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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. Getting physically fit and maintaining a one's health takes work.
The Winter Olympics' Tale
Students look back at the athletes, events and related news surrounding the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and present brief newscasts recapping the highlights of individual sports.
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. They write newspapers articles illustrating the results of their survey.
Individual Sports 1 - Final Exam
There are 50 questions on this final exam for individual sports. The sports covered in this class are: badminton, golf, weight training, and pickle ball. There are a few questions related to fitness. The questions are mostly multiple choice with some matching. This quiz is comprehensive enough to check what your class has learned.
Bowling - Individual Sports 2
Everything you wanted to know about bowling, and then some! The presentation covers technique, strategy, history, strike, spare, split, footwork, approach, and target. And then there's a turkey! A great, informative presentation on all the basics of bowling.
New! 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.
The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
Students research the role and value of sports in modern high schools which resemble the ancient Greek education. In this sports history lesson, students explore the meaning of aretê and evaluate an academic essay. Students find evidence in ancient Greek primary sources for and against the essay. Students determine whether the author's arguments apply to the high school sports culture.
Sports Verbs and Vocabulary
In this sport vocabulary learning exercise, students determine which words in a set identify team, individual and opponent sports, match sports, equipment and sports verbs and read short passages to determine sports being played. Questions have multiple components.
Who's on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports
Students examine how alcohol companies use sponsorship of sports to promote their products. They complete a survey, analyze the results, and research the sports sponsorship portfolios of five beer companies.
Violence in Sports
Students explore the gratuitous use of violence in televised sports. They discuss sports they participate in, and the rules and consequences that relate to unsporting behaviour. They see if the same rules apply to professional athletes.
Snow Sports: merit badge
In this snow sports instructional activity, learners fill out short answer questions using their workbook about snow sports in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 6 questions total.
Water Sports: merit badge
In this water sports worksheet, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
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.
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. They discuss National Philanthropy Day and ways to celebrate it. Extend this instructional activity into a research paper which requires middle schoolers to use textual evidence to support their arguments.
comparison of Two Gender Sports Teams
Students gather data on sports team and create a box and whisper plot. In this data collection lesson, students find the median, the quartile range, and relationships between variables.
Sports in China: What And Why They Play?
Students study several different types of Chinese sports played throughout history in China. They examine the historical perspective of the importance of sports in Chinese culture and create a final project using information about three types of Chinese sports of their choice in the format of a sports mobile.
Students complete a variety of activities (using the Washington Post Newspaper) that reinforce concepts involved in sports writing.
Sports Merit Badge Workbook
For this Sports Boy Scout merit badge worksheet, students complete 7 pages of short answer questions. They answer questions about the prevention of sports related illnesses and injuries. They diagram and describe the rules and etiquette of a number of sports.
SPORTS Lesson Plan: Trading Cards
After visiting websites about the Special Olympics, your class creates trading cards about people with disabilities and the adaptations that have been made for them in sports.
Sports Journalism: Taking Notes
Students learn and use three steps to effective note taking. In this note taking lesson, students employ a method to assist them in taking clear and accurate notes. Students practice note taking skills at a sports event at their school.