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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. 
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.
For 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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
High schoolers explore the concept of collaboration. In this teamwork lesson, students use handheld computers to evaluate the role of cooperation in today's business world.
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.
In this sportsmanship learning exercise, students read through the checklist to determine if they were respectful during a game and displayed sportsmanship.
Young scholars practice working in groups to brainstorm about what teamwork means to them. They develop their own guidelines to pass along to others about how to work in a group successfully.
Young scholars 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
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.
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.
Pirate Knockdown is a basic game consisting of rolling a ball at a target. The game situation makes it fun to practice gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and teamwork. This game is easy to set up, easy to monitor, and easy to clean up. Just what a teacher likes!
Students use problem solving to get three balls in their team's hoop. In this active game, students work together to figure out how to get three balls in their team's hoop. This lesson integrates movement and teamwork.
Students investigate good citizenship and teamwork by solving problems in a group.  In this cooperation lesson, students read a story by Marc Brown and discuss the themes of citizenship and communication.  Students identify the 8 steps of the design process and create a necklace which they will wear while they complete a design project in a group.
Learners complete an obstacle course relay using a variety of sport equipment and skills that not only promotes physical fitness, but also incorporates team spirit and sportsmanship.
Fourth graders develop jump roping skills which include hand and foot coordination. In this health lesson, 4th graders practice good sportsmanship. Students cooperate with other classmates during this activity. Students learn how to develop strength in both their lungs and heart. Students are assessed by teacher observations during the jump rope activity.
Third graders practice teamwork. In this group dynamics instructional activity, 3rd graders play a team game that requires them to determine strategies of play as they work as unit to achieve their goal.

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