Hoop Professionals and Career Tips

Lesson Plan
(Elementary)

Goals:
Students get exposed to careers in the hoop industry. They start their career exploration and see how careers connect to their interests.

Objectives:
Students will:
A) get a better understanding of the variety of careers in the basketball industry.
B) learn new vocabulary words and how to use them.
C) think critically about what it takes to be successful in these careers.
D) learn persuasive writing that shares what they have learned.
E) start their career exploration and learn how it relates to their interests.
F) have academic discussions with their classmates, teammates and peers.

Activities:
1) Students can watch the video individually, in groups or as a class.
2) Instructor should go over the Vocab words with students. Ask them the meanings and have a discussion to know they have a good understanding of the words.
3) Students completely answer the questions below.
4) Students share what they wrote for #2 and #3 one at a time, in pairs, in groups or whole class.

Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3(4,5).1: Write opinion pieces
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3(4,5).4: Produce and publish writing
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3(4,5).8: Recall information
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3(4,5).1: Engage effectively collaborative discussion
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3(4,5).2: Paraphrase Information
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3(4,5).4: Present knowledge ideas

 

Lesson

Hoop Professionals and Career Tips

Based on the video you just watched answer the questions below.

VOCAB

Coach

Work Hard

Sports Analyst

Sports Writer

Networking

Internships

Engineer

Journalism

Sports Agent

General Manager

Discipline

Owner

1. Write at story at least two paragraphs long using at least 6 of the Vocab words listed above.

2. What would you tell a friend about different jobs in the basketball industry and what it takes to be successful? List some of the jobs and way to be successful.

3. If you were going to select any of the careers from this video, which one would you choose and why? Write as many reasons that you have to choose that career. What would it take for you to do well?