From kicking the ball in the yard to the World Cup, people love soccer! Most of us might not connect science with soccer, but your children will! Soccer can be one of the best ways to learn more about physics—while playing.
Your family will find plenty of history too. Soccer fans will love learning more about some of the players, while those new to the game will be amazed at its long history of worldwide “football”!
And of course learn about the game itself—if you have never fully understood soccer, would like to brush up on your facts with the kids, or desire for your children to have a solid understanding of the basic rules, you will find it all right here.
“Simply Soccer is an excellent way to introduce children to this popular sport. This unit study includes history, science, geography, and much more. We have learned about the history of soccer, the rules of the game, and how soccer is played around the world. Lapbooking and craft ideas are included to add a hands-on aspect to the soccer study. . . I really appreciate the book list included for each lesson. These lists are a major time saver for me. I am not wasting countless hours on the library website reserving books that may or may not be appropriate for my children. My kids and I enjoyed the educational links included in Simply Soccer. We especially love the instructional videos. Now I will not feel so ignorant about this sport when we showup to our first practice. This unit study is great for boys and girls—and moms!”
Erika in TX
“To complement the many Saturday mornings all soccer moms will spend watching that black and white ball spin into gray in between the feet of your little ones, Amanda Bennett . . . scored another goal . . . Simply Soccer is the go-to manual for all who want to learn more about the game or refresh their knowledge before heading to the pitch (the soccer field). Not only will your children learn about the origins and rules of soccer, but Bennett also includes lessons behind the science of soccer, the people that live to play and watch the game, and the gadgets and all the other goodies that keep soccer interesting. Games are bound to be more fun for all with a little knowledge of the history and science behind the ball.”
Dana in TN
“If your child is really interested in finding a modern-day soccer hero, the biographical information on some of soccer’s all-time athletes will be a great start. ‘But we aren’t really done with school yet,’ you might want to scream. ‘How does this fit in with school without looking like we are already headed for summer break?’ Have no fear, history and geography are incorporated through exploring the beginnings of the sport and key locations that are significant globally to soccer as an international pastime. There are plenty of opportunities throughout this unit study for your children to refine their creative writing skills. ‘Science, what about science,’ you ask? Would an exploration into how to create spin on the ball or the physics principles behind how to kick the ball really hard suffice? The only way to sum up this interdisciplinary approach and knowledge base would be to say that Amanda Bennett . . . [has] once again scored a hat trick to win the game. And the crowd goes wild . . .”
Dawn in KY
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Designed for grades K-4, takes 1-2 weeks to complete.