Derby Day Video Writing Prompts

Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

 

K-2: Name Your Horse

Related Articles
5 teaching strategies to help your students’ minds stay focused.
5 teaching strategies to help your students’ minds stay focused.
Effective teaching strategies to help build students’ self-confidence, their trust, and their ability to socialize with their peers.
Effective teaching strategies to help build students’ self-confidence, their...
How a teacher can apply the triangle of continuous improvement over and over again as professional development.
How a teacher can apply the triangle of continuous improvement over and over...
Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you’re...
We look at better teaching strategies that praise students, and why more isn’t always better.
We look at better teaching strategies that praise students, and why more isn’t...

Animal Kingdom, Comma to the Top, Pants on Fire, and Dialed In were horses racing on Saturday.  If you had a horse, what would you name it? 


Draw a picture of your horse and label it with his name.  Remember, you can decorate the saddle and number to match your name.

3-5: The Real Winner

Who deserves more credit for the win - Animal Kingdom, the horse, or Johnny Velazquez, the jockey who rode him?
 

6-8: Cheering for the Underdog

Animal Kingdom was not originally favored to win the derby.  Why do people root for the underdog?
 

9-12: The Morals of Gambling


Many people believe that gambling in wrong and immoral.  What do you think are the moral implications of gambling on horse races like the Kentucky Derby?


Can't view the video? Try it here!
Derby