The Super Bowl is happening this coming weekend. My prediction is that the Southern Affiliate of the Patriots Tampa Bay will win. And while this year’s Super Bow will be different from all previous editions, I’m guessing that my American readers have a student or two interested in the game. Try one of the following resources to turn your students’ enthusiasm for the Super Bowl into a lesson.
Practical Money Skills hosts a series of eight online games designed to teach students some money management skills. One of the games that is timely considering that the Super Bowl is just a few days away is Financial Football. Financial Football has students answer questions about budgets, savings, and spending to move their football teams down the field against another team. The games use real NFL team logos.
NFL Play 60 Kids Day Live is a virtual field trip happening on Wednesday. The free virtual event will take kids on a tour of the field where the Super Bowl will be played. Throughout the tour there will be appearances from NFL players and cheerleaders who will share tips for staying physically active and healthy. You can register for the virtual field trip right here. For those who cannot attend the live broadcast, the virtual field trip will be available on-demand at a later date. And there are lots of related lesson plans that you can download and other videos that you can view on-demand on the NFL Play 60 Teachers’ page. There are lesson plans that can be used in elementary school and middle school physical education, science, math, and language arts.
Perhaps you have students who are new to the game of American football and want to know more about it. Or perhaps you want to learn the basics of the game so that you can enjoy the game with your students. If so, take a look at the NFL’s Beginner’s Guide to American Football.
One of the dangers of playing football is the risk of head injuries. TED-Ed has a good lesson that explains what happens to your brain when you get a concussion.
On the topic of concussions, Microsoft’s Hacking STEM website has detailed directions for creating concussion simulations and recording data from those simulations.
The Superb Owl is a cute video about owls. The video presents interesting facts about four types of owls. The whole four minute video is presented as if it is an NFL pre-game show.