Lesson Plan

Sportsmanship: Grades 9-12

The increasing number of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, red cards, and ejections from games points out the need for activities that help young people recognize behaviors that exemplify good sportsmanship. For homework, class members watch a sporting event and chart how sportsmanship is portrayed. Then learners read several background articles and use an "Applauding Sportsmanship" handout to help them develop an activity that promotes good sportsmanship.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Some households limit TV viewing; therefore, share the "What's in an Image?" assignment with parents and guardians and explain its purpose
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of 10 lessons from the Personal Health program
  • The order does not matter
  • Requires computers with internet access
  • Also requires copies of the articles and worksheets
  • Links are provided to the background readings
  • The packet includes a comprehension quiz with an answer key
  • None