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Designed for doctors, but absolutely useful for physical education teachers and coaches, this illustrated atlas is packed with information about the most common sports injuries.
Students discuss the impact that fans have on a sports team. After reading an article, they identify how Chicago Cubs fans are responding to their loss in the playoffs. With a partner, they develop surveys in which they give to family and friends about their habits at sporting events. They write newspapers articles illustrating the results of their survey.
For this snow sports worksheet, students fill out short answer questions using their workbook about snow sports in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 6 questions total.
In this water sports activity, students answer short answer questions about water sports and safety. Students complete 6 questions to get their merit badge.
Doing research on a sports team can be a way to have students practice a variety of skills. Find fabulous ideas for activities or lessons that you can implement with your class!
Students research statistics about sports participation in references such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States. They make and analyze a list of the 10 sports that the highest number of Americans participated in on an amateur or school/college basis last year.
Middle schoolers take a closer look at performance sports. In this personal health lesson, students discuss how participating in team sports affects them and then create their own team sport games using only the materials provided. Once middle schoolers have tried the game out, they respond to discussion questions.
In this Sports Boy Scout merit badge activity, students complete 7 pages of short answer questions. They answer questions about the prevention of sports related illnesses and injuries. They diagram and describe the rules and etiquette of a number of sports.
Students explore athleticism by reading a book in class. In this extreme sports lesson, students read the nonfiction book Sports on the Edge and discuss what makes a normal sport "extreme." Students answer sports related study questions and define sports vocabulary terms.
Students research the roles of individuals, groups, and institutions in sports history. They create fictional sports magazines to demonstrate an awareness of the uniqueness of individuals and appreciation of themselves as athletes. Students write and illustrate magazine articles and ads that reflect the information they gathered.
In this writing worksheet, students first correct mistakes in sentences about sports, use a word box and fill in blanks in a paragraph, then write a paragraph of their own about a favorite sport.
Students examine the purpose of a preview sports story and learn how to construct their own. In this journalism lesson students apply what they learn to write better advance stories.
Have you been rock climbing? Have your learners complete pre-reading, writing, and post-reading activities for the book Rock Climbing: Extreme Sports. In this guided reading lesson plan, readers complete writing activities, review vocabulary, answer short-answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students identify the items and events that make adaptive sports possible. In this adaptive sports instructional activity, students research how accomplishments are obtained for people with disabilities. Students research different tournaments, events, and races that use adaptive sports and equipment that make these accomplishments possible.
Looking for a rainy day activity? An article from the New York Times provides a nice topic for discussion. There will be many opinions and lively discussion as to how the class feels about cheerleading being a sport, or not. Ask them to state and support their reasons as to why or why not.
Students learn and use three steps to effective note taking. In this note taking instructional activity, students employ a method to assist them in taking clear and accurate notes. Students practice note taking skills at a sports event at their school.
Students write exciting stories about games and matches. In this sports journalism lesson, students discover characteristics of a good game story. Students complete a graphic organizer in which they provide information for a game story based on given information.
Students research the role and value of sports in modern high schools which resemble the ancient Greek education. In this sports history lesson, students explore the meaning of aretê and evaluate an academic essay. Students find evidence in ancient Greek primary sources for and against the essay. Students determine whether the author's arguments apply to the high school sports culture.
Students study several different types of Chinese sports played throughout history in China. They examine the historical perspective of the importance of sports in Chinese culture and create a final project using information about three types of Chinese sports of their choice in the format of a sports mobile.
Physical science juniors will enjoy this sensational enrichment on aerodynamics, especially if they are also sports fans! With a focus on physical features and behaviors, collaborative groups make observations on five different golf balls and speculate on how the features affect performance. They choose another piece of sports equipment that they would like to research and suggest improvements for. Three handouts, background information, and a link to a fascinating slide show about engineered equipment for Olympic athletes are all included.