Cross-Curricular Connections With Sports
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
When it comes to teaching with sports, the possibilities for meaningful connections are innumerable. Scoring points, statistics, records, and movement lend themselves for sports-themed activities in math and physics. Survey American culture by following national sporting competitions. Use sports to teach character development; teamwork, courage, and perseverance are some of the cornerstones of great athleticism. A lesson in sportsmanship is a lesson in humility — how to win gracefully, and how to handle a disappointment.
Plus, the high emotions, Cinderella stories, underdog hopefuls, and the pressure from the crowd make sporting events the perfect backdrop for a drama to unfold. Choose from a vast selection of sports literature below to grab the interest of any reader.
What a difference friction makes! When Ms. Frizzle's kids get off the Bus into the world of non-friction, they can't even walk. Your kids can work in small groups to find how movement changes when there is more--and less--friction.
Sites that include up-to-date sports statistics that your students can use to practice calculating percentages.
Students will have fun while building their recall skills by writing the record-holders in each category from the Scholastic Book of World Records.
Encourage physical development by setting up an age-appropriate challenge course where children use large-motor skills in this ready-to-use teaching idea for two- and three-year olds. Activity: Movement.
Church offers ready-to-use summer teaching ideas in art and music, for mixed ages. In this activity, children will develop motor skills and engage in activities that encourage teamwork and creative thinking.
Children will engage in a variety of kickball games designed to increase their coordination skills and motor development in this ready-to-use teaching idea for two- and three-year olds. Activity: Movement/Literacy.
This book features comical true moments in sports and more than 80 photographs.
A play about Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers that shows the racial prejudice faced by the first black player in Major League Baseball.
On October 1, 1932, during Game Three of the Chicago Cubs New York Yankees World Series, Babe Ruth belted a long home run to straightaway centerfield.
The fate of a small California town rests on the outcome of one baseball game, and Tom Gallagher hopes to lead his team to victory with the secrets of the now disgraced player, Dante Del Gato.
Introduces the difference between the connotation and denotation/definition of words with the examination of sports team names.
Students will analyze the connotation of fictitious names, paying special attention to the human reaction to words.