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Sports and Society
This title covers these subjects: Sports., Athletes., Professional sports.
Sports and Society
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Heinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction

Sports and Society

Sports and Society examines the role that sporting traditions have played in human society from primitive cultures to the present day. Did sports begin simply for practical reasons such as training soldiers for war, or do humans have a less practical need to play active, physical games? How have different sports migrated around the world, and what effect have new cultures had on these imports? Exciting and varied case studies are used throughout this book to illustrate issues and concepts.

Reading LevelGrades 6-10
Interest LevelGrades 6-10
Lexile Level1190L
ATOS Level9.6
AR Points3
AR Quiz #148117
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandHeinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction
Page Dimensions6 3/8" x 9 1/4"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $35.32 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Kim Dare

"These volumes will have students thinking about athletics and the impact of personal ethical actions. Perhaps the most thought-provoking title is Getting Ahead, which looks at how new technologies, steroids and other drugs, and gene therapy have the potential to change sports competitions as we know them. Money asks whether the current distribution, with a handful of stars receiving huge salaries and endorsement deals, is optimal. Sportsmanship examines why some people feel they are above the rules, and the impact that a win-at-all-costs attitude can have on the spirit of the game. Society shows how a culture’s sports mirror, and sometimes shape, its values. Abundant photos, captions, sidebars, and occasional charts and diagrams make this set approachable. Excellent source notes round out the more standard back matter fare. - Kim Dare, Fairfax County Public Schools, VASchool Library Journal April 2012 Issue" - School Library Journal

Library Media Connection - Terri Lent

"Each book in this well-researched series begins with a brief chapter on the history of an issue facing athletes today. Examples and events for a variety of sports around the world provide a global perspective and add depth to the topics discussed. Each book ends with a chapter that look to future developments and trends, and includes topics for discussion and suggestion for further research. The series will be popular for students doing research and would be a good addition to most high schools and middle schools. Glossary. Index. – Terri Lent, NBCT School Librarian, Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, Virginia Library Media Connection October 2012 Issue Recommended" - Library Media Connection


"Gr. 7-10. Plenty of nonfiction books use sports as a hook, but few pose questions this deep and challenging. Featuring titles like Money in Sports, this series tackles complicated topics with an evenhanded and thorough approach. Booklist Top Ten Series Nonfiction April 2013" - Booklist


Booklist - Daniel Kraus

"Top 10 Series Nonfiction! Plenty of nonfiction books use sports a s hook, but few pose questions this deep and challenging. Featuring titles like Money in Sports, this series tackles complicated topics with an even handed and thorough approach." - Booklist