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He died in Kansas in 1939
Married Maude E. Sherman and had 5 children
Was a physical education teacher at the Y.M.C.A., the Young Mens Christian Association
Was a versatile athlete, and a theologian
Played many sports professionally with the Montreal Shamrocks
Wrote the original basketball rulebook
Is also credited for inventing the football helmet Basketball Research Question Who invented basketball, how was it played, what was the first game like, and what were the rules? Some of the rules were changed
Some were taken away
Some were added
To be exact, 9 were kept and modified, and the rest were discarded Where It All Started.... Basketball was first invented at what is now called Springfield College.
The Y.M.C.A. was the first group to play this, under the supervision of the inventor of basketball, Dr. James Naismith
The Y.M.C.A. stood for the Young Mens Christian Association By: Madeline B.
Digital Literacy Q3 Dr. James Naismith Pictures Rules 30 minutes long
The first and only shot of the first game of basketball was made by William R. Chase
There was a referee
There were court lines
After the first game ended, someone watching the game decided to call it basketball, and it caught on Bibliography Grabowski, John F. Basketball. San Diego: Lucent Books Inc., 2001. Print.
"basketball." Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2013.
<http://school.eb.com/comptons/article-9273121>. flickr.com/creativecommons. Yahoo Inc., 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2013. Wikipedia.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. Path: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Naismith. All basketballs have the same type of texture RULES RULE! Court lines look like this Research Process For my digital literacy project, I chose basketball because I really enjoyed the sport. I also played basketball for 4 years, but never knew any of the famous sport's history: the inventor, the year, the original rules, or other things. But now I know a lot more, and even different sites I can use like Prezi,or Microsoft Photostory. I chose my resources by looking at certain things online to see if they were authoritative, meaning, "Able to be trusted as being accurate or true, or clear authoritative information" I looked at copyright dates, dates that told me when they were updated, the theme, which was someone telling me basketball information on a site about dogs which wouldn't make sense, and grammar and spelling mistakes. Those were big for me when I chose my authoritative websites. Research Process Continued.. I chose prezi because it was n easy site to work with. It's very simple, with very little instructions. I tried other sites like Photostory, but it was too complicated for me. Prezi is also very fun! It isn't a bland boring program like Photostory. Prezi's appearance stood out to me with its neatness and color. I think I learned a lot this quarter. I walked into the class with no knowledge of this, but now I know a lot more! even learned so much more about basketball, and I have a much clearer representation of this. I really enjoyed learning about this.