryan Stillwagon
There's also many videos posted on YouTube. Check out some of his fancy moves here:
And, of course, you can't ignore this fantastic children's book, by the talented Monica Brown...
You can buy a copy of this book here. Both new and gently used copies are available.
Con mucho cariño...