May 2, 2012: Let’s Play Lacrosse!
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1. Write facts about lacrosse on note cards. On the backs, draw a lacrosse stick.
2. Make three columns on a piece of paper. Paste newspaper words for sports in the columns: (1) sports played with balls, (2) sports played with balls and other equipment, and (3) sports that don’t use balls.
3. Find three team sports in the newspaper. Explain how each is similar to and different from lacrosse.
4. How are these important for lacrosse: (a) helmets, (b) shorter sticks, (c) Iroquois tribe, and (d) Queen Victoria?
5. Make up a lacrosse team. List friends for the four types of players. Explain your choices.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand that physical activity provides opportunities for challenge and social interaction. (Physical Education)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)