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The Value of Sports: Unifying a Community | Global Oneness Project

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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Students watch a film, "I am Yup’ik" by Daniele Anastasion and Nathan Golon, about a 16-year-old basketball player from the tiny village of Toksook Bay in Alaska. The film explores the power of basketball, which unites the community and creates hope and pride throughout the young team, family members, and the community-at-large. In this lesson, students explore the themes of identity, resilience, and youth awareness and empowerment. In a class discussion, students make a list of the main character’s struggles and challenges and discuss the qualities and characteristics of the Yup’ik culture. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. 

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Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.

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1 Review
Great lesson
mugakatoke_1865379
January 10, 2017