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Activity
SASK Sports

A Resource Manual for Sport Leaders

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Here is an incredible collection of activities designed to teach younger pupils broad-based and sport-specific skills. Games are organized according to a variety of sports (i.e. soccer, softball, baseball, etc.) and skill (i.e. running,...
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Lesson Planet Article
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Shoot the Bacon!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Delight your young athletes by leading this fun twist on a classic blacktop PE game.
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Lesson Plan
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Basketball Dribbling Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A gold mine of basketball dribbling drills! There are an assorted variety of drills here to keep those players busy. Some involve cooperation, some competition, but all of them are about practicing dribbling.
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Lesson Plan
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Excel, Word, and Basketball

For Teachers 5th
Wow, this lesson packs a punch. Pupils interview basketball players, write about a game, and use Excel to organize statistics related to the players and the points scored. Afterward, they create posters, presentations, and much more.
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Lesson Plan
Anti-Defamation League

Sneakers and Prejudice: Letters to Challenge Bias

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After learning that NBA player Stephen Curry's shoes only come in boys' sizes, Riley wrote a letter sharing her concern, highlighting the gender bias and inviting Curry to take action. Scholars view a news clip, review the letters,...
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Lesson Plan
ReadWriteThink

"Three Stones Back": Using Informational Text to Enhance Understanding of Ball Don't Lie

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
"Three Stones Back," a passage from Matt de la Pena's best-seller, Ball Don't Lie, allows readers to practice their close reading skills as they compare the passage to an information text about wealth inequality. 
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Lesson Plan
National Woman's History Museum

Breaking Barriers: Women’s Basketball Documents

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Is basketball ladylike? A pressing debate in the nineteenth century explored the issue in the sports world. Using images, news reports, and the rules of the game, young scholars decide whether the sport helped advance the cause of women...
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Performance
Radford University

Modeling Quadratics Basketball Video Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Will he make it? After watching a video of part of a basketball shot, groups create their own videos. Teams record a video of shooting a ball at a hoop and edit it to show only a portion of the shot. Group members determine the equation...
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Performance
Radford University

How do I Create a Scaled Model of a Full-Sized Basketball Court?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take mathematics to the hoop! Pairs first measure the linear distances on a basketball court. Using those measurements, they determine the scale lengths to create a scaled model. To finish the activity, learners create models of the...
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Activity
101 Questions

Basketball Shots

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Shoot for greater understanding of systems. Pupils watch a short video of a man attempting basketball shots, both one-point free throws and two-point field goals. Given the total number of shots and total number of points made, viewers...
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Activity
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Rating Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your favorite sports team is ranked #1. How do the powers that be determine this rating? Learn how ratings are mathematically computed using probability concepts, from the Elo Rating System for chess to the Rating Percentage Index for...
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Florida Center for Reading Research

Vocabulary: Word Analysis, Analogy Basketball

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Give grammar instruction a boost with a basketball-themed game all about analogies! Working in pairs, learners quiz each other's analogy knowledge testing how many they can complete and earn the most points.
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Worksheet
National Security Agency

Go One-on-One with Decimals

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Shoot and score with three basketball-themed lessons about decimals. Young mathematicians compare game statistics, make trash can hoops, and play a data spinner game to practice identifying digits and values within decimal numbers.
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Writing
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Lin at Home and Abroad

For Students 6th - 8th
What is so amazing about Jeremy Lin? Read the following New York Times article and find out. The article and 13 comprehension questions regarding this basketball super star are awaiting your eager readers. 
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PPT
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Basketball - Hoops - Team Sports 2

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Hoopsters! Looking for something to use to teach your hoopsters a bit about the game of basketball? Use this very comprehensive PowerPoint to teach everything from the history of the sport, to skill techniques, to game plays. Included...
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Worksheet
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Basketball

For Students 6th - 10th
When this learning exercise is completed, your players will know the basics of basketball. Items covered: court diagram, team/scoring, violations, fouls, terms used in basketball, the cues for the skills of shooting, dribbling, and...
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Lesson Plan
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Speed Score

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A fast and fun way to practice shooting basketball. Small cooperative groups help each other tally up the most baskets made in a certain period of time. There are a couple ideas included to increase or decrease the difficulty of the...
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Lesson Plan
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Bounce With Me

For Teachers 9th - 10th
How many practice lay-ups do you think Michael Jordan has done in his lifetime? Too many to count, but he had to start somewhere! Practice is the key to getting better in any activity. Look through this basketball lesson as there are...
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Lesson Plan
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"It's More Than a School": Proposing Programs to Meet Student Needs

For Teachers 10th - 12th
This detailed lesson plan from New York Times' The Learning Network centers around Carroll Academy and its girl's basketball team. Learners compare their school to Carroll Academy, read anywhere from 1 to 5 engaging articles about the...
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Printables
abcteach

Goals Books, Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Do your kids love football? Discuss goals for your class or for the future with a book template shaped like a football. Kids write down their goals and use the pattern to create a book.
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Lesson Plan
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Basketball Notes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students add the value of various musical notes to win a chance to shoot a basketball. They compete in teams and consider the values of quarter, half and whole notes to complete related math problems.
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Writing
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Making a Formal Argument - "Soccer or Basketball"

For Students 4th - 6th
Which is a better sport: soccer or basketball? Upper elementary writers will love arguing over their favorite sports. Consider asking the class what their favorite sports are before assigning this sheet and editing the choices as needed....
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Lesson Plan
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Shooting Basketball Stars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Lessons that have a little competition built into the skills drills because it helps the players focus more on what they should be practicing. Players practice lay-ups, mid-distance shots and long-range shots. They collect stars of...
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Lesson Plan
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Wheelchair Basketball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The class practices bounce passes and chest passes to improve their basketball skills. They get to play a modified basketball game with no dribbling allowed. You could incorporate several modifications into this lesson to accomodate...