ERIC Number: ED401176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
The GOALS Program. Gaining Opportunities to Achieve Lifetime Success.
Schwich, Andy; Otto, Nonie
Designed to support the development of well-rounded individuals, this resource guide integrates the World Cup and soccer into social studies, language arts, mathematics, science, and physical education. The objectives of the GOALS program are for students to: (1) recognize the importance of the World Cup and soccer throughout the world; (2) develop individual skills and team concepts essential for success on and off the field; (3) gain an understanding of the basic need for rules in sports that can help to promote understanding of law-related concepts; (4) develop an appreciation for participation in sports that can provide them with an opportunity to improve their self-concept, self-discipline, competitive instincts, sense of fairness, and a commitment to teamwork; and (5) engage in activities designed to foster positive attitudes toward responsible citizenship and to develop strategies for community service in their schools and neighborhoods. The lifetime skills that are featured in the lesson plans include the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, in addition to civic participation skills. There are five lesson plans for each subject. Each lesson plan contains objectives, materials needed, teacher's instructions, and supplemental activities. Directed discussion, cooperative and small group learning, simulations, and role-playing strategies as well as materials such as charts and maps are included. The appendix includes information about the rules of soccer and the playing field, the World Cup, the International and U.S. Soccer Federations, and contains 29 references. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Global Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Skills, Law Related Education, Lifelong Learning, Mathematical Enrichment, Middle Schools, Science Education, Soccer, Social Studies, Social Values
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; World Cup USA 1994, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.