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Interactive case-lesson “Sports and Games”

Category: Culture, Human, Art

Level (grade): 3-4

Objective: to know the names of the most popular sports and games, to reveal interesting facts about different kinds of sport; to learn the historical background of modern sports and games; to develop creativity, good habits and social skills

What information is waiting for me here?
  • What are the most popular sports in the world?
  • Some interesting facts about sports and games.
  • When and where did the games start?
  • Internet research about sport athletes.
  • Culture corner with many creative tasks.
4 scans of the subjects, phenomena and practices:

Sports are popular all over the world. People play sports as hobbies, careers or a kind of fitness.

Sport is a great fun and a hard work too. Some people do or play sports, others like to watch it.

There are different sports competitions in which athletes from many countries compete against each other. The most famous sport event is the Olympic Games.

So, which sport is the most popular?

In fact, there are several kinds of sport which have the biggest number of fans. These are:

  1. Golf - 450 Million Fans
  2. Rugby - 475 Million Fans
  3. Baseball - 500 Million Fans
  4. Basketball - 825 Million Fans
  5. Table Tennis - 875 Million Fans
  6. Volleyball - 900 Million Fans
  7. Tennis - 1 Billion Fans
  8. Field Hockey - 2 Billion Fans
  9. Cricket - 2.5 Billion Fans
  10. Football (Soccer) - 4 Billion Fans

All of us are different. Some like sport, some don’t. People who like sport, do not use their smartphones or computers a lot. People who hate sport are always online. What group are you in? How sporty are you

Quiz: “How sporty are you?”

1. Do you play any sport?

2. Can you swim?

3. Do you do your morning exercises every day?

4. Do you go to a sport club?

5. Do you play in the school team?

6. Do you watch sports programs on TV?

7. Name 3 winter sports and 3 sport with a ball.

8. Do you prefer playing or watching sports?

If you answered YES to more than 3 questions, - CONGRATULATIONS! You are SPORTY!



Game 1: Match the words with the pictures:

Guess the sport:

Read the children’s sayings about sports and write about you:

Complete the crossword:

Let’s play!

Game 2: Put the words into groups:

Sports Quiz

Game 3: Choose the best answer:

World around me

Reading for pleasure

Interesting facts about sports you didn’t know

1. Golf balls were originally made from dried cow eyeballs.

2. Hockey legend Gordie Howe suffers from cryophobia, the fear of cold and ice.

3. Boxing legend Rocky Marciano invented the fax machine.

4. The grass at Wimbledon was too long until 1949 when an English player was bitten by a snake.

5. The most participated sport on earth is fishing.

6. The sport with maximum number of spectators is football.

7. Boxing was recognized as a legal sport in 1901.

8. Sports have the biggest television audiences, the most popular events are the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.

9. About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon Championship.

10. A football is made up of 32 leather pieces, held together by 642 stitches.

11. A badminton shuttlecock can have a speed up to 350 km/h.

12. Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.

13. Olympic gold medals are actually made mostly of silver.

Let’s play!

Game 4: Guess the Sport:

Game 5: Match the Extreme Sports:


The History of Games Cricket began in England in the 16th century. When British people moved to other countries, like Australia, Africa, India and the Caribbean, they took the game with them. So, the British played their favourite game and taught the locals at the same time. Soon the game became famous all over the world!

Badminton started in ancient Greece and Egypt. In that game two players hit a feathered shuttlecock back and forth with tiny rackets. In the18th century the game was popular in India and then in 1860 the Army officers took it back to England. Nowadays, another game like this, called Speed Badminton or Speedminton appeared in Germany.

Football became very popular at public schools around the UK in the18th century. But people played different ball games in many countries much earlier. At first, football had the same rules as rugby but in 1863 they became two different games. Association football – “soccer” is now popular all over the world. In 1900 people played soccer at the Olympic Games for the First Time. Today, soccer is one of the most popular women’s games in the USA.


Project work: 1. Do the Internet research about different sports and games. Put the marks on the Map of the World to show the places where the sports started or are popular nowadays.

2. Find some interesting facts about your favourite sport athletes. Make a personal profile. Write a small text about a person and make some questions about the text.


Design an Olympic Medal. Write a kind of sport, a place or a piece of equipment. Be creative!

Be a real Football Fan!

Make your own banner:

The End