GEDB Exploring Cricket: Bowling and Batting (Lesson 2 of 3)
Students will begin to explore how to bat in cricket. Noticing the similarities and differences between cricket and baseball. This lesson was developed by Crystal Johnson as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.
Students will begin to explore how to bat in cricket. Noticing the similarities and differences between cricket and baseball.
How do you bat in cricket? How is it different from the sport we play here in America baseball?
Learning Targets and Criteria for Success
- I can strike a ball with a cricket bat.
- I can cooperate with other students in their group bowl and bat.
Criteria for Success:
- I will manipulate the cricket bat and hit the ball.
- I will/can work successfully with my group to hit the ball, with a bat, displaying correct form.
cricket bats - 6
tennis trainer ball - 6
large cones -12
Learning Tasks and Practice
Today we are going to watch the same Cricket video from the previous lesson, but is time I would like you to focus on the batting. Some things I want you to look for are…
- How do you hold the cricket bat?
- How do you swing the cricket bat? Is it different than baseball?
- What is different about the cricket bat and the baseball bat?
Now will get into their groups from last week at their same cones/wickets. The first 5 mintues we will review our bowling. On the signal/whistle, students will then add a batter.
- Batter will stand in front of the wicket.
- Each batter will get 5 bowls to hit the ball.
- Extension up:
- Once you hit the ball, then run with the bat to the opposite wicket and back as many times as you can. Bowler can try to get people out by hitting the wicket with the ball.
- Extension down:
- Batter can hit the ball off of a small cone instead of a bowler pitching the ball.
- Students may also use a Ipad tablet to video each other to check for batting and/or correct bowling form (this is optional).
- Extension up:
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While you are practicing you cricket skills I will be using a checklist to assess students.
- The teacher may also record a students skill performance for additional feedback, but this is optional (with school and parental permission).
Since we are still exploring cricket, I would like for you to find a partner to think-pair-share the following questions. Which country would you like to play cricket in? Why would you choose that country?
Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps
Students will leave with a better understanding of how to stike a ball with a cricket bat.
Extended Learning Opportunities
Extension up: Once you hit the ball, then run with the bat to the opposite wicket and back as many times as you can. Bowler can try to get people out by hitting the wicket with the ball.