Sports Teacher Resources

From baseball and soccer to ping pong and bolwing, explore the wide world of sports with these educational resources.
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The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
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Sports for Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After watching a short online film about a soccer player Nolusindiso Plaatje and his help with the Grassroot Soccer program, a community education effort aimed at spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention, use a lesson plan to prompt...
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Does Height Matter in Sports?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are all gymnasts short and all basketball players tall? The comparison of strength and height does benefit some sports. A sporty video as part of a larger series on physics introduces allometry and the application to sports and medicine. 
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Philanthropy of Sports Heroes and Myself

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What is philanthropy? What does it mean to be a responsible citizen? Middle and high schoolers write an essay, create a poster, or write a song about one of their favorite heroes covered in the lesson. It appears that you'll have to...
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Sports Word Work Literacy Pack

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Hockey, home runs, and helmets: your next sports-themed reading unit is here! Twelve tasks invite young readers to match unscramble sports words, create categories, count vowels and consonants, mark syllables, alphabetize words in the...
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Sports Safety Role Play

For Teachers K - 8th
Students role-play sports situations and determine the actions needed to stay safe from injuries. They define the term sports safety, develop short skits about situations involving sports safety, and work together in cooperative groups.
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Sports of All Sorts

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Do your students love sports? Do they love math and reading? If the first answer is yes and the second is no, a resource with sports-themed math and literacy games may change their minds! Learners move through stations to practice...
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Sport

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
From traditional sports like football and basketball to more unique or extreme sports like windsurfing, caving, or bungee jumping, your youngsters will surely get a thorough introduction to the world of sports with this lesson plan!
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Create Your Own Sporting Event

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Combine vocabulary development and a study of verb tenses with a general introduction to sports. Class members get acquainted with the language associated with sports, and then complete a project to design and describe their own version...
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The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the relationship between sports and physics in a cross-curricular lesson. Middle and high schoolers prepare a multimedia presentation based on a chosen sport. They answer five physics vocabulary questions about how the laws of...
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How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body ... and Your Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Exercising is undeniably beneficial for our brains and bodies. But how do these benefits compare to the participation and joining of a sports team? Watch an educational video to discover the psychological and health benefits of joining a...
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Who's on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how alcohol companies use sponsorship of sports to promote their products. They complete a survey, analyze the results, and research the sports sponsorship portfolios of five beer companies.
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 14 - Hand Signals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When water skiing or wake boarding, hand signals are the most effective way of communicating. Use this lesson on boat safety to ensure that your youngsters are using the proper precautions before engaging in water sports.
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Sports Physiology and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If I want to build up my heart, where should I start? Science scholars use statistics in a sports physiology setting during an insightful experiment. Groups measure resting and active heart rates and develop a scatter plot that shows the...
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Sports Team Connotation Activities

For Students 6th - 9th
Reinforce your pupils' knowledge of connotation and denotation with a set of three sports team name activities. Using a dictionary, partners examine, define, and discuss 16 fictitious names for athletic teams. They brainstorm and analyze...
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Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports

For Students 5th - 7th
For this math, science, and physical education worksheet, students brainstorm and study about the muscles that are used while participating in different Olympic sports. They color the muscle groups of the body by follow the directions...
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What A Sport!

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this graphs worksheet, students analyze a bar graph that shows favorite sports. Students answer 5 questions about the data presented on the graph.
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Drug Use in Sports

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The ancient Greeks used performance enhancing drugs, such as opium juice, when they participated in the original Olympic Games. Pupils research a website with debate topics to decide if athletes' use of such drugs in modern sports is...
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Calories in Sports

For Students 6th - 12th
This 4-page worksheet includes information on caloric intake and output, an activity/calorie chart, and a form for calculating the amount of calories in various foods. A good introduction to calories.
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Plural Sentence and Sports

For Students 2nd - 4th
Sports is the theme of a worksheet that asks kids to create sentences using the plural form of nouns associated with sports.
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Review of Skills as Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children...
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Slang Quiz: Sports

For Students 8th - 9th
In this slang worksheet, students identify the slang word related to sports, and then select the best answer to complete the given sentence that defines the word. There are 10 exercises like this for students to complete.