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This is not your typical soccer activity. The basic rules of soccer are used with some flag football adaptations thrown in. When the ball is on the ground, play by the standard soccer rules, but when the ball goes into the air, a player may catch it and run with it or pass it to a teammate. Take a look at this game and give it a try, it's not as complicated as it might seem.
Students become are flag holders. Each one has a flag tucked into back pocket or waist band with flag exposed down to at least the knee. Once the flag is in pocket they can no longer touch flag. The goal for the non-flag holders is to get the flag from a classmate and place it in their pocket. Then they must avoid having their flag stolen.
Learners practice a form of locomotion - walk, jog, gallop, skill. They select 2 to 4 flag holders and each one has a flag tucked into back pocket or waist band with flag exposed down to at least the knee. The goal for the non-flag holders is to get the flag from a classmate and place it in their pocket.
Students observe a video tape which highlights an actual football game in which teams use various pass plays we have practiced and used in the students' high school flag football classes in PE. They identifying basic football pass patterns and basic football terms as demonstrated.
Students role play their favorite judge and chase the other students to try to take their flag football flags away. Then they travel around the gym freely trying not to lose their flags. Students who lose their flags help the judges to obtain the remaining contestants. Finally, they call the game when only 3 contestants remain and become the next set of judges.
Students explore the concepts of velocity, acceleration, distance and football. They collect data on the velocity of a football and they determine the distance and height of a football when it is thrown. Students compare their findings with the velocity rates of quarterbacks in the NFL and college.
Here is a nice introductory lesson on football. The field, positions, game play, offense, defense, skills, and more. All the basics are in this PowerPoint presentation. Use it to go through all the basics that you want the class to learn at the beginning of your football unit.
Pirate ball is much like the game of capture the flag. Each team has a vault area that contains a treasure chest. There is a dungeon where captured enemy pirates are detained. In this game of pirate ball there are four teams competing to capture treasures that each of the other teams possesses. Lots of team strategy must be employed to be the victor in this game.
Escort your class to the parking lot to compare a toy truck or car (with the scale marked) with a real version to illustrate ratios and proportion in action. Teams take on the following task: create an American flag large enough to cover a football field, with all design elements (length, width, stars, stripes, stars box, etc.) in proportion. Resource is designed for use with TI-15 calculators, but can easily be managed by hand as well.
Using meters as years, your class works together to map out the geologic time scale on a football field. Plenty of background information is included in this lesson plan as well as several resource links and a student worksheet. Your earth science class will score a touchdown in understanding geologic history!
Students participate in a variety of lessons/activities designed to teach them about Mexico. They discuss the language and the flag of Mexico. Students learn about the celebrations, family values, music and food of Mexico. The final project, a Pinata, ties together different aspects of the unit into a final celebration.
Third graders recognize the American flag as a symbol. In this symbols lesson plan, 3rd graders review the video "U.S. Flag: Proper Use" and identify what the stars and stripes represent. Students view an online clip of how to fold the American flag and practice folding the flag in the appropriate way.