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High School - Sports
« on: July 25, 2007, 03:28:34 pm »
This class is another take of Virginia's Extreme Sports class but instead of Parkour I opted for Ultimate Frisbee.

Sports:
  • Native Speaker brainstorms classroom about games, sports, and extreme sports. 10 minutes.
  • Native Speaker divides the classroom into groups and groups perform Sports Activity Sheet.  20 minutes.
  • The Class presents their Sports Activity to the rest of the class.  10 minutes.
  • Native Speaker introduces a North American sport. 20 minutes.

Notes:
  • Students have a tendency to choose the same sport (Skiing, Soccer, Volleyball, etc) so itís important to avoid duplication; be sure to use the sports that were brainstormed on the board.
  • Introduce the concept of Game, Sport and Extreme Sport at the same time during brainstorming.  Often the student will just shout out random activities and hope that they have the correct category.  Eg.  Chess is a game, not a sport.
  • Introducing a colorful fighting sport (i.e. Mexican Wrestling) often works well and can be fairly easy with the numerous movie clips floating on the internet.

My PowerPoint has embedded videos that need to be in a sub directory '05 - Sports' but if that doesn't work they can be found online:

For my curious co-teachers I also had links to a history of ultimate video: Part 1 and Part 2.

More information about my lessons can be found here.



Winter Olympics
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 11:31:24 am »
A good topical lesson with the Winter Olympics coming up.

I designed this lesson for my winter English camp but it should also work in February and maybe could be modified as a review of the Winter Olympics in March if Korea is still swept up in Kim Yuna fever.

The lesson is fairly straight forward. I kick off the lesson with some discussion questions about the Olympics. Then I go through each sport and describe how the sport is played and show a short youtube clip to demonstrate.

At the end I do a review quiz as well.

Its a good laid back lesson as the sports clips can take up a lot of the lesson, but its easy enough to throw together a work sheet as well.

Here are the video clips I used:

   Curling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXeXNHRPMMI

   Luge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfE5fhfi25E

   Bobsleigh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmAdfLlhfzw&feature=related

   Speed-skating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH1OZ_hwLps

   Ski-jumping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWD0HlVG_70

   Snowboarding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPCOin3l8OY

   Hockey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1GBuVy7Jf4

   Kim Yuna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB2YwjpGPTM

« Last Edit: February 24, 2010, 09:21:14 am by bza »


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    • August 17, 2009, 01:47:47 pm
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Re: Winter Olympics
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 11:04:05 am »
FYI the luge video no longer works and the skijump and snowboard ones are the same.


Re: Winter Olympics
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 09:21:31 am »
thanks, fixed.


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Re: Winter Olympics
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 01:36:57 pm »
Hey all,
I am doing a Winter Olympics themed lesson modified from bza's. I don't have it on this computer, but I did want to share links I found on Naver for olympic videos of all the sports that I came across. I couldn't find any Vancouver footage on youtube so was stoked when I came across these. Here's a list of some links if anyone is interested in doing a post-olympics lesson and wants some footage that works in Korea.
Figure skating:

     
http://news.naver.com/sports/new/vancouver2010/vodPlayer.nhn?id=233

Ice-dance:

http://news.naver.com/sports/new/vancouver2010/vodPlayer.nhn?id=333

Ice hockey:

http://news.naver.com/sports/new/vancouver2010/vodPlayer.nhn?id=337

snowboarding:

http://news.naver.com/sports/new/vancouver2010/vodPlayer.nhn?id=106

bobsleigh:

http://news.naver.com/sports/new/vancouver2010/vodPlayer.nhn?id=317

curling:

http://news.naver.com/sports/new/vancouver2010/vodPlayer.nhn?id=211

Luge:

http://news.naver.com/sports/new/vancouver2010/vodPlayer.nhn?id=86


Cheers and thanks to bza for the original idea!


Re: High School - Sports
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 12:08:00 pm »
Interesting how you say Billiards and Bowling are 'games' but Bungee Jumping is a 'Sport.'

Is there a standardized regulation of sports/games classifications?
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Easy outdoor lesson
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 02:46:17 pm »
Hello!
I've been mulling over an outdoor lesson.  The weather is getting better and I'd like to just take everyone outside to enjoy it.

I saw alexinmokpo's (?) last lesson was frisbee.  I'd have to check if our school has them,  I don't think so.  I could do soccer I suppose but they play that fairly often and some kids don't like it.

I'm thinking dodgeball.  It would be pretty easy to setup with maybe 2 balls, but it wouldn't last 50 mins.  I'd have to have an extra activity.  There is also soccer baseball. 

Depending on the activity, it might be best to have a different activity for the girls school vs the boys school.

Any ideas for a 30+ class? (no badminton, tennis, hacky sack, jeokgu.)
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http://thefortyspiritpodcast.mevio.com/


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Re: Easy outdoor lesson
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010, 07:50:20 am »
How about a directions lesson?  I did one a while back where I set up 6 identical obstacle courses on the playground.  My co and I split the class into teams of 6...any even number is fine.  Then they split into pairs.  One of them was blindfolded and the other had to guide the student by shouting verbal directions to get through the course.  Team 1 had to retrieve a balloon, team 2 put it back and team 3 retrieved it again. 

Sonya


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Re: Easy outdoor lesson
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 09:08:15 am »
I am going to try out Red Rover sometime for a little portion of a class for outdoor stuff. Best part is that there is a little English involved.  ^ ^


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Re: Easy outdoor lesson
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 12:28:28 pm »
i like that directions lesson idea. going to see what i can think of to do it with 40 boys tho haha


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Re: Easy outdoor lesson
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2010, 01:15:50 pm »
Kaymac,

I had my big, strapping boys carry out desks and chairs for over and under.   You can have a pair holding a rope. 

For the course, I just took a stick and drew one in the sand.  Only problem was, was that it would disappear after every few turns through, then my brilliant co-teacher went and got a bucket of water and a kettle and went over my lines...we were good for the day!

Good luck with it,

Sonya


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world cup HS
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 02:00:07 pm »
Anyone planning to talk soccer/football for world cup with their kiddies? I promised some of my high school boys we'd talk about it, but I'm on the fence as to how to proceed. Teaching low to high level all in one class so can't get too fancy. Any ideas slung out would be greatly appreciated ;D


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Re: world cup HS
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2010, 09:31:30 am »
This would be great fun to teach. If I did this, I'd take the last four World Cups. I'd talk about the host nations, winning teams, star players and controversy. For example, Maradona's failed drug test in 94, Zidane's headbutt in 2006. Then talk about this year's cup. Potential star players and winners.


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Re: world cup HS
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 09:34:19 am »
This is a powerpoint I put together for a pretty high level group of teachers I taught in 2006.  They got a handout where they had to summarize the information and make a presentation about their favourite player...I learned a lot that week about the local gossip on these men!

But, as I stated earlier, you'll have to make some changes as this is the 2006 team!

Sonya


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Re: world cup HS
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2010, 12:32:00 pm »
I used the SA powerpoint from here.. But, edited it to suit. Added a few wWorld cup trivia questions and created a gap-fill worksheet.

I asked the students to name all 32 teams in the WC and after asked them all to give me a number from 1-32. ... On a seperate sheet I had written down the teams and numbered them at random. Then, I gave them homework tasks to find out info about their random team...

e.e.   If Min Su chose number 5 and number 5 was Brazil. Min Su's homework was to find out information about the Brazil team:


What colour is their kit?
Who is their coach?
Who will they play?
Who is their star player?
What is the countries history in the competition?

Who has scored the most goals in qualification etc etc



Every week selected students give a presentation update....... Unless their team is knocked out. Also, if their team wins and every week they do their homework, I will buy them something :P    Kids seem pretty excited about it, but no homework date has been reached yet.. Could be a total failure


























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Re: world cup HS
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2010, 12:44:38 pm »
I'm thinking of making a lesson surrounding this year's world cup anthem- Wavin' Flag by K'naan. 

My plan is to talk about South Africa, touch on it's history and the excitement for this world event....then play the anthem and have them do a cut and paste activity with it.  I'm going to print out the lyrics, cut them into sections, and have my students arrange them and paste them down.  Then, hopefully, we can discuss a bit about what the lyrics mean.  K'naan's also a pretty interesting character, so I might try to work in something about him. 

It's just the start of an idea, but I thought I'd toss it out there since it starts this Friday!


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Re: world cup HS
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 01:35:44 pm »
I'm going to use the song also.  Play the song once with the gap sheet.  They play the video. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8__lUfx7zdo



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Re: world cup HS
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2010, 03:26:16 pm »
Thanks for posting the lyrics!  I also made a powerpoint about South Africa and the World Cup that I've posted.  You might want to switch up some of my facts, but I hope it can be helpful!


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Re: world cup HS
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2010, 12:31:08 pm »
i beefed up a previous middle school jeopardy to use with high school boys. they managed to answer all the questions though one or two may have taken more than one team to get. a lot of the questions are gleaned from other powerpoints, i merely changed questions to sentences instead of pictures and the second countries category to the world cup trivia that i pulled off wikipedia and elsewhere. went really well and it is still mostly easy for them. for the last bonus question i asked: "the world cup was not held for twelve years because of this war." (i forgot to change the final jeopardy question in the ppt). most boys got world war II, the right answer, tho i did get a couple writing gurlf war and soccer wars...


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Re: High School - Sports
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2010, 11:58:25 am »
This one worked a tad better so I replaced my earlier cliques lesson with this one.  The powerpoint is pretty self explanatory and deals with students and high school sports. At the end, I had the students get into groups of 4 or 5 and each make an obstacle course (I showed a video clip of someone running or a squirrel running through the obstacle course as an example).

Each student wrote about one course on their obstacle course.  It worked pretty well.  For slower students, I had them name sports and go around and try to name as many as possible, having students explain what they meant if it was obscure enough.

Critiques welcome as I do plan to use this again for the level 1 students later.