Hoop Genius: How a desperate Teacher and a rowdy Gym Class invented Basketball

Category: Book
By (author): Coy, John
By (author): Morse, Joe
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / School & Education
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Published: March 2013
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 11.00in x 9.25in x 0.25in
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Canadian gym teacher James Naismith was simply trying to occupy his restless students during the inhospitable winter, but the resulting experiment became one of the most popular sports the world has seen. Kids will be fascinated to learn how the game developed over time to become the sport they know and love.

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From The Publisher*Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students-a bunch of energetic young men-are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy-or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.
From The Publisher*Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The studentsa bunch of energetic young menare bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happyor someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.