Ch 6: Sports for Kids

About This Chapter

Help your elementary school students learn more about sports with this engaging and kid-friendly study resource. The chapter includes fun lessons and practice quizzes that can supplement your students' textbooks and help them study for upcoming exams.

Sports for Kids - Chapter Summary

This chapter on sports history and facts is designed for elementary school students. Inside the chapter, your students will find short and fun lessons that highlight interesting facts about popular sports, including hockey, soccer, football and basketball. Your students will have the opportunity to reinforce their understanding of these sports by taking the chapter's interactive self-assessment quizzes. The chapter is available whenever it's convenient, and you can use any Internet-connected device to access it.

Chapter Topics

  • Basketball facts
  • The history of football
  • Facts about hockey
  • Soccer history

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help learning about different types of sports will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about sports like basketball, football, hockey and soccer.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding sports history
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about sports
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about sports (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about sports
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without humanities resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the sports topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about sports.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands facts about different sports by completing the Sports for Kids chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Sports for Kids
Basketball Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

1. Basketball Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

One of America's favorite pastimes is basketball. In this lesson, we will learn how the sport got started, how it has changed throughout the years, and how it is one of the most popular sports now in America.

Football Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

2. Football Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Football is one of the most popular sports in America! In this lesson, learn about the history of football and how this game grew from other sports, and find out some interesting facts about football.

Hockey Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

3. Hockey Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Hockey is a popular winter sport in many areas. In this lesson, learn how hockey was created, discover the history of the sport, and learn how people today enjoy watching and playing hockey.

Soccer Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

4. Soccer Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, you'll learn about the history of one of the most popular sports in the world: soccer. You'll also get to know the basic rules and equipment needed to play what is sometimes called, 'The Beautiful Game'.

Horse Racing Facts: Lesson for Kids

5. Horse Racing Facts: Lesson for Kids

Horse racing is a very old sport followed by fans around the world. In this lesson, find out where race horses came from, and discover the names of the most important and respected races.

Sports in Japan: Lesson for Kids

6. Sports in Japan: Lesson for Kids

Japan is famous for a number of their sports, some unique to the islands and some borrowed from the outside world. Meanwhile, many Japanese athletes are known around the world for their skills. Learn about Japan's favorite sports in this lesson.

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