Lesson Plan

Sports Safety: Grades 6-8

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Sports safety is the focus of two activities. Scholars read an article concerning sports safety then complete a handout that challenges them to list sports injuries and ways to prevent them. After reading the second set of articles, a discussion about safety tips turns into a quiz.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite the school's nurse to speak to the class about injury prevention 
  • For the second activity, direct class members to discuss their articles with a peer, create a quiz, then trade it with another pair
  • Post discussion questions on a classroom blog
Classroom Considerations
  • The activities require computers with internet access and copies of handouts
  • Both activities come with an extension activity
  • Activities drive home an important lesson in a simple and direct fashion
  • None
Common Core