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British warm-up tag is a team dodgeball game. One ball, two teams. Run away from the person who has the ball in his hand to avoid being hit by the ball and eliminated from the game. If you have the ball in your hands, you may not move your feet, but you can toss the ball to a teammate who might have a better chance of throwing it at an opponent. I imagine there will be lots of running around, and perhaps even a little strategy involved in playing this game.
This is a big dodgeball game. The cats line up on the sidelines of the basketball court. The mice line up on one endline of the basketball court. The mice want to get the cheese from one end of the court to the other and then back. Of course, they do not want to get hit by balls being thrown by the cats! Sounds like a lot of fun to play, and it's a great way to practice throwing skills.
This is a description of a game, not a lesson. Circle ball is a game of controlled dodgeball. Playing in a circle is a nice way for younger learners. A small circle means the rollers have an increased opportunity to hit the player in the middle. A larger circle gives the player in the middle more opportunity to avoid being hit. The players in the middle also have to increase their awareness of who is rolling the ball at them and from which direction. If a second ball is added, then there is much more action! Try out different variations of circle size and number of players in the middle and number of balls used. Endless possibilities!
Set up two teams, one in the field throwing the ball, and the other who will be running through the field to try to score a run. The running team forms two lines behind an endline and the first player in line must run across the field and back without getting hit by the ball to score a run. They will then tag the next runner who will attempt the same thing. The fielding team has a soft Nerf-type ball in which they are trying to throw it at and hit the runner before they score. Hit three runners below the shoulders to get three outs. There's a bit of strategy involved in this activity - both to try to score, and to try to get the runners out.
Students read an article about the speaker of the House meeting the Syrian president. As a class, they discuss the questions surrounding Pelosi going to Syria even though the President is to handle foreign affairs. They role-play the role of advisors to President Assad and prepare memos for him regarding his meeting with Pelosi.