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This activity gets at the heart of algebraic reasoning and setting up equations with one variable to solve real-world problems. The worksheet has only one problem, but it requires that learners first use their own reasoning capabilities to understand the solution and then build an algebraic equation.
Students in a foreign language class describe and critique how soccer players act on the field: what they can, should, and must do in order to win. Students conduct individual research about a soccer player, write a short paper, and make a 5-minute presentation to the class.
Besides dribbling and passing a soccer ball there are other skills to be learned. Lesson five covers heading a ball and how to do a proper throw-in. The drills are scaffolded to build up to performing the entire skill. There are 20 lessons in this soccer unit. Click on the link and check out the entire unit plans and the individual lessons.
Eighth graders discuss and discover what a duel is. They study the history behind the famous duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. They then engage in "duels" of their own using a soccer ball. They keep "dueling" until a winner from the entire class is determined.
Free kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, penalty kicks. These are types of kicks in the game of soccer. Lesson four is all about learning and practicing how to kick the ball. Laces, laces, laces. That's the part of the foot that should make contact with the soccer ball. This is the fourth lesson out of 20 in this soccer unit. There are links to the other lessons.
There's more to soccer than just playing the game. Here, the class is introduced to the duties of the: owner, manager, coach, captain, statistician, publicist, and referee. Each of these roles have specific duties in order for a team to run smoothly. Of course, in school, several of these roles are not a part of the PE class. Emphasis is put on the role of students as referees. Fairness, honesty, and judging to the best of ones abilities is stressed. There are 20 lessons in this soccer unit with links to the other lessons and to the soccer home page.
Seventh graders demonstrate basic soccer concepts using hand-eye coordination and a paddle and a ping pong ball. In small groups, they play a traditional game of soccer, but with each student using a ping-pong paddle with the object being to make a goal with a ping-pong ball.
Another lesson set up for teams to practice their skills and prepare for the World Cup tournament the class will have. There is a great warm-up for this lesson. It's called the Team Marathon, Activities and Sequence. It includes activities like jumping rope, hula hooping, dribbling a basketball, singing a song, and more. Sounds like a fun warm-up activity. After that the class practices their soccer skills. Once again, there is a button to click to get to the rest of the lessons in this unit.