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I'm not really a Superbowl person, but I just came across this article about how some New Orleans schools are using the Superbowl in the classroom in a variety of creative ways. "At Woodlake Elementary in Mandeville, third-grade mathematics students are learning how far $4,000 might go for those attending the big game. In Slidell at Abney Elementary, students have been writing their own lyrics to a Saints mambo. Students at Creekside Junior High in Pearl River wrote verbs relating to the Super Bowl onto a large king cake and planned to write poetic couplets about the game." More here - the tactics are about halfway down. http://www.nola.com/superbowl/index.ssf/2010/02/schools_adapt_lessons_to... A couple of other ideas I've heard from other teachers * An opportunity to talk about the values of staying in shape. Fit for Life: A Coach's Pep Talk http://www.edutopia.org/coachs-pep-talk Former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh discusses the importance of physical fitness in school and beyond. * For older kids, a discussion of teamwork, and how the various positions in football need to work together to achieve goals. * Another one for older kids, a media literacy discussion which deconstructs how ads work to attempt to manipulate them. Who is the target audience? What is the subtext? Anyone else have any ideas?