Form Teams and Identify Areas of Interest for the Project

  1. Introduce the rationale for teamwork: This is a 21st century skill essential in the workplace.
  2. Assign or create teams of 3 to 5 students.
  3. Have teams review and discuss the Teamwork Rubric
  4. Offer students a list of sports, such as basketball, baseball, soccer, football, or MotoCross, for their focus. List additional sports or activities that could be included in a multipurpose arena, based on their interests or on activities popular in the community.
  5. Once the list is complete, assign students to teams if the interests divide easily into teams of 3 to 5. If too many students focus on one topic or sport, ask them to compete for a spot on their team of choice by preparing a one-minute persuasive presentation for the next day.

Tips and Tools

Use an online tool for vocabulary building such as Visuwords. You can also have students download AccelaStudy to a smart phone or tablet to build on the key terms and vocabulary.