Ethics In Sports Essays

Race the Iditarod
English, Geography, U.S. History, Physical Education
Introduce students to the Iditarod dog sled race through a Washington Post gallery and video.

Tim Dahlberg’s March column focuses on this engrained part of the Alaskan culture and its history. “Iditarod gets its oldest winner, who says he’s not finished with dog sled racing yet” reports on the March 2013 race. 

Iditarod mushers can be several generations of one family (Seavey, Mackey or twins). They can be winners like Rick Swenson who have won five times and never finished lower than tenth in his 20 races. They can be Libby Riddles, the first women to win in 1985, and four-time winner Susan Butcher. 

Scholastic provides a number of “Historic Iditarod” student activities. Read short profiles of young mushers. What has competing in the Iditarod meant to them and revealed of their character? Listen to an interview with Danny Seavey, the youngest of three generations in his family to race in Iditarods, and interviews with two female mushers, Hannah Moderow and Calie King. 

During the more than 1,000-mile race man and dogs form a team that depends on each other. It is not without controversy. Read Dahlberg’s column. Give students “Iditarod Decisions,” questions to guide reading and case studies to apply ethical considerations to the race.

Learn About the History of the Iditarod Trail
Business, Economy, Health, U.S. History
Alaskan history is American history. Conduct research to learn about the Tanaina and Ingalik Indians and the Inupiaq and Yupik Eskimos who blazed the trails that would be used by traders and miners. Discover the gold rush and settlement of Nome, expansion and the Iditarod Mining District. The introduction of airplanes, the diphtheria epidemic of 1925 and Balto. 

Be sure to include a map of Alaska in this look at Alaskan history. If teachers wish to summarize, the early history of this land, more time could be spent focused on the original Iditarod settlement, the race to get medicines to Nome to save lives and the current Iditarod race that reconstructs the freight route to Nome and commemorates the part that sled dogs played in the settlement of Alaska. The mushers travel from checkpoint to checkpoint much as the freight mushers did eighty years ago.

The Bureau of Land Management introduces students to Alaska Public Lands and the Iditarod National Historic Trail. The Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance’s online resources include a “Mushing Forum” and illustrated historic overview. 

Today, kennels at Denali National Park house sled dogs that actively help protect the park, wildlife, and wilderness. Puppy Paws videos show the Denali Alaskan husky puppies. 

Set up your e-Replica account to notify you when “Alaska,” “Iditarod” and “sled dogs” appear in the news.

Draw on the Iditarod
Art, Reading, English
Having gotten acquainted with mushers and their dogs, students might paint, sketch or make paper maché sled dog(s). A Red and Rover cartoon strip is included in this guide. After reading the panels, discuss the ideas that are presented. Give students "Red and Rover: Draw on Current Events." Answering and discussing the questions will help students to see that a innocent-enough question may have deeper meaning. "Draw on Your Own Perspective" is provided for students to draw their own cartoon panel. This may be in response to the Iditarod Dog Sled Race articles and event, the use of for-profit, game reserves, or another topic.

Debate Using Animals as a Business
Business, Debate, Economics, Government, Journalism
Locate South Africa on a map. The Mauricedale Game Ranch is located in northeastern South Africa south of Kruger National Park. 

Give students “A business model to save the black rhino?” This Business article is set up as a case study. By examining the specific situation, you and your students can discuss its benefits and drawbacks and also consider businesses of this type.

Give students “When Animals Are a Business” to complete as they read the column. Note that the first question includes ten vocabulary words to define. All of the terms are used in the article.  The second question is a map-reading exercise that teachers could do with their students as a warm-up activity.

Monetary incentive may be defined as a money-based reward that can be given when an employee meets or exceeds expectations, a reason to do well in athletic competitions (think endorsements) or financial incentive to improve behavior. Be sure students understand this concept as it applies to Hume’s business venture.

Discussion could also include:
• What are the business and economics questions involved in the Mauricedale Game Ranch venture?
• What are the ethical questions?
• What are the legal ramifications of Hume’s approach?
• What guidelines should be in place to cover the use of animals in a business? For competitive purposes?

After discussing John Hume’s vision of sustainable business and the discussion questions, you might compare and contrast Mauricedale Game Ranch with the nearby Kruger National Park. A graphic April 3, 2013, news release could also be shared with older students so they understand the reality of poaching and rhino horn harvesting.

If your students are to debate or write on conservation, rhino poaching and other related issues, begin research by reviewing the Kruger National Park Media & News section, Humane Society International and the WWF. What is the role of domestic governments and international agencies in regulating businesses that involve animals, conservation and care?

Ethics in Sports Essay

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Ethics in Sports

My name is john doe and I am the sports and recreation advisor for Stevenage. I am writing to every head of PE to express my feelings and opinions towards ethics and values in schools.

My personal view of values in sport is that it comes down to the player’s beliefs in the sport and the standard he or she sets. For example whether a team member puts in 100% effort in the sport they are playing.

I define ethics in sport as the moral rules, principles and values, perhaps more simply put, practicing the following core values to sport

· Fairness

· Respect

· Equity

An example of good ethics is players knowing the rules of a game and following them.

Sport is an important part of life; it can bring…show more content…

Players should play fair and in theory be able to refreree there own matches. Players should respect the decisions made by their officials and abide by them, this shows good sportsmanship. Players should also have knowledge of the game, for example they should know the free kick rule if they are playing football. Fair play can be defined as the upholding of fairness before, during and after, and directly relating to a game, match or event. You should always inform players of the consequences that will occur if they do not play fair or cheat. Cheating in sport should never be tolerated because it ruins the game for every one. Fair play can often be best promoted through a code of conduct that clearly defines the rules of the games and the do’s and don’ts.

Equality in sport is the practice of fairness and the upholding of the rules also to ensure that all individuals are respected and have

equal opportunities regardless of their sex, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnic background. It is important for all those involved in sport to support and promote the principles of equity, whether they are playing, refereeing or coaching. I think that it is so important that when incidents of negative discrimination occur they are dealt with promptly. If equality is not tolerated it will cause a better learning and teaching atmosphere.

Racism can be best described as negative discrimination against an individual because of their colour, racial

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