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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
A Race With Grace: Sports Poetry in Motion
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 60-minute sessions|
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 6
Students brainstorm a list of famous athletic competitors and establish criteria for what makes an athlete "famous." Students then forecast which of today's athletes will still be remembered in 75 to 100 years.
Grades 5 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  November 6
Students look at Naismith's original 13 rules for basketball and write about the rules and how they have changed in small groups.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 7
Students explore a variety of themes such as peace, culture, motion, sports, and competition, using the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi as the backdrop.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
Tune in to hear about works of sports fiction and nonfiction that explore issues of identity and belonging, courage and equal rights, and changes over time in American history and culture.