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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
The 21st century has brought many changes. Helping middle schoolers develop the relationship skills they need to be successful at home, in school, in their communities, and in the workplace is the focus of this collection of lesson and...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Building strong relationship skills is one important part of social and emotional learning. Working in book circles, as lab partners, research teams, and project-based learning groups requires a specific set of relationship skills. The...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A collection emphasizes the importance of relationship skills including communication, social engagement, relationship-building, and teamwork. Sixteen resources are geared towards scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Resource...
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Good Sportsmanship Leads to Home Run

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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...
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Team Work and Planning

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Welcome to the Great Marshmallow Challenge. To conclude a unit study designed to help scholars develop teamwork and collaboration skills, groups are charged with developing a free-standing structure using only one marshmallow, 20 pieces...
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Teamwork T-shirts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concepts of sportsmanship and teamwork and explain, analyze and study what they are and are shown various examples of teamwork through various sports. They brainstorm all the ways in life to experience sportsmanship...
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Sportsmanship

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Sportsmanship Rap Songs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small...
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Initiatives and Teamwork

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
After your next group project or collaborative assignment, have your learners reflect on what it was like to work with others. They will answer questions on what parts of the process they did and did not enjoy, whether or not they were...
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Kids Health - Sportsmanship

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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. 
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Module: Workplace Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Get your future professionals working in teams as part of a college and career readiness lesson. Discuss times learners have been on teams. What worked and what didn't? How did they settle disagreements? There is a teamwork handout here...
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Teamwork and Leadership

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students complete activities as an analysis of leadership, teamwork, and community service. In this teamwork and leadership lesson, students discuss teamwork and read an example of it. Students participate in a teamwork building activity...
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Leaders and Followers: What Tango Teaches

For Students 9th - 12th
What a great metaphor for understanding the qualities that belong to great leaders and followers! Discover the symbiotic relationship that exists in tango partners, with a special focus on how to achieve a stable, graceful performance...
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Teamwork Poster

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
In this character education poster worksheet, students read the teamwork caption and examine the picture the exemplifies teamwork.
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Survivor Field Day

For Teachers K - 5th
Survivor field day is based on challenges and games played in the TV show Survivor. Using everyday PE equipment that might be available at most elementary schools; here are some games of challenge and teamwork. With each one of these...
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Teamwork

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teamwork is the focus of this lesson. By discussing what teamwork means, learners begin to explore this topic. There are a series of slides focusing on the behavior of geese that highlight leadership and teamwork skills.
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How to Avoid Teamwork Disasters: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #12

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What are some strategies for avoiding teamwork disasters in and out of the workplace? With the video 12th from the Crash Course Business - Soft Skills series, scholars learn how to work effectively in group settings. Viewers explore how...
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Interactive Activities to Introduce Teamwork Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce teens to the teamwork skills and habits of mind they need to be successful in 21st century classrooms and in the workplace with the activities based on Sean Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
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Teamwork

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a series of five exercises designed to help teens develop  the team work skills needed in the 21st century classroom and workplace. 
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Teamwork Saves The Day

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Teamwork Saves The Day. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions,...
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Roles and Functions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
There is no "I" in team! Help your young learners understand the importance of knowing what each teammate's individual responsibilities are when performing in a group, and how each member's role contributes to the greater whole of the...
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Introduction to Team Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What can working in a group trying to build the tallest tower possible using only tape and drinking straws get you? A great opportunity for developing collaborative team-building skills!
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Fitness for Life - Rocks n Hoops

For Teachers 4th - 10th
A game of tag, and stealing, in which all of your class can participate actively in. This activity requires team work and cooperation while being competitive. There are suggestions to keep the game moving, and to modify it to make it...
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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 instructional activity, learners 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 lesson 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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Volleyball - Lesson 12 - Attacking as a Team

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Volleyball Lesson 12 focuses on team work and communication. Helping each other identify balls that are in play or if the ball is going out of play, by calling out loud - in, or, out.  The more communication there is amongst team players...
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Hoop Ball

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students use problem solving to get three balls in their team's hoop. In this active game, students work together to figure out how to get three balls in their team's hoop. This lesson integrates movement and teamwork.
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Obstacle Relay

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students complete an obstacle course relay using a variety of sport equipment and skills that not only promotes physical fitness, but also incorporates team spirit and sportsmanship.
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Hop on Down the Bunny Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice various locomotor skills at six different stations. They move a 'bunny' down a 'trail' to track their progress. All of the activities must be done as a group and stress teamwork and sportsmanship.
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Being a Good Sport

For Students 5th - 8th
In this personal health worksheet, students take good sportsmanship into consideration as they read an assigned article and respond to 3 short answer questions.
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EGG-Cercise Relays: Spring Fun Day

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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.
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Wall of Fame/Wall of Shame

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
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...
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A Tangled Predicament

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students participate in a rope activity to develop team work and communication skills. With one hand on the rope, they determine methods of untying knots in the rope. While blindfolded, students maneuver the rope into different shapes....
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Bring on the World: Practice for Five-a-Side Football Competition

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
In a teamwork lesson, learners follow the provided procedures to participate in a five-a-side football competition.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in activities to increase teamwork and cooperation skills. They increase abdominal and leg strength through movement on a scooter. Students participate in games using scooters.
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Easter Egg Orienteering Hunt

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students develop map reading and team building skills. After being divided into teams, students use a map of the school grounds to discover the location of Easter eggs. The first team to return with and eat their eggs wins the challenge.
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Workplace Safety Lesson

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars distinguish between effective and ineffective communication techniques and apply their knowledge of successful interactions with authority figures to workplace situations. They also use teamwork, communication, and...
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Hike Preparation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars examine hiking preparation.  In this hiking lesson students plan and pack a bag for a day hike, explore wildlife safety, and investigate the teamwork involved in a group hike.
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Sportsmanship and Spectator Behavior

For Teachers 6th
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...
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Knock Down

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners participate in team building activity. In this physical education activity, students are divided into two teams. One team is assigned to knock down the bowling pins and the other team is assigned the job of picking them back up....
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Marshmallow Design Challenge

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
How tall is your marshmallow structure? Using only limited supplies (including uncooked spaghetti noodles, masking tape, and one marshmallow), teams endeavor to support the marshmallow atop the tallest spaghetti structure they can build....
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Where's the Boss? -- A Scripted Play About the Iditarod

For Teachers K - 8th
Students utilize a Reader's Theater script and accompanying lesson plan to learn about the Iditarod race that takes place in Alaska. During the process, they also learn about teamwork and working together.
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101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills

For Students K - 6th Standards
Increasing pressure to improve student achievement has made it easy to overlook the social skills they also need to develop. With this collection of worksheets and activities, you'll be able to improve children's communication, teamwork,...
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Triple Pin Soccer

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Triple Pin Soccer promises to be a fast paced, high action game, especially if there is more than one ball in play. The players have an opportunity to score in three different goals while protecting their own. Looks like it's going to be...
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 8

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up."—Jesse Jackson. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson eight of 20 has a teambuilding activity in which the class has to work together to solve a problem. After this...
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The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Learn about the value of teamwork with Aesop's "The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion." After listening to an audio retelling of the fable, pupils write an alternate ending and share with their peers.
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Games, Role Plays, and Exercises

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you're lost at sea, lost in the woods, or testing communication skills, teamwork is always important. Build your middle and high schoolers' cooperative and collaborative skills with four activities that prompts groups to compete...
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Radioactive River

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students work cooperatively as a team to cross a "radioactive" river using a scooter and carpet squares. They discuss and analyze their teamwork and cooperation and the different skills used to complete the activity.
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Balls & Hoops: Pass-It-Back Relays

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in outdoor relay activities to encourage teamwork, creative thinking, and development of motor skills. In this outdoor recreation lesson, students first line up, then brainstorm ways to move a ball from the front to the...
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Team Building

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Young scholars participate in various activities to become more successful as a team member.  In this team building lesson, students discuss team jobs versus individual ones.  Young scholars must work together to complete activities such...
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Cooperation and Team Building

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners explore ways to build cooperation and teamwork while serving as a leader. In this team building lesson, students define cooperation and identify ways a leader builds cooperation. Learners participate in activities that build...
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Team Building Exercises

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students develop a sense of team and team cooperation. They do four different team building exercises in four days. The Ball Throw, The Swamp, The Web and Gilligan's Island are the four team building exercises that the group do.
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The Perfect Society

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students read "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and then attempt to create their own "perfect society". They work in groups to create a Powerpoint presentation outlining the rules of the ultimate society.
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Physical Education and Music Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach everyone how to work together in both physical education and music activities. Parents and their children are shown a presentation that highlights the philosophy of cooperation. They apply these concepts to their physical education...
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Regular Field Day

For Teachers K - 6th
This lesson contains a plethora of fun games for a field day extravaganza. The games have been organized by grade levels, but the teacher can adapt them to whatever age category is appropriate for creating a fun-filled activities day....
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The Engineering Design Process

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Design your own video game, engineer accident-proof highways, or even develop a new phone app! The Engineering Design Model can be used with all ages and in all subject areas to create a product, system or service. The resource explains...
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Cooperative Games – The Hungry Snake

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A fun and simple cooperative game for elementary school classes. The hungry snake wanders around the gym and picks up as much of the PE equipment that has been scattered around as he can find. The snake must pass the items all the way...
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Capture the Lion

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Capture the Lion is an adaptation of the much-loved game - Capture the Flag. This game could be adapted and called capture the: lion, seal, dog, cat, cow. You get the idea. The one big adaptation made in this version is that the captured...
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Lesson 1 - Community Social Studies Unit

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Some problems are so big it takes an entire community to solve them. So was the case in the children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall. This primary grade lesson uses a class read-aloud of this...
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Cooperative Countdown

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students work in groups to practice teamwork and ball handling. In this teamwork lesson, students work in groups of 4-5 in a circle and pass a ball. Students rotate within their circle as they pass the ball.
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What A Great Team!

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore reading comprehension by reading a children's story in class. In this teamwork activity, students read the story What a Great Team and analyze the teamwork themes and characters from the story. Students complete a...
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Team Talk Question Cards

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this team building worksheet, young scholars get to know each other before working as a group. Students cut apart 8 cards which have conversation starters. Young scholars take turns participating in group discussion about the cards.
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Team Sports Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discover team work by participating in sports activities with classmates.  For this physical education lesson, students compete in different activities in small groups.  Students discuss ways to increase their level of play by...
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Team Tag

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice teamwork. In this group dynamics lesson, 3rd graders play a team game that requires them to determine strategies of play as they work as unit to achieve their goal.
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Atha-Baska-Ball

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils participate in a game of two teams trying to score as many points as possible by throwing or bopping a large beach ball toward the opposing team's backboard. Team members must follow specific guidelines for the game as well as...
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Tug of War

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Play Tug of War with your P.E. class! Get a long rope and divide the class up in to teams of six to eight competitors. Be mindful of gender and size to try to make the teams as evenly matched as possible. Try out new ideas, get creative,...
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Cardio Kickball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Fast, furious, and fun! An action packed kickball game that keeps everyone moving; that's why it's called cardio kickball. This game can be played inside a gym or outside on a field.
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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Do your young readers know that poems can be performed as a team? They listen to a few examples from Paul Fleischman's book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, paying attention to how the how readers work together. They examine the...
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Beat the Clock

For Teachers K - 12th
Tired of wasting time trying to get your class to split up into groups? Engage in an activity to help your charges manage time. Learners reflect on a time they were left out or rejected, and then practice forming groups of three within...
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Lead Up Skills fo Tchoukball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A simple lesson to practice the throwing and catching skills for the game of Tchoukball. There are several warm-up activities to have the class practice tossing a ball around. Then the main drill is organized much like a basketball...
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Teamwork And Productivity

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students engage in a creative project of constructing different things using origami paper. The objective is for them to construct something that is identified and useful at the same time. They use guided questions to go through the...
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Getting Caught in the Web

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewWhen it comes to teamwork, it's best not to drop the ball. Pupils stand in a circle, tossing around a ball of yarn to one another to create a web. Next, they use teamwork skills to keep a soccer ball from falling off the web before...
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Bus Stop Mosaic

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore teamwork and communication. In this art lesson plan, students work together to create a mosaic at a bus stop.
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Mirror Exercise

For Teachers K - 6th
Kids get up and act! To promote inventiveness, timing, and clowning, they pair up and act as though they are looking in a mirror. Child A does a move while child B attempts to mimic it as closely as possible. This is a fun activity that...
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Star Wars® Dodge Ball

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Put a new, action-filled spin on a classic game with Star Wars® Dodge Ball. Scholars turn into Jedis and lightsabers are used to save peers from sitting on the sidelines, all the while a bombardment of balls fly towards moving targets. 
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Laparoscopic Surgery

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Nobody is as smart as all of us together. In a collaborative learning activity, scholars learn it takes a team to be successful in laparoscopic surgeries. Groups complete the laparoscopic task as a team and discuss their results to...
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Commandos

For Students 1st - 8th
First create a starting line and ending line in the gym. After divvying up the class into equal teams, each team lines up in a straight row behind the starting point. Each player is lined up behind the other on their team. When you yell...
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Terrific Teamwork!

For Students K - 2nd Standards
After reading Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann, have your first graders differentiate between Gloria's actions and Officer Buckle's actions. Using a Venn diagram organizer, kids cut out various events from the story and paste...
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Challenge Games - Ship to Shore

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is the skeleton lesson of a cooperative challenge game. This lesson assumes the teacher is familiar with cooperative games. If you are familiar then you have probably already done an activity like this one.
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Challenge Games - Skywriters

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Skywriters is an introductory challenge games from ropes course material. It focuses on communnication, team cooperation, trust, and problem solving. There is a link to several more challenge games.
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Challenge Games - Caution: Construction Zone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This challenge game activity focuses on not just following directions, but on active listening as the players receiving the directions are blindfolded. The players giving directions need to be clear and concise in telling the blindfolded...
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Paws in Jobland: An Interview With...

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers listen and watch television or radio interviews in order to learn interviewing skills. They work in pairs, and "interview" their partner to find out about his/her life, job, and any interesting personal facts. Peers...
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Women's World Cup Champs

For Students 6th - 10th
The Learning Network in conjunction with the New York Times provides an article for reading and questions for short answers and discussion. If you are looking for a rainy day activity or just a time-filler this story titled, "Women's...
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The Football Team

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Playing team sports is about more than just scoring the most goals or winning the most games. Read this passage with your class and learn how athletes build character as members of a team. When finished, individuals identify the main...
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Teamwork at School

For Students 7th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students learn that teamwork is a vital part of life at school. Students read the information and advice on this poster. Students list examples of teams or groups they have enjoyed and write how working...
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Scooter Ships

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore simple physics concepts such as push/pull, friction, and speed. In this physics/physical education lesson, students work in co-operative groups to "build" a spaceship out of scooters and folded mats. Teams experiment...
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Engineering Air Traffic

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Students work as air traffic controllers to read the radar and land 3 planes safely.  In this engineering activity, students use what they have learned about the principles and engineering and radar to land 3 planes then evaluate the...
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Pipeline Challenge

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Students design and construct a pipeline to carry a ping pong ball and a golf ball across the classroom.   In this engineering design lesson, students learn to work as a team as they plan, build, and evaluate their pipelines.
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Officer Buckle and Gloria; How to Stay Safe

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to the teacher read a book about a police officer and his trained dog and make connections to their own personal safety habits. In this safety lesson, students create a classroom bulletin board of safety tips, and then...
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Apache Ball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students play a game of dodge ball in which the object of the game is to eliminate the other team.
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Watering Can

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students problem-solve a technique to pass pass a one gallon water container around a circle without using any hands or arms and making sure that everyone in the circle has touched the container. After several attempts, they reflect of...
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Frisbee Baseball

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars keep track of the number of tosses it takes them to reach each base, and encourage team members and recognize their successes. To make this activity fit the level of older classes, measure distances and figure averages as...
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Pass It On!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Inspire teamwork in your classroom with a fun group activity. Peers pass a penny from the back of their hand to their classmate's hand, who passes it down the line, and see who wins the competition.
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What did you build?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Youngsters will work in teams to build a house out of blocks after reading The Three Little Pigs. They will work together to make a block house. After finishing they take a picture of their house and discuss if it is too tall, too small...
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Team Building Activities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You can try these fun team building exercises to encourage class spirit and unity this fall.
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 5

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson five of 20 has a great team building activity in which a small group is...
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Medicare Reform

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students calculate how much of each paycheck is deducted into the Medicare system, explain the need for health insurance and Medicare, and work in small groups to develop their own plan to reform Medicare.
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The True Spirit of Sportsmanship

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this social studies worksheet, learners read about the history of the Olympic games. Students read the Olympic creed and the Olympic oath. Learners answer 5 questions. Note: This was written for the 2002 Winter Olympics but is general...
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People Management

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Introduce your pupils to the invaluable life skill of team and project management. Through worksheets, discussion, and role-playing activities, learners practice using tactful language, explore various management styles, and identify...
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Blowin' in the Wind

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Working together isn't as easy as it looks! Small groups of classmates try to keep a balloon in the air using only a straw, their breath, and team communication.
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Episode 1.2: The Problem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where have all the schoolgirls in Malawi gone? Teen leaders solve a mystery and investigate a problem in episode two in the seven-part first series of Global Problem Solvers. After finding the missing girls at a far-away well, the group...
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Episode 1.3: The Solution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can the people of Malawi get the fresh drinking water they need? The third episode in a seven-part series shows the Global Problem Solvers as they put their heads together and use technology to upgrade the country's system of wells....
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Episode 2.1: The Storm

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a hurricane strikes Tampa, Florida, who will help? The first episode in a seven-part series follows the Global Problem Solvers as they embark on a new mission. The team's main line of communication with Tampa gets severed, leaving...
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Episode 2.3: The Solution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When times get tough, divide and conquer! The third of seven episodes in Global Problem Solver's second season shows the team working toward a solution for displaced pupils and teachers. After dividing into two teams, the Problem Solvers...
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Filtration Investigation

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This instructional activity would be effective in your...
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Measurement - What is it?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students work in groups to make accurate measurements. For this area and perimeter measurement lesson, the student groups determine what they will measure and what tools they will need, then find the accurate measurement or area,...
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Turkey Hop

For Teachers K - 3rd
Turkey Hop sounds like a simple game, but it will be incredibly challenging for the younger grade levels, as it requires learners to move in unison. I would suggest first the class practice in pairs, then in threes, fours and so on,...
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Improving Teamwork through Science Fair Projects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Embrace the science fair as a way for learners to use the scientific method while improving their cooperative learning skills.
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You Go Circuit

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore locomotor movement. In this movement physical education lesson, students rotate through 6 stations in which they participate in various activities that involve body control and locomotor skills.
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Yo Go Circuit

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students exercise in various positions to enhance motor skills.  In this physical education lesson plan, students participate in a variety of exercises to better locomotion skills.  Exercises include the crab walk, basketball dribble,...
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Ethnic Foods Exchange

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the following topics: geography and culture, types of foods, cooking utensils, and cooking techniques used. They present in groups, then prepare ethnic food products.
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Opening Day - Lesson 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Here are a few good activities to do for the first or second day of a physical education class. The activities are designed for the class to get acquainted and to build community. The activities come from Adventure Curriculum Physical...
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What's Out There? Space Shuttle Exploration and Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners simulate life in space aboard the space shuttle. In this space exploration lesson, students work in small groups to model life aboard the space shuttle. Each student is given a job, conducts Internet research on space, and...
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Global Grover: Clubhouse

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Do children all over the world make club houses like they do here? They sure do! This documentary-style film shows how a group of children from Israel make a club house. What a wonderful way to show little ones that kids all over the...
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Zigzag Jump Rope Relay

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Pee Wee Scouts

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students read books to discover the importance of friendship, teamwork, and community service. After reading the book, they discuss conflict resolution strategies. Students discuss healthy eating food pyramids. They write an essay...
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Teamwork

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students work together in groups and are given a deck of playing cards. They build a structure out of cards together. They examine the types of behaviors and attitudes they had while working together and discuss.
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Building Teamwork with Communication

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the benefits of teamwork and communication techniques. In this teamwork and communication lesson plan, students participate in a teamwork and communication activity. Students also complete a related worksheet.
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Road Manners

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine manners and citizenship. In this citizenship and safety lesson, students build an understanding of the relationship between good manners and safety. Students talk about what good divers do to be safe on the road, then...
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El Misterio del los Mayas (The Mystery of the Mayas)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, working in groups, research different aspects of the Mayan society of the classical period. They study the rise and fall of the civilization and present the information in multimedia presentations.
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What is Small Group Interaction?

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
While all learners need to know the benefits and responsibilities of working in a small group, this presentation and its vocabulary are geared toward a late high school or early college student. Why do we study in small groups? Why do...
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Circle Soccer

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work as a team to play a circle soccer game. In this physical fitness activity, 3rd graders get into small groups and pass, toss and kick a soccer ball within their circle. Students do these skills in different orders,...
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Education: Looking Beyond the Classroom

For Teachers 7th - 8th
To better understand what it takes to work in the field of training or educating, learners first explore the education career cluster. After they research the cluster, pupils write questions for a guest speaker. This speaker can be from...
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Dewey Decimal Game

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Engage all the upper elementary classes in your school in a game to learn Dewey Decimal Classification. On 5 or 6 consecutive visits to the library, teams from each class learn how the system works, locate books in each category, and...
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Leadership

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Do your learners have what it takes to be good team leaders? Introduce them to the all-important mangagement skill of leadership. Discussed are the styles and etiquette, as well as the pros and cons of being in a leadership possition. 
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Think Win-Win: Everyone Can Win

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can there be scenarios where everyone feels happy with the result? Learn about win-win situations and conflict resolution with a series of exercises and games designed to encourage teamwork and cooperative learning.
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Relationship Skills | Social-Emotional Learning

For Parents Pre-K - Higher Ed
New ReviewCommunication, social engagement, relationship building, and teamwork are the heart of relationship skills. Parents and teachers share strategies for helping young people develop these important skills.
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What's The Story?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Teams of learners integrate reading, writing, math, social studies, and science in this simple, yet effective lesson. They work in groups in order to solve a ten-step problem which requires internet research, the use of a calculator, and...
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Activity Three -- Rutherford's Discovery (Student Page ) A Lab Experiment in Physics

For Students 9th - 11th
This discovery student page offers students an opportunity to work as a team to discover the shape of an object they cannot see. It is an experiment which parallels particle physicists dilemma in not being able to see very small...
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Ball Bearing Roller Coasters and Teamwork Lab

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss potential and kinetic energy and design roller coasters to study this concept. For this energy lesson, students discuss the potential and kinetic energy of a roller coaster. Students design roller coasters and...
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
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Read-Aloud Lesson: Officer Buckle and Gloria

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
The children's book Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann is a great story for teaching young learners about teamwork and the importance of following rules. In a detailed, read-aloud lesson, children learn to use both the words and...
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Functions Represented by Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Graph that function! Learners explore how the shape of a graph relates to the function the graph describes. The lesson uses teamwork and Function Journals to reinforce new mathematical vocabulary.
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Substantive Amendments: Amendments I and II

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The First and Second Amendments remain some of the most famous, even to this day. Learners read about several clauses from the US Constitution through a variety of captivating activities including before and after reading, group work,...
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Four Corner Warm-Up

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students number themselves off and when the music starts #1 leads their favorite exercise 1NULL, then they lead their team into a lap around the gym. Once back to their respective cones #2 is the leader leading their favorite exercise...
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Introduce Chinese Culture in English : ESL, World Cultures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop the ability to use English to introduce or describe Chinese culture to people from other countries by having them design and produce a video clip that features specific Chinese food or culture.
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The Classroom Easter Egg Hunt

For Teachers K - 5th
Students work cooperatively to discover hidden Easter eggs in the classroom using prepositions of location. They record the location of the eggs on the worksheet found at the included web link but do not move it so others can find it.
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Forehand Clear Shot

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students practice their badminton skills while trying to achieve the three levels of performance designated by the teacher. Students work with partners and assess each other using the leveled sheets.
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Cooperative Mini-Games

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students work together to improve their motor skills. In groups, they are given a scenerio in which they must develop a solution. They practice their leadership skills and receive feedback from their group members on this issue. They...
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Team Handball

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars play a team sport. In this team handball lesson, students review the rules of the court and how to pass the ball. Young scholars practice two types of passing and play a game of handball.
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Team Handball

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students learn to play a team sport. For this handball lesson, students review passing the ball and practice a crossing drill while defenders try to steal the ball. Students review what they have learned.
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Pass it Around

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students participate in body awareness activities by lying in a large circle and passing a ball. In this body awareness lesson, students lie in a large circle and pass a ball in multiple fashions to improve their motor skills, problem...
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Find the Missing Person

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students play 2 games where they are blind folded and have to work together. In this physical education lesson plan, students have to find a missing person, and play Animal Call Out.
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Collaborate

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
A really good way for kids to learn how to work together is to create something together. Here, learners work together to complete a puzzle as a warm up. Then, they decide on a theme for a "Mutual Mural." After talking about how to...
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Find Someone Who--Past Simple

For Students 1st
First graders practice asking each other questions with this interactive activity. There's a list of 15 or so questions to ask others, and they must travel around the room to find people who have said yes. Consider having your first...
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Help Your Students to Remember

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice memorization skills while working in teams. In this memorization lesson, 5th graders work in small groups to practice recalling items that they see on a worksheet. They write or draw what they see on the worksheet...
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The Ultimate Participant

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study the rules and strategies associated the game of Ultimate Frisbee. They practice different ways to throw and catch the frisbee. They complete the associated worksheet.
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Community - Teamwork

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars discuss how working with others can help them accomplish a goal. In groups, they participate in a paperclip gum challenge. They are given a set amount of time to make the longest object possible without talking at all. ...
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Sportsmanship

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils discover how to play sports fairly by role playing sports scenarios in class.  In this sportsmanship instructional activity, students participate in a charades activity in which they act out a random event while the class decides...
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Lacrosse

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders play Lacrosse. In this Lacrosse lesson, 5th graders are introduced to the basic rules of the game and practice catching and throwing. Students discuss other sports with similar ability requirements.
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That's a Chop!: Developing Leadership Trough Teamwork

For Teachers 7th - 12th
"The more trusted people feel, the better they innovate." To conclude a series of activities designed for a leadership seminar, participants engage in a trust building activity.
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Teamwork Towers

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students work in a cooperative groups to create a free standing tower of straws and pins in ten minutes. They watch a video of the cooperative groups working, discuss the process and list the things they could do to improve the cooperation.
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Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the different products and services provided by community helpers. In this community helpers lesson, learners participate in a role playing activity where the students transform into community helpers. They break...
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Famous First Graders

For Teachers K - 1st
Interviews aren't just for the famous! Have pairs of pupils work together to write an interivew. Then videotape each learner interviewing his or her peer. Compile the video clips to create a class movie! Consider playing it at...
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Planning a Community Event

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars work together to organize a fundraiser. In this community event instructional activity, students work collaboratively to plan and organize a fundraiser. Young scholars create a timeline, venue and advertisements for the...
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Exploring Careers in High Demand Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The class works in teams to research and report on careers in high growth industries. They consider industrial growth of a particular career, education needed, current demand for that skills, and average salary. They use their findings...
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The Toothpick Factory

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Get your scholars ready to become employees at the Toothpick Factory. Small groups take on specific roles to practice working in a team with a common goal. They review an instruction sheet (included) before jumping into the production...
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Straw Building + Marshmallow Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here is a classic engineering and design challenge that has been used to incite problem solving, teamwork, and structural understanding for years. Kids team up to see who can build the tallest and most stable structure using straws and...
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Two Perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners understand why historians conduct research and the importance of perception when it comes to studying history. The resource covers The Wars of Expansion and the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass through group work, debate,...
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Through the Quicksand

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students select a partner, who is the travelling expert, and the other group is the rescue expert. Travel expert starts at one end of rectangular area and the rescue expert stands around the sides of the rectangular with a supply of...
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Mini Track Meet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, in groups, practice all of the physical activities they have learned into a track meet. They run relays and each member of the team is to participate.
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Smug's Jewel

For Teachers K - 4th
Students run in circles with a bean bag in order to see which team can get around the circle the fastest.
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Basketball- Dribbling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice several different basketball dribbling techniques on their own, with partners and as a team. They warm up with spot drills and figure eight dribbles and end the session with a dribbling relay race.
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Physical Education: Tag - You're Wet!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students play a version of water tag under close adult supervision. In waist high water, several students are "it" and the remaining class members have to get to the other side of the pool without being tagged. The first student to...
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Functioning as a Team

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work as a team to build a freestanding bridge from newspapers and masking tape and analyze the effectiveness of their group. In this teamwork lesson, students view and summarize a video on Service Learning Projects. Students...
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Communicating at work: Building a successful team

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students work in teams, participate in the "Lifeboat Game." Discussion following the game helps students process the activity to realize teamwork skills they used to facilitate meeting their game goal. Students identify and relate the...
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US Government (Cooperative Team and Class-building Activities)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students participate in team-building activities. In this class identity instructional activity, students participate in activities and discussion that are intended to improve relationships between students.
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Isotope Rummy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Thanks to this game, teaching isotopes will never be the same. Physical science scholars work their way toward understanding isotopes in an entertaining game. Pupils play rummy in groups while practicing good sportsmanship and creating...
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Stabilization Wedges Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teamwork and critical thinking combine to for a creative lesson on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Ebullient environmental studies learners play a game in which they strategize how to place colorful energy wedges together to create a...
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The Little Red Hen

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
The Little Red Hen is a wonderful story to teach youngsters about the value of teamwork and sharing responsibilities. As you read through the story, ask comprehension questions to check for and enhance understanding in your class. Kids...
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Robot Basketball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Hold a free-throw shooting challenge in your engineering class! Each team must design a contraption that will fire off a "robot arm" or, more specifically, a catapult, to send a Ping-Pong ball into a basket. Use this as an opportunity to...
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Clutter Cutter

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge young learners to cut the clutter with this fun engineering project. As employees of a home and office supply company, young engineers are asked to develop devices that organize everyday items. After participating in a...
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What's in a Biography?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Reinforce research skills, close reading, teamwork, and biographical writing skills with one collaborative lesson plan. Groups create slide shows detailing the elements of a biography through a presentation on a famous American person....
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Graphing the Tangent Function

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Help learners discover the unique characteristics of the tangent function. Working in teams, pupils create tables of values for different intervals of the tangent function. Through teamwork, they discover the periodicity, frequency, and...
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How to Make Electronic Skin with Stanford's Zhenan Bao

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How many scientists does it take to make electronic skin? No, it's not a riddle! See a breakthrough in nanotechnology, courtesy of a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. You'll hear the project leader, plus...
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Teen Leadership

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Are the young leaders of tomorrow sitting in your classroom right now? Polish their skills to perfection using a series of teen leadership activities. Each lesson promotes both personal growth and team building, while helping scholars...
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The Berlin Crisis of 1948

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
President Harry Truman faced limited options when Joseph Stalin implemented the Berlin Blockade in 1948. American forces could either evacuate from West Berlin, negotiate with the USSR with UN support, airlift vital supplied into the...

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