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The Sporting Life

Day 1

Learning Objective: students will review a list of the most popular professional sports throughout the world and how they have impacted professional sports in America. Students will help build lists of the top 10 professional sports in America and the world.

Materials Needed: introductory article links to the most popular world sports

Activity: we will begin with an introduction to the most popular professional sports around the world and participate in an activity to build the top ten list of major world sports. As we build our list, we will next discuss how some of these worldwide sports have made their impact in America and how they have been transformed into their modern versions today. We will conclude by building a new list of the top 10 most popular professional sports in the U.S.A. today.

Day 2

Learning Objective: students will learn and review the major components of American football and discuss how the popularity of this sport has impacted our society.

Materials Needed: recommended supplemental article links and titles

Activity: follow along as we introduce important aspects about the sport of American football. We will learn and discuss key elements of rules, strategies, players and historical events which have made football the #1 spectator sport in American society, today..

Day 3

Learning Objective: students will learn and review the major components of Basketball and discuss how the popularity of this sport has impacted our society.

Materials Needed: recommended supplemental article links and titles

Activity: follow along as we introduce important aspects about the sport of Basketball. We will learn and discuss key elements of rules, strategies, players and historical events which have made Basketball into one of the fastest growing sports in the world, today.

Day 4

Learning Objective: students will learn and review the major components of Baseball and discuss how the popularity of this sport has impacted our society.

Materials Needed: recommended supplemental article links and titles

Activity: follow along as we introduce important aspects about the sport of Baseball. We will learn and discuss key elements of rules, strategies, players and historical events which has given Baseball the distinguished term of honor, as ‘America’s national pastime.’

Day 5

Learning Objective: students will learn and review the major components of Hockey and discuss how the popularity of this sport has impacted our society.

Materials Needed: recommended supplemental article links and titles

Activity: follow along as we introduce important aspects about the sport of Hockey. We will learn and discuss key elements of rules, strategies, players and historical events which have given rise to the popularity of hockey, as the most popular winter sport across North America and Northern Europe.