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10 P.E. Lesson Plans for Track and Field
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.
8th - 10th Physical Education
10 P.E. lesson plans for track and field - Hurdles
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.
7th - 12th Physical Education
Track & Field - Individual Sports 2
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.
6th - 10th Physical Education
Track and Field
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.
2nd English Language Arts
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.
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
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.
2nd - 9th Physical Education
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path
Students read about the life of Jim Thorpe and answer focus lessons about the book. For 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.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Clearing the bar
Students explore the critical physical factors that determine potential success in pole vault. In this secondary math/science lesson plan, students calculate velocity for time and distance measurements as they demonstrate an ability to solve equations with several variables.
9th - 12th Math
In this writing a conversation learning exercise, students 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.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Young scholars 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.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Connecting Algebraic, Graphic and Numeric Representation
Cooperative learning groups present models that compare and contrast graphic and numeric representations of real-life problems in context. Learners are challenged to create and explain the data in tables and equations within the context of the problems.
8th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members explore these questions and craft an essay that presents their reflections.
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports heroes.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Plan For The Shot Put
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 instructional activity includes safety tips, and equipment needed.
9th - 12th Physical Education