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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 young scholars 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 discover how to play sports fairly by role playing sports scenarios in class. In this sportsmanship instructional activity, 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. Students complete a quiz after the charades activity.
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.
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.
Students complete activities as an analysis of leadership, teamwork, and community service. For 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 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.