Mmeso I.

Milk River, Alberta

Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair

James Naismith

My project is about the inventor of basketball and his family members. My topic tells the story of how he made the game basketball. James Naismith also invented football helmets.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I found it interesting that he had 5 children. He died at age 78. An A was added to his initial by someone in administration at the University of Kansas.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that he was a famous man. To never take outdoor games indoor. I also learned the game he used to play as a child is what he used to make his game.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

They did not have a hole under the basket so someone had to climb a ladder to get the ball. They could not dribble the ball. they only get to pass the ball.