Essential questions regarding sports and the themes surrounding this topic:

  1. How can sports and athletics transform (or change for the better) the people who play them? a community? a country?
  2. What are the specific elements of athletics and sports that can help people?
  3. What are the specific elements of athletics and sports that can hurt people?

Use these sentences starters to show understanding of the texts you are reading.

  • When I read.... , I thought....
  • When I read..... , I agreed/disagree because.....
  • When I read..... , it reminded me of.....
  • When I read..... , I predicted.....
  • When I read..... , I wondered.....
  • According to this article/blog/video, an example of sports or athletics helping people is...
  • According to this article/blog/video, an example of sports hurting people is...
  • According to this article/blog/video, one of the specific aspect of our lives that sports or athletics can changed is.....