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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 learners read the news report and watch a video about good sportsmanship. The lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
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.
Students explore communication skills. In this character development and leadership activity, students play "Twenty Questions" and give oral directions to a blindfolded partner walking through a maze. Students discuss how effective communication skills were necessary to perform both activities well. Students make connections between the activities and other teamwork situations.