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Individual Sports - Final Project
A very nicely organized worksheet for a final project on a one-week workout plan for an individual sport. There are four parts to this workout plan: goals, nutrition, safety, and physical activity/exercise. These categories will certainly identify whether the class has learned the important components of lifelong physical activity and its benefits.
9th - 12th Physical Education
A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners by delivering a two-minute presentation and then hold a final vote.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports heroes.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Philanthropy of Sports Heroes and Myself
What is philanthropy? What does it mean to be a responsible citizen? Middle and high schoolers write an essay, create a poster, or write a song about one of their favorite heroes covered in the instructional activity. It appears that you'll have to select some sports heroes yourself, or consider having your learners choose public figures and research their contributions to society.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Debating the Social and Ethical Issues in Personal Genetics and Sports
How might genetic testing impact and transform the nature of athletic sports? After reading a New York Times article on genetic testing for children to determine athletic ability, class members are broken into groups and take on the roles of parents, students, and doctors in various hypothetical scenarios involving such testing.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Hey There, Sports Fans!
Students discuss the impact that fans have on a sports team. After reading an article, they identify how Chicago Cubs fans are responding to their loss in the playoffs. With a partner, they develop surveys in which they give to family and friends about their habits at sporting events.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Score a home run with this packet of information on the very first player of the Negro League to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — cultural groundbreaker and sports legend Satchel Paige. These worksheets include a brief history of Paige's life and career, a description of the Negro League and other major players, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, and a coloring worksheet.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Play Baseball a Social Skills Lesson
Team sports are quite social; they involve following rules, playing cooperatively, communication, taking turns, and interpersonal relations. Introduce your special education class to the all-American sport of baseball. They learn about the game, practice content-specific vocabulary, watch a cartoon about baseball, discuss social skills, and if time permits, play the game.
5th - 8th Physical Education
Young historians create a newspaper story about a 20th century sporting event. After viewing a CD-ROM that has images and examples of sports stories from that time, learners strive to create a newspaper story that contains headlines, date lines, and the body of the news story - just like in a real newspaper.
4th - 5th Physical Education
Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a radio commentary of how the body parts work in a sports action.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Students research statistics about sports participation in references such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States. They make and analyze a list of the 10 sports that the highest number of Americans participated in on an amateur or school/college basis last year.
6th - 8th Health
Tragedy on the Field
Students explore sports-related health risks and develop school policies on these issues, rewriting current school policy to reflect their ideas. They then conduct field research to discover how these risks are addressed in various sports within their school's athletic department.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Managing Training Loads and Sports Injuries
How can our young athletes work to reduce sports injuries and avoid risks associated with overtraining? Discover the major components of managing and monitoring an individual's training load, as well as the warning signs and symptoms of overtraining.
7th - 12th Physical Education