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Students identify athletic programs to be cut from school district budget, find out how many students have received college athletic scholarships in past, and interview students and coaches to find out how scholarship search is going if school has cancelled or cut back on athletics. Students then prepare presentation for classmates and School Board about impact of program cuts on students' ability to get scholarships.
Students read a story called Athletes Need to Make the Grade to Play and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events college athletes and academics lesson plan, student respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, alphabetizing NCAA sports, and taking an online quiz matching NCAA schools with their nicknames.
Students complete Internet research to find facts about an Olympic sport. In this Olympic research lesson, students complete online research about the Olympics. Students design a bitmap depicting an Olympic athlete and an Olympic medal or pin that corresponds. Students research career opportunities with the Olympics.
Students collect financial statements from the district and find out what, if anything,is cut from athletics. Students investigate how many hope to use athletic scholarships next fall. Students interview students, their parents and coaches to find out how the scholarship search is going if your school has cancelled or cut back on athletics.
Students visit a swimming pool and brainstorm different water sports and what benefits swimming has over other types of exercise. They then discuss buoyancy and water pressure and when how objects sink or float before playing a game of water volleyball and preparing a journal entry.