Leadership, Sportsmanship, and Teamwork Teacher Resources

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Cooperative Snowmen

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teamwork and collaboration are such important skills to foster in young children. The goal of this lesson is for teams to create a collaborative project while learning how to work as a unit. In small groups, the class creates snowmen for...
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Sportsmanship Checklist

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this sportsmanship worksheet, students read through the checklist to determine if they were respectful during a game and displayed sportsmanship.
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Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for Elementary Students

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students access a variety of team-building related resources on the Internet. They examine cooperative games, collaborative artwork, create me-shirts, develop Venn diagrams, and create a classroom quilt and class welcome book.
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Design a Dome

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Looking for a building project that isn't as messy as the egg drop? Investigate geodesic domes and have teams create their own using commonly sourced materials. Teamwork is encouraged through proper planning, execution, and reflection of...
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Sportsmanship

For Students 5th - 6th
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.
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Cooperative Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Three activities can foster communication in your class. The first activity must be done non-verbally. The second takes a bit of team work, planning, and cooperation. Finally, the third activity is built around listening and trust. Get...
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Prisoners Baseball

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students play the game prisoners baseball. They tag members of the other team and put them into the prison area. Students may b freed by a member of his own team. Students play a variety of games that help them use team work.
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Against the Odds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What factors help people achieve goals? What factors prevent people from achieving goals? What are the elements that need to be in place to make a team function well? Using Damien Lewis’ Desert Claw and John Francome’s Winner Takes All,...
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Skirmish Ball

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Build character while playing a fun game. The class practices throwing and catching in this game, which is based on honesty and team work. Take a look at this instructional activity and see if your class is up to the task.
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Activity: Paper Cup Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Hold a competition in your science or engineering class to find out which group can design the most effective new style of paper cup from a single sheet of paper. Each group will be challenged by this activity and will have fun at the...
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Solve a Transfer Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Imagine that golf balls are radioactive and that they must be moved without touching or dropping them! This is what collaborative groups experience in this challenge. Each group is given a variety of materials with which to construct a...
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Team-Building and Communication Skills

For Teachers 12th Standards
Scholars learn effective communication and problem-solving skills with a fun team-building exercise. Next, they work together to build a structure using candy and uncooked spaghetti. Finally, they discuss what they learned about how a...
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Teamwork and Productivity: Building a Better "What's It"

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students produce products and calculate their group's profit or loss.  In this productivity lesson, students work as a team to produce products at specific specifications for a pretend company.  At the end of the time limit, they compute...
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Top 4 High Impact Team and Leadership Development Activities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are your young leaders up to a new challenge or two? Introduce them to the next level in team building through four unique leadership activities. Ranging from verbally coaching a partner on how to set a mousetrap (while their eyes are...
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Introductions: Team Building

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Whether its in the classroom, on the basketball court, or in the office, being able to work as part of team is essential for people of all ages and in all walks of life. Help build this important skill in your students with this...
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Drumline

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does teamwork really make the dream work? And, where is the line between peer pressure and bullying? Social scholars view a clip from the movie Drumline as a part of the seventh lesson in a series of anti-bullying activities. After...
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Teamwork

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners develop self-awareness and discuss the importance of cooperation and communication through worksheets and hands-on, collaborative activities. 
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Challenge Games - Lesson Plans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Challenge games and cooperative games are in abundance. This is the lesson plans home page  for a wide range of challenge games that promote teamwork, cooperation, trust and communication. There are many links included in this page that...
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Survivor Island Field Day

For Teachers K - 6th
Students are given the opportunity to use the teamwork and leadership skills they learned in our cooperative learning unit in a real situation. They participate in relays, races, and rope challenges to showcase their ability to work with...
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Team Building Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Need some ideas for team-building activities? This 27-page packet contains a wide variety suggestions, everything from back-to-school bingo to positive comments name charts. There's even an inspirational poem by David Roth entitled,...
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Mini-Unit: Natural Resources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore how their choices affect others.  In this character development and ecology instructional activity, students debate choice-making issues.  Students listen to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and identify choices the characters...
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Math Scramble

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use math skills and teamwork to solve math problems. Each student gets a card with a number on it. On command, teacher calls out a sum of a math problem. They find others to figure with their number in that math problem.
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Teamwork

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice working in groups to brainstorm about what teamwork means to them. They develop their own guidelines to pass along to others about how to work in a group successfully.

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