Dodgeball is more than just a game
- Amy Petersilie, Alternative Learning Center - Rochester
- Physical Activity Participation
Our goal is to create a dodgeball team, teach them the rules of the dodgeball game (yes, there are very specific rules to this game), have the students practice just like any other sport, schedule a competition against other school(s), and have a competition day. We are trying to teach the students not only is dodgeball a fun game, but there are very specific rules to follow. We also want to teach, in a fun way, about sportsmanship, teamwork, but most important, integrity. Integrity is a huge part of the game - doing what is right even when someone isn't watching or seeing it happen. This game taught many important aspects to our students even if our team lost - it taught them how to be gracious at losing as well.