Learning Activity: Examining good sportsmanship
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(CNN Student News) -- Your students will explore the meaning and importance of good sportsmanship.
Help your students generate a list of survey questions that they can administer to their peers and adults to find out their views on what it means to be a good sport on and off the field. Have each student poll three of their peers and three adults to get their answers to the survey questions. Have students share their responses in class discussion, and chart and summarize their responses on the board. Then, ask students to draw upon their research to create a rule book of attributes that they feel exemplify good sportsmanship. At the end of the rule book, have students develop a list of behaviors that people should and should not display while coaching and attending student athletic events. Distribute copies to the students' parents, other classes, and to the school's athletic department.
Standard 5. Understands the social and personal responsibility associated with participation in physical activity
Level IV [Grade: 9-12]
Benchmark 7. Understands the concept of "sportsmanship" and the importance of responsible behavior while participating in physical activities.
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