The World of Sports

Explore sports programs around the world.

Introduction

Using stories about sports in other countries, students get to take a real good look at the role of exercise and sport in places around the world.

Objectives

After completing this lesson students will:

  • Develop insight on the role of sports in different cultures.

Procedures

Give your students a global perspective about sports. Read the related stories about soccer, basketball, and baseball with your learners and engage in a discussion about sports programs the world over. 

Discussion Questions

  • Why are sports so important in the world?
  • What is the purpose of Grassroot Soccer?
  • What makes Grassroot Soccer so effective?
  • What is the main goal of the One World Futbol Project?
  • What are the differences between the One World Futbol Project and Grassroot Soccer?
  • What are some of the key lessons from the article Raising the Roof?
  • Do you see any similarities to how sports were used in Ball One compared to how they are used in the U.S.?

Standards

  • BS 12.02
  • BS 12.03

Contributed by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). Author: Angene Wilson

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