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Iowa Phenom Caitlin Clark Breaks NCAA Women’s Basketball Record for Career Points

February 28, 2024

Iowa Phenom Caitlin Clark Breaks NCAA Women’s Basketball Record for Career Points

Ask students: How is Caitlin Clark bringing attention to women's sports? Who held the previous record for all-time leading scorer?

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Summary

Caitlin Clark is now the all-time leading scorer for NCAA women’s basketball. The Iowa superstar made history on Feb. 15, when she broke the record on her home court, leading fans to erupt in cheers.

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Key Terms

logo three - when a basketball player shoots a 3 point shot from around the half court line.

Warm Up Questions

  1. Who held the previous record for all-time leading scorer?
  2. What age is Caitlin Clark?
  3. Where did the game take place?
  4. When did Lynette Woodard play?
  5. How did Clark score her record breaking basket?

Focus Questions

How is Caitlin Clark bringing attention to women's sports? Which statement by Clark stood out to you and why?

Media literacy: Who are some other influential women in sports?

Alternative: See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think about? What would you like to learn more about?

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What students can do:

Watch the Student Reporting Labs video and answer the following question: What are some of the advantages of playing a team sport?

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Republished with permission from PBS NewsHour Classroom.

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