Seasonally appropriate ways to “hook” kids into your lesson can be found just about anywhere, if we look carefully and creatively enough. On that note, here is a great “guest-post” on Kleinspiration about how we might blend football season into instruction.
Of course, this former Geography teacher would also look at how teams are distributed across the nation, how they are organized into regional divisions, etc.
And, as a perennial Chicago sports fan, it’s always a nice way to illustrate to kids how we should persevere in the face of difficulty and adversity! Go Bears!