Get your body moving and help your students learn more about fitness and sports this National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Take a look at a few of our many sports and fitness lessons and find more at NextLesson.org.
Pump it Up!
Math; Grade 3
Even the best athletes in the world also need help in their training. Use real fitness training schedules to help Alex Morgan, Christiano Ronaldo, and LeBron James build up their strength while also solving multiplication, division, and world problems.
Inventing a New Game!
ELA; Grade 4-5
How can you create a fun sport or game? In this project, students will learn about the inventor of basketball and then work in small groups to create their own new game which can be played in the school gym. Students will use their creativity and problem solving skills, and will refine their ability to explain clearly in their writing.
Math; Grade 7, 9,10
Count calories, make a fitness plan, watch weight, and practice linear inequalities using calorie data from common foods and popular fast food restaurants. Students will also plan meals and choose physical activities to remain fit and healthy.
May is also National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, during which time we celebrate both the history and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Our Person Puzzle Series features a collection of important figures such as modern artist Maya Lin and humanitarian Somaly Mam. Study these figures while practicing simplifying rational expressions and other mathematical concepts.