James Naismith Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts


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Which of the following was a game James Naismith invented as a child?

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1. What prompted James Naismith to create the game of basketball?

2. In which college was James Naismith the first basketball coach?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of what you know about the life of James Naismith with this worksheet/quiz. You'll be answering questions on key points like a game Naismith invented when he was young and the reason he came up with the game of basketball.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about these topics:

  • School where Naismith was the first basketball coach
  • People who could win a Naismith Award
  • The number of players on a basketball team when the game first began

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on James Naismith
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the way Naismith invented the game of basketball
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about how many players were on a basketball team when it was invented as well as the Naismith Award and who can win it

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled James Naismith Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts will help you with these areas of study:

  • Definition of an inventor
  • Naismith's education and his ability to do many different things
  • Rules he made for the game of basketball
  • Basketball as a sport in the 1935 Olympic Games