Why sit on the sidelines when you can get your classes in the game? Fantasy Football has transformed a once-passive sea of spectators into a passionate generation of superfans, creating unprecedented levels of engagement and sparking in-depth familiarity with player performance data, scoring statistics, and next-generation sabermetrics. So what happens when you put together an all-star team playing Lady Macbeth as your quarterback and Julius Caesar as your wide receiver? Who's fantasy team would reign supreme in a battle of poetry running backs powered by Emily Dickinson against William Carlos Williams? Or which player would you cut from your fantasy squad if you discovered that Jay Gatsby had recently been added to the waiver wire?
Learn how you can put the power of fantasy football to work in your liberal arts classroom, driving engagement through the roof with a March Madness-inspired tournament that turns everyday classrooms into cheering crowds of student-centered learning (no joke- students actually stand up and CHEER for their favorites). This high-energy activity will offer teachers detailed lesson planning tools and complete step-by-step instructions for making this end-of-unit review activity happen in your classroom TOMORROW.
Best part: you OR your students don't even have to know a single thing about fantasy football to make this activity a gamechanging success!
This digital download is perfect for teachers of any course in the humanities. In the past, I’ve used an adapted version of this activity to support teachers working in history classes, religion classes, science classes, world language classes, and English classes -- from co-taught special ed inclusion classrooms for students reading at a middle school level all the way through high school students studying AP Language and rhetoric.
Get in the game!
As a teacher, this is an awesome resource to revisit year after year. It’s easily adapted to any content area! Fun, practical, and completely customizable for your curricula -- this high-energy review activity can be used again and again by teachers in any content area and grade level. Be a student-centered classroom all star (and the envy of your teacher friends) and get your classes in the game!
(Prefer college hoops? Check out my March Radness Bracketology Tournament)
Have a blast with this flexible, exciting, and high-energy class review activity! And thanks for checking out my store!
Awesome Teacher Feedback on Fantasy Sports Lesson Plans
"Thank you! This is my ninth year teaching special education, and I continually try to find new ways to reach my students. Use of fantasy sports gives my students another tool to understand material. I was amazed at the endless uses of fantasy sports -- you opened up a whole new world of possibilities. It was also great to see your energy and enthusiasm for education. I hope to follow in your footsteps and provide the energy and tools for my students!"
- Matthew G., Virginia
"I loved this! I know that I will be applying your ideas to my classroom as soon as I get back. (I might even do a "March Radness" in my AP Lang class). You got me thinking about gamification in my classroom and I am totally willing to give up my 'precious class time' to try it out. Thank you for that!"
- Amber L., Virginia