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A. Things To Do
1. Print out the guided notes and distribute to class.
2. Watch Dakota Pathways Episode #14 and have the students complete
the guided notes.
3. Go online and complete the "Activity" (word search) and “Challenge”
4. Student glossary included.
5. There is a list of related links that would be helpful for
student research projects.
6. Print out the crossword puzzle and distribute to class.
7. Class Activity – Game Day
1. Guided Notes
“Guided Notes” Key
2. Online Episode of Dakota Pathways Episode
3. Online games
a. Have the students access the main page of Dakota Pathways. The
word search is found by clicking “Activity”. (Answer key for word search.)
b. Have the students access the main page of Dakota Pathways. The
online quiz is found by clicking “Challenge”.
a. Have the students access the main page of Dakota Pathways. We
have included a student glossary.
a. We have included an extensive list of related sites. We preview
each related site looking for adult content. Unfortunately, we
cannot find all of the inappropriate material on an individual site.
Please call us Toll Free at 1-800-456-0766 if you find any
questionable content and we will remove it. Thank you.
6. Crossword Puzzle
a. The students may use the vocabulary words and definitions for
the crossword puzzle if they need help.
7. Class Activity – Game Day
Internet and library access
Computer (type report)
Game materials – depends on game/sport chosen
Demonstration materials – depends on game/sport chosen
The students will research unusual sports and games to find out
information about different cultures. The games and sports families
and friends play can tell you a lot about their relationships. Games
and sports unite families and friends through competition and
My dad, my brother and I used to play kickball everyday in the
summer. Neighborhood kids would join in and the fun would last for
hours. The rules were simple. The pitcher rolled the ball and the
batter kicked the ball. If it cleared the road it was a homerun, if
not you ran to the next base as fast as you could or you would be
pummeled by the ball.
We played so much that there was a dirt path between bases which
were a cedar tree, an old stump, a mulberry bush and a TV antenna.
The simple game of kickball seemed to unite my brother and me
forever. I will never forget the fun we had.
Day one: (one class period)
Introduce an unusual game like Quoits. Use the website below to
explain the game to the students and a little about its origin. The
students should use the internet and the library to research a
possible game they would like to research. Encourage student to
research the culture of the sport/game they choose as well as the
history and rules of play.
Day two: (one class period ?)
Additional time for research optional.
Two to Three weeks later: (One class period)
The students should present a short description of the game they
have chosen. The use of pictures and demonstrations would be great.
The class should pick 2 -3 of the games to try. The activity will be
fun and the students will gain an understanding of different
sports/games and cultures.
FOURTH GRADE HISTORY STANDARDS
3. trace the history of South Dakota with emphasis on notable
South Dakotans such as Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, John B. S. Todd,
Fred T. Evans, Laura Ingalls Wilder, James Scotty Philip, Niels E.
Hansen, Gertrude (Zitkala-Sa) Bonin, Peter Norbeck, and Francis
Case; impact of the gold rush; controversy over statehood; and
Indian Wars and reservation life.
Full Script (PDF)