Imagine teaching math, science, statistics, writing and more all using the Super Bowl.
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate the Super Bowl into your lessons, here are some links to resources around the Web. There’s a little bit of every subject — from media studies, to math, science, and the arts.
- Five Ways to Teach the Super Bowl from NY Times Learning Network: Lessons and teaching strategies are based around five subject areas — Science, Math, Media Studies, Language Arts, and History and Civics — and cover a variety of relevant ideas, from statistics math lessons to critical analysis of Super Bowl ads.
- Videos: The Science of NFL Football: These insightful and interesting video lessons feature several lessons for students, covering topics like geometry, nutrition, and Newton’s Laws of Motion. At Lessonopoly, there’s also a greatlist of accompanying lesson plans.
- Super Bowl Mania — Creating Cross-Curricular Lessons That Score Big: Although this Scholastic article was produced for the Super Bowl in 2012, the ideas can be easily updated. Here, author Addie Albano provides ideas for math, language arts, science, and geography lessons framed around the Super Bowl.
- Learning about Music with Touchdown Songs: ARTSEDGE from The Kennedy Center produced this lesson plan for teaching about football using music. The lesson is designed for students 12-18 years old and covers fight songs, half-time sounds, and music from NFL Film.