The World Games 2022 brings global education to local schools with new initiative—learn more

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Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022. Photo via Sonia Kerrigan for Bham Now

The World Games 2022 and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama unveiled the “Live Healthy, Play Global” education initiative this morning. This program will provide students in Birmingham and across the state with unique resources inspired by The World Games. We’re thrilled to share this news with you, Birmingham. Keep reading for the rundown.

The World Games in the classroom

Students playing floorball.
Sun Valley Elementary students playing floorball, a World Games sport. Photo via Sonia Kerrigan for Bham Now

The excitement of The World Games is coming to schools in Birmingham and across Alabama. With the help of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, 40 Alabama educators came together to create and produce the “Live Healthy, Play Global” toolkit.

There are 3 main focuses of the toolkit:

  • Accessibility: The toolkit is available online. It offers a wide variety of downloadable, digital resources to teachers, public and private schools, homeschoolers, after-school programs and community organizations.
  • Design: It is designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, but can be used by anyone and everyone.
  • Alignment with curriculum: With 36 lessons, the toolkit has a specialized activity for each week of the school year

“Through this effort, The World Games will have a positive impact on our students long after the last medal is awarded.”

Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2022.

What is in the “Live Healthy, Play Global” toolkit?

The toolkit in action.
The World Games 2022 map — a resource in the toolkit. Photo via Sonia Kerrigan for Bham Now

The toolkit allows for students to engage in learning about The World Games 2022. Teachers build lesson plans around the 34 different sports and participating countries.

The resource has relevant educational materials that pertain to math, science, social studies and physical education.

Today at the announcement, we saw the toolkit in action. Students from Sun Valley Elementary School played floorball, which is a World Games sport that originated in Sweden.

We can’t wait to see more schools use the “Live Healthy, Play Global” toolkit.

What are you most excited to see at The World Games 2022? Let us know on Instagram.

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