Sports – Program Breakdown

Course modules:

  1. #EverydayBestSelf Youth explore and share stories about the relationship between sports and one’s sense of self.
  2. #EverydayLocalAdrenaline Youth explore and share stories about the societal values reflected in sports, how their local communities react to sports and how that reaction shapes their own relationship to sports.
  3. #EverydayGlobalCompetition Youth explore and share stories about how sports serves as a microcosm of society, noting the social dynamics reflected in sports and society. Youth learn about social movements that have been advanced globally in the world of sports and how sports can be further used as a platform for social justice.
  4. #EverydayAction Youth explore and design action plans on how they can help create a sports culture that is more just and inclusive.

Learning objectives:

  • Examine your personal relationship with sports and athletics
  • Understand the positive and negative impacts that sports can have on individuals around the world
  • Explore sports as a microcosm of society
  • Explore the expectations placed on student athletes
  • Reflect on the ways that some groups of people are excluded from sports.
  • Consider the role of gender, race, and ability/disability status in sports.
  • Teens explore and design action plans on how they can help create a sports culture that is more inclusive and just.

Course components:

  1. Mini-lessons
  2. Video content
  3. Learning checks
  4. Audio narration
  5. Youth narration
  6. Story Share assignments
  7. Global repository of stories

This course aligns to:

  • United Nations’ Sustainable ​Development Goals
  • English Language Arts Standards
  • Asia Society Global Competencies
  • ​21st Century Skills
  • Casel’s Social Emotional Learning

Standards Alignment

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3: Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3: Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Investigate the world
Recognize perspectives
Communicate ideas
Take Action
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Technology Literacy
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self-Direction
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and Responsibility
Self Awareness
Self Management
Responsible Decision Making
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals