Sportsmanship Teacher Resources
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Kids Health - Sportsmanship
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.
Good Sportsmanship Leads to Home Run
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.
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.
Learners discover how to play sports fairly by role playing sports scenarios in class. For this sportsmanship lesson, 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. Learners complete a quiz after the charades activity.
Sportsmanship and Spectator Behavior
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.
Lesson Plans to Teach Morals
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.
In this sportsmanship worksheet, students read through the checklist to determine if they were respectful during a game and displayed sportsmanship.
Come Play With Me
First graders explore the topics of fair play, good sportsmanship, showing respect for others, and treating others the way you want to be treated. They listen to stories, draw pictures, and participate in games that support the topic of fair play and respect for others.
Sportsmanship Rap Songs
Using this creative lesson plan idea, your class can explore music with a message. Upper elementary learners create their own rap song to express their feelings about physical education and sportsmanship. The resource includes an assessment and examples of rap songs.
Football game seating: Security or Restriction
Pupils read the Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Resource Guide, paying particular attention to what it says for School Reporters. They then write a news article about the issue presented.
In this sportsmanship learning exercise, students choose a well known professional athlete and paste a picture in the frame. Students answer 5 questions and decide if this athlete is a good sport or not.
Sportsmanship in Action
In this sportsmanship activity, students are instructed to read articles at KidsHealth to learn about sportsmanship, then answer a set of questions to help write a brief play about sportsmanship.
Personal Health Series: Sportsmanship
In this sportsmanship worksheet, students choose 1 of 3 given sports scenarios, then complete an organizer that asks: what would a good sport do, and what might happen next?
Opening a Special Ed Class
This is not just a lesson, it's a life saver! Here are 10 separate documents intended to assist a new Special Ed teacher. There are 4 different games, instructional tips, ways to handle documentation, behavioral modification suggestions, and tips on how to modify school curriculum to meet your student's special needs. A must have cheat sheet.
New Kids in The Hall
Students assess the role of statistics in determining those athletes chosen to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They work in small groups to calculate, chart, and graph various statistics for different Hall of Fame members.
Good Sport Award
In this recognizing good sportsmanship learning exercise, students draw a picture of themselves acting like a good sport, write a description, and write their name on the plaque of the figure of the winning cup. Students complete three activities.
Writing A Foreign Policy
Students write a modified "foreign policy" between their own high school and a rival school in the conference. They describe the significance of a foreign policy from the World War II era.
Recycled materials are used to make a bowling ball game and improve math concepts, cooperative play, and coordination. Very young learners use recyclable materials to making bowling pins and a ball. They participate in a bowling game and learn sportsmanship as well as practice math patterns.
How is Chess Played?
Students discover how to play chess. In this how is chess played instructional activity, students examine the rules, vocabulary, and tactics of the game of chess.
Jump Rope Replay
Learners inspect physical education by participating in a relay race. In this jump rope lesson plan, students identify the techniques to skipping rope and discuss the heart benefits which occur from a repeated exercise. Learners collaborate in small groups and practice running a relay race while continuing to jump their rope while they race.