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- Sherri L., Teacher
- Watkinsville, GA
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Young scholars explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education lesson, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to participate in physical activities similar to the challenges Lewis and Clark may have faced.
Students perform locomotor skills such as throwing balls while counting up to 100. In this 100th day of school physical education lesson, the students play a Hungry, Hungry Hippos game to perform the throwing technique. There are several variations on this lesson, which include dribbling, hopping, and tossing.
Practice physical education vocabulary in your classroom. Working with language arts teachers, learners use dictionary skills to define and explain a word dealing with a concept in physical education. They also complete a task and have their names put into a prize drawing.
Eighth graders play "human foosball" to discover how to use positive statements instead of negative ones inn game situations. By using "booster statements," they foster teamwork while building self confidence. After completing the game on a soccer field, 8th graders add positive statements to add to the booster board posted in the gym.
Students experience and participate in a variety of four winter station games. They assess the winter stations of Get the Candy Cane, What is in Your Stocking, Jingle Bell Basketball and Candy Cane Lane. Each student also experiences a variety of holiday music to accompany the stations.
Sixth graders discover hypertension and facts regarding blood pressure, BMI, and fitness. For this personal health lesson, 6th graders visit blood pressure, bio-impedance analyzer, and physical education learning stations that require them to assess their personal physical fitness levels.
Here's a very well organized lesson plan on learning the terminology of ballet. Learn the names of some basic positions, and how to perform them. Learn the names, which happen to be in French, of basic movements in ballet. Not only are the words introduced, but so is how to actually do the movement or pose that the term refers to. Make sure to review how to pronounce the words correctly before saying them to the class.
Students showcase what they are doing in physical education classes. They volunteer to participate in this activity and perform activities that they do every day in their PE classes. They demonstrate their skills in a one minute routine of; spinning plates, scarves juggling, stilt walking, and yo-yo activities.
Students perfect skills learned in physical education class and use those skills to create jump routines. The troupe then performs their routines for various local and state organizations. They agree to come to practice before school, to be at practice regularly, and to work together as a team.
Students, in teams, in physical education classes, attempt to collectively "walk across America." They measure a mile of walking distance at their school and then track how many they walk. They trace the miles on an actual map, attempting to walk the entrie way across America.