Sportsmanship Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
In this sportsmanship learning exercise, students read through the checklist to determine if they were respectful during a game and displayed sportsmanship.
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.
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.
Learners discover how to play sports fairly by role playing sports scenarios in class. In 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.
Using this creative lesson 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.
For this sportsmanship worksheet, 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.
In this sportsmanship worksheet, 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.
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?
In this recognizing good sportsmanship instructional activity, 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.
In this personal health worksheet, students take good sportsmanship into consideration as they read an assigned article and respond to 3 short answer questions.
Young scholars play a team sport. In this sportsmanship lesson, students learn to play scooter hockey and how to cooperate when playing a team sport.
Students take part in a fun holiday circuit training activity that promotes good sportsmanship and encourages students to challenge themselves using a variety of throwing and catching tasks.
Students work as teams to help others and develop cardio-respiratory endurance. They play a game of tag using noodles.
Students create a bulletin board documenting good sportsmanship. After reviewing articles in magazines, students choose pieces that document good and bad behavior in sports. They discuss the implications of the behaviors noted in the article.
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.
High schoolers 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.