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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. For this character development and leadership lesson, 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.
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.