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171 reviewed resources for physical education athletics

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Special Olympics Young Athletes Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 3rd
From bunny hops and bridges to bean bag tosses and big ball catches, your activity toolkit will be overflowing with great new ideas for adaptive physical education!
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Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 9

For Teachers 6th - 12th
By the ninth lesson in this soccer unit, learners have studied this sport from many angles. Here they consider the right to play. Take a look at how much money professional athletes earn. Is there a difference between how much men make...
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Real-Life Math | Athletic Trainer

For Students 6th Standards
The lesson is sure to get scholars' blood pumping. An athletic trainer highlights some uses of math in athletic training in a heart-pumping video. After watching it, pupils get together in groups to measure their resting heart rates and...
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Marathon Challenge by PBS

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This...
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Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design new insights into work tied into athletes. Students design a sports bag for athletes. Students investigate varied sports. They interview people involved in varied sports. Students engage in active problem solving as they...
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How to Set a Volleyball

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Use this video to introduce your physical education students to the basics of volleyball. The student athletes in this video show viewers step-by-step instructions on how to set a volleyball.
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Eating to Win

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine human health by completing a sports nutrition worksheet. In this eating habits lesson, students discuss the importance of a balanced diet and proper feeding times when competing in physical activities. Students complete...
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An Athlete Uses Physics to Shatter World Records

For Students 6th - 12th
Have you heard of the Fosbury Flop? It was invented by a college high jumper in and has become the standard technique for high jumpers world wide. Learn the physics of this move and why it is more effective for clearing the bar than the...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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Motor Skills

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students practice motor skills.  In this gross motor skills physical education lesson, students observe the proper way to perform a variety of motor skills modeled by the teacher, then practice these skills using specific equipment set...
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Physical Education Unit Plan: Soccer - Lesson 6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is the sixth in a 10-lesson series on soccer. It takes a look at the role of gender in the sport of soccer. In general, are boys’ sports and girls’ sports equal? Are men’s sports and women’s sports equal? Is there equality in...
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The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
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Hoopla Shuffle: Gross Motor Development

For Teachers K - 3rd
Using cones and large hoops, have your athletes move the hoops around the gym using only their feet. They must do so within various parameters: both feet inside or outside the hoop, one in and one outside it, or twirling it around one...
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Selecting and Effectively Using Hydration for Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How much water does your body lose during exercise? How much should you hydrate during and after exercise? Address the importance of hydration with your young athletes using this informative handout.
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Olympic Athletes and Moments in Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the history of the Olympics and their athletes. In this interviewing skills lesson, students role play the parts of reporters and athletes as they conduct interviews based on research of the Olympic games and athletes.
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Review of Skills as Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children...
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Opening Day Activities - 8th grade

For Teachers 8th
Getting to know each other is very important in any class, but especially in physical education where students are totally interacting, and objects come in to play. Learning to trust and respect each other as a team is vital. Start out...
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Walking & Running

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Here's a fun collection of activities for helping youngsters develop body awareness, walking and running skills, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and adaptive physical education skills such as following directions.
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Athletes of the 20th Century

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research athletes of the 20th Century. In this athlete research lesson, students use the Internet to gather information to write a three paragraph essay. Students will include pictures in their essay.
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Sports Physiology and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If I want to build up my heart, where should I start? Science scholars use statistics in a sports physiology setting during an insightful experiment. Groups measure resting and active heart rates and develop a scatter plot that shows the...
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What Factors Affect Exercise Habits?

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners investigate poor health habits by identifying their own exercise habits.  For this physical education lesson, pupilsdiscuss specific pressures and situations that lead them to make poor exercise decisions at home. They bring a...
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Quick and easy PE games

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students praactice flexibility, endurance and training. They participate in physical education games such as hockey, "GOAL Bats" and basketball skills training.
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The Science of Distance Running

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Don't run from an informative resource. Individuals view a video in the ACS Reactions series that discusses the science of distance running. It explains how energy, oxygen, and water are necessary for running and describes the mechanics...