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Second graders read a book about track and field events.  In this guided reading lesson, 2nd graders review the table of contents and discuss the track and field events presented.  Students read the book, discuss events covered, pick an event they would like to train in and write a journal entry about one track and field event.
Ten lesson plans for track and field include safety tips and class activities. The class activities include basic teaching instructions on how to perform each skill. There are some diagrams included to help you see what to do. Use this resource to get you started on teaching your track and field unit.
A lesson from track and field is all about hurdles. It's a difficult skill that takes time and lots of practice to be able to perform well. In this lesson, the class learns step-by-step techniques to performing getting over a hurdle successfully. There are several other track and field lesson in this unit. Resource links are included.
Are you starting  a track and field unit? Do you want to introduce the basic components of the unit? What are the track events? What are the field events? What are the rules of each event? What's the exchange zone? Show this PowerPoint to expand on these definitions and explanations. The pictures and diagrams are great and will give your class context as you introduce the different events of track and field.
Learners practice the long jump, the triple jump, the shot put, the hammer throw, and the 50 yard sprint in a mock Olympic track and field competition.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read facts and examples of events, choose multiple choice answers, and evaluate their comprehension. Students choose three multiple choice answers.
Seventh graders participate in a mini-olympics, each representing a different country. They research their country's population, culture, language, food and government. They create a bio sheet using their research information. They compete in track and field activities winning medals for first, second and third place.
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.
Students investigate track and field dimensions, measure an actual track, and construct a scale model. The use of a meter stick, dimensional analysis, and the application of the distributive property to variables forms the main focus of this lesson.
Teach two different ways to start races in track events. The standing start - weight distributed equally, then one foot forward, lean down, opposite arm, eyes down, then look up with each step. The three-point stance - drop knee, head and hands down, explode out and forward. Use the drills to practice these new track starts.
Learners participate in 7 activities practicing the progression of the high jump. They approach the pit, take off effectively, and land safely using the 7 class activities. They practice proper sprinting mechanics.
Students participate in 5 activities that lead into the correct progression for the shot put. Activities include grip and arm position, release, putting, standing puts, and reverse puts. This lesson includes safety tips, and equipment needed.
High schoolers explore how to hold, rotate, and throw a discuss using the correct teaching progression for discuss. This lesson plan describes how to set up a safe environment for athletes to learn proper grip/realease techniques.
Learners participate in activities that lead into the correct progression to safely complete the pole vault. Activities include practicing : gripping the pole, planting the ploe, riding the pole, and taking off to the landing mat. This lesson includes equipment needed and safety tips.
Students read about the life of Jim Thorpe and answer focus lessons about the book.  In this Jim Thorpe lesson, students celebrate the American Indian culture and learn of the hardships Jim Thorpe overcame.  Students find descriptive words about Jim Thorpe.
Learners explore the critical physical factors that determine potential success in pole vault.   In this secondary math/science lesson, students calculate velocity for time and distance measurements as they demonstrate an ability to solve equations with several variables.  Additionally, learners convert units. 
Students explore tough questions in a fishbowl discussion about the economic and social barriers to playing certain sports. They synthesize their knowledge by writing dialogues illustrating some of the barriers some famous athletes might have faced.
In this writing a conversation learning exercise, learners use the conversation map to identify the greeting, starting comment or question, body, short explanation, and farewell and then use them to create a written conversation. Students write 21 answers.
In this note taking instructional activity, students answer 6 short answer questions utilizing the notes shown from a page of notes taken on Olympic Games.
In these organizing and presenting information worksheets, students use the notes to answer the questions. Students answer 5 questions.

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