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Students investigate the history of physical education by analyzing photographs. In this physical education lesson, students view a slide-show demonstrating prior physical activities performed by the youth in previous times. Students discuss differences in the jungle gyms and playgrounds of yesterday and today.
Students participate in a biking activity to learn about physical education and health. In this biking lesson, students watch the PowerPoint presentation with pictures of sports activities. Students then calculate mileage for the bike trail and convert the miles to laps. Students discuss physical effects of bike riding and then complete the biking activity. Students then make notes of the activity in their journals.
Students complete activities to explore world geography and participate in a physical education activity. In this world geography lesson, students identify the continents on a map and learn their spellings. Students work in groups to complete a timed race for each of the seven continents. Students must correctly spell the name for each continent to complete the race.
Physical education classes share the skills they have explored using photographs and videos. The projects can be filled with teacher-made films of learners engaged in different activities. Each picture or video should include a caption with the participant's name and explanation of the activity. They place the information on bulletin boards around their school.
Challenge your class with this problem-solving experience. Learners design a way to add more periods of physical education in the school week without building more gyms. Then, fifth and sixth graders make a list of ideas and choose one. They give three reasons for their choice and share their rationale with the class.
Students participate in a physical education activity, Mission Possible, where they attempt to steal a jug of jewels. They must successfully overcome five challenge areas to complete the activity. Students develop cooperative problem-solving along with refining communication skills.
Students explore building upper body strength. In this physical education lesson, students view a Power Point presentation in which the benefits of rock climbing are illustrated. Students perform daily upper body strength exercises that emulate rock climbing, and record the type and length of exercise in a journal. Students calculate mileage and use one minute of exercise as the equivalent of one mile to fulfill daily requirements.