Leadership, Sportsmanship, and Teamwork Teacher Resources
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Kids Health - Sportsmanship
Students complete activities regarding good sportsmanship. In this sportsmanship lesson, students discuss winning, losing, and cheating. They participate in Sportsmanship scenarios and discuss what they would do in each situation.
New! Filtration Investigation
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This instructional activity would be effective in your STEM curriculum or as a instructional activity in water quality with your earth science class. Consider having older learners research water quality issues in other countries as a way to extend this into social studies.
Good Sportsmanship Leads to Home Run
Pupils share examples of good sportsmanship, then read a news article about a team helping an injured player score a home run. The teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and watch a video about good sportsmanship. The lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Honest, It's Teamwork
Ninth graders survey the school population about character qualities. Working as a team, they write a script and video tape it for presentation about a schoolwide issue. They play a game stressing teamwork.
Elementary learners discuss what it means to be a good and bad sport during competition. They define specific behaviors that would constitute both good and bad sportsmanship. Next, they role-play different situations demonstrating positive and negative behaviors. Finally, they complete a worksheet with regard to their new knowledge.
Learners discover how to play sports fairly by role playing sports scenarios in class. For this sportsmanship lesson, students participate in a charades activity in which they act out a random event while the class decides if this is an example of good sportsmanship or not. Learners complete a quiz after the charades activity.
Teamwork at School
In this social studies worksheet, students learn that teamwork is a vital part of life at school. Students read the information and advice on this poster. Students list examples of teams or groups they have enjoyed and write how working together can be helpful.
Teamwork Saves The Day
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Teamwork Saves The Day. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Sportsmanship and Spectator Behavior
Sixth graders listen to the story BEING A BAD SPORT as teacher reads to the class. They identify good and bad sportsmanship by reading and writing activities. They then go to the gym and simulate a game situation recording examples of good and bad sportsmanship.
Social Studies: What Is Teamwork?
Third graders define and give examples of teamwork. Following a class discussion about the subject, they write paragraphs expressing their interpretations from the perspective of lawyers, judges, and other career personnel. Presentations also include student-drawn pictures on the topic.
Teamwork is the focus of this lesson. By discussing what teamwork means, learners begin to explore this topic. There are a series of slides focusing on the behavior of geese that highlight leadership and teamwork skills.
Developing Successful Teamwork Skills - The Spaghetti Incident
Students identify and apply appropriate teamwork strategies to ensure successful Completion of the Colonization of Mars project. They discuss what good teamwork means and practice good teamwork skills throughout the unit.
Students explore the concept of collaboration. In this teamwork lesson, students use handheld computers to evaluate the role of cooperation in today's business world.
Teamwork and Leadership
Students complete activities as an analysis of leadership, teamwork, and community service. In this teamwork and leadership lesson, students discuss teamwork and read an example of it. Students participate in a teamwork building activity and create a pennant, motto, and poster for the topic of leadership and teamwork.
Survivor Island Field Day
Students are given the opportunity to use the teamwork and leadership skills they learned in our cooperative learning unit in a real situation. They participate in relays, races, and rope challenges to showcase their ability to work with other student
Stuents explore aspects of bravery, family relationships, and teamwork as well as the darker human aspects of deviance and confession as they read the journal of the main character Paul Fisher and dramatize events from the novel in videotape format.
Building Teamwork with Communication
Students analyze the benefits of teamwork and communication techniques. In this teamwork and communication lesson, students participate in a teamwork and communication activity. Students also complete a related worksheet.
Survivor Field Day
Survivor field day is based on challenges and games played in the TV show Survivor. Using everyday PE equipment that might be available at most elementary schools; here are some games of challenge and teamwork. With each one of these games, the teacher could adapt it to use the equipment available and the skill level of the group. While this lesson is set up as a field day, each of these activities could be done as stand-alone games.
Mini World Cup
Seventh graders participate in a mini world cup competition. They improve their soccer skills and build teamwork. They research and draw the flag from the country they represent. They follow traditional soccer rules and participate in the competition.
Lesson Plans to Teach Morals
If you have access to YouTube, this would be an excellent series of lessons on good sportsmanship. In the first lesson, show a few sports videos to help your class look at good sportsmanship as well as some situations that show bad sportsmanship. Then, have them define what good sportsmanship should be. Lesson two the focus is on ways to encourage not only your teammates, but also your opposing players. Lesson three addresses the six responsible behaviors. Lesson four, the focus is on playing fair, so find "The Six Pillars of Character" on YouTube and show this to the class. Hopefully there will be a lot of discussion every lesson about character, morals, and good sportsmanship.