Gymnastics Teacher Resources
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Gymnastics: A Lot More Than Just Flips!
Introduce your young learners to some basic gymnastics in a four or five-day unit. Movement and balance are at the core of gymnastic activities. Start out by taking them through how to move like animals. Then follow this up with balance poses.
K - 3rd Physical Education
Gymnastics Unit Culmination Field Trip
Students participate in various gymnastics and tumbling activities and take a field trip to a gymnastics gym where they work with trained gymnastics coaches. This gives the student the opportunity to explore and experience gymnastic equipment they may not have at school.
K - 3rd Health
The Young Gymnast
Second graders compare and contrast gymnastics in 1859, 1900 and today. Students contrast differences in gymnastics for boys and girls today. Students pretend that they are interviewing a famous gymnast and write up their interview. Students write a poem about Gymnastics using Cinquain format.
2nd English Language Arts
Writing: Closing Sentence/Conclusion
What does a good closing sentence look like? First, read the article "Gymnasts Flip for Science," and then identify the conclusion sentence. What are the supporting facts mentioned in the article? After studying the article's conclusion, it's time for your writers to try!
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Internet Research in Physical Education
Students take an active role for their own exploration. They are given the tools that enable them to find information about a specific topic on their own. Students choose from the different units that they have studied at the time: football, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, bowling, basketball, hockey, tennis, lacrosse, etc.
4th - 8th Physical Education
One Armed High Kick or Alaskan High Kick
Students begin with a regular gymnastic warm up involving stretches and exercise before attempting the One Armed High Kick. Students are assessed by their peers and are declared successful if they can match each kick or exceed the previous kick.
7th - 9th Physical Education
History of Women in Sports
Students examine online or hard copy timelines of athletics, discuss what they like and dislike about time tables they have reviewed, research in small groups history of basketball, baseball, gymnastics, or track and field, and create two-part timelines, depicting both men and women involved in sport.
6th - 8th Physical Education
Students investigate the importance of having a healthy body by performing gymnastics. In this physical education instructional activity, students utilize their flexibility and body strength to perform intense physical gymnastic maneuvers with the help of their instructor.
2nd - 3rd Health
Britney Spears: Famous People, ELL Assignment
If you teach English learners and want a thorough assignment that addresses reading and listening comprehension, speaking skills, vocabulary acquisition, and more, a high-interest content worksheet on Britney Spears may be useful. It includes a 1-page passage about Spears, followed by 10 exercises/activities that address ELL needs.
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts