Sports Injuries Teacher Resources

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Injury Management

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify and act to protect themselves in threatening situations and describe counter-measures for a variety of potentially dangerous situations. They outline the attitudes and behaviors that cause and prevent accidents...
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Sports Journalism: The Post-Game Story

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students discuss the purpose of a post-game story and practice writing a post-game story.  In this post-game story instructional activity, students compare the pregame, game, and post-game stories and create an oral post-game story based...
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Warm Up

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Help your young athletes understand the importance of preparing their bodies for activity and preventing injury with this presentation on warming up! This is a general guide to a traditional workout warm-up, and reviews the major stages...
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Fit To Play?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research certain sports-related injuries and who may be at risk for these conditions. They synthesize their knowledge by collectively developing a comprehensive medical history form.
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students gain a greater comprehension of the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system, the skeletal system and connective tissue by researching joints in the body. They also reflect on the effects of injuries on their joints and...
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Taking Care of You

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners use the internet to gather information on physical fitness and nutrition. They calculate their target heart rate and define new vocabulary words. They write an article about sports related injuries and explain the different...
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Vocabulary: The Jr. Iditarod Race

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this vocabulary activity worksheet, students draw lines to connect the vocabulary words with their definitions, complete the sentences, and write a sports announcement.
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Warm Up Exercises

For Students 4th - 12th
Find an extensive list of warm-up, cool-down, and strength-training exercises perfect for all ages. Each move includes written description as well as an image. Use these for your own reference or to give to students who are training on a...
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Rainy Day? P.E. Anyway!

For Teachers K - 6th
If your PE class is faced with bad weather and must stay indoors, try one of these activities to keep them engaged and moving! Activities involve working in teams, identifying sports or parts of the body, coordination practice, and/or...
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Safety Gear and Helmets

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain how helmets protect the head from injury. In this physics lesson plan, students design their own helmets after considering certain parameters. They present their design in class.
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True Champions Practice Points-Responsibility

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore personal responsibility.  In this character development lesson, students discuss and analyze a quote from Mia Hamm, a U.S. soccer player. Students brainstorm short and long term personal and team member responsibilities...
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Tips on Summer Safety

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Working with the teacher, students think about summer activities involved in swimming, camping, field sports, and biking. Working in small groups, they gather information about their topic through Internet research. As an assessment they...
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Jumping - Intermediate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
The standing long jump requires some good arm and leg movement to generate power to get the greatest height and distance. Take a look at these teaching cues to help teach your jumpers what to do with their arms and their legs for optimum...
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An Athlete Uses Physics to Shatter World Records

For Students 6th - 12th
Have you heard of the Fosbury Flop? It was invented by a college high jumper in and has become the standard technique for high jumpers world wide. Learn the physics of this move and why it is more effective for clearing the bar than the...
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Surviving Extremes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the potential health dangers of mountain climbing in high altitudes and deep-sea diving. They write a health and safety column for a fictional magazine about extreme outdoor sports that explains the risks involved in...
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Hit and Run

For Students 1st - 8th
After partnering up each person, give the pair a ball. One person gets the ball first, while the other person runs around. The person with the ball tries to chase down their partner and hit them with the ball. Then, the roles reverse....
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Pedestrian Safety

For Teachers K - 4th
Students review the concepts of pedestrian safety. Individually, they draw a picture of themselves doing an activity they enjoy noting the rules of safety. After sharing their picture, they discuss the benefits of being safe during...
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Scuba Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read the Adventure Team journal about scuba diving and discuss the gear used in the sport. Working in groups, they examine how different pieces of equipment work. Students then reconvene as a class and glue pictures of their...
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The Skating Moose

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
What would you do if you saw an ice-skating moose? Kids read a short, entertaining passage and use a word bank to fill in the blanks using context clues.
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Look at It from the Right Angle

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars investigate how geometry can be used in the field of fitness and physical performance. They view a video that demonstrates how doctors and therapists mention geometry as they treat sports-related injuries.
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Reading Comprehension 2: Level 12

For Students 9th - 12th
Ever heard of CTE? A passage about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) provides the text for a reading comprehension check. The subject matter is sure to engage your readers and the questions, based on the passage, assess whether high...
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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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Fact and Opinion - Worksheet: 3

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
How can you prove a fact? With supporting evidence, of course. Learners read 25 statements and determine if it is fact or opinion. Then, if the statement is a fact, youngsters write a sentence explaining how they can prove it.
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Aphorisms from Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What do Ben Franklin's aphorisms mean to you? Entice young writers to tap into their creativity by choosing from a selection of aphorisms and explaining them in their own words, complete with evidence.

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