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On The Sidelines Non Participation In PE Worksheet

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students complete a worksheet if they are unable to participate in gym activities. Individually, they are given an assessment sheet and a writing utensil to complete the assignment. To end the activity, they review their answers with an...
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Winter Wonderland

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Learners brainstorm a list of the activities they can participate in during the winter months. In groups, they rotate between stations in which they can practice or try the different winter sports. To end the lesson, they can play the...
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Basketball: Purposeful and Fun Fitness Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Studnets practice basketball skills. They combine cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and strength fitness activities with skill practice and review of previously learned skills in the fitness development part of a basketball lesson.
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8th Grade Special Needs P.E. Project

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders without a disability are encouraged to gain a new perspective about what it is like to have a physical disability. They experience various examples (blindfolding, soundproof ear protection, wheelchair, etc.) to begin to...
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50's Dance Day

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students observe and demonstrate a variety of dances from the 1950's. In class they practice The Swing, Bunny Hop, Stroll, and The Twist, then participate in a Fifties Dance Day party. Students dress up for the dance and participate in...
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Bowling Field Trip

For Teachers K - 8th
Students are introduced to the game and rules of bowling. As a class, they take a field trip to a bowling lane center in which they practice their bowling technique. They also calculate their own scores and discuss how they could improve.
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Fitness Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in a year-long physical fitness challenge. They record their weekly physical activities which occur outside of the normal school day. To be included the activity must be 30 minutes or more in duration, must raise...
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Fitness Day

For Teachers K - 8th
Students in grades K-8 participate in a school wide fitness day. On this day all students and staff walk for 20 minutes or one mile around cones placed around the playground. Drawings, a balloon release and other activities surround...
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Internet Research in Physical Education

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners take an active role for their own exploration. They are given the tools that enable them to find information about a specific topic on their own. Students choose from the different units that they have studied at the time:...
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Best Practices

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are encouraged to do their best on the mile run portion of the fitness test. They also gain knowledge about fitness in other academic areas of the school too. In science, the class records resting pulse rates, in math, charts...
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Physical Education Demonstration Program

For Teachers K - 8th
Students demonstrate what they have learned in physical education class. In groups, they perform the different activities in front of teachers and parents. To end the lesson, they practice their creative movements and dance to specific...
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Sports Shorts

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars put their writing on the World Wide Web. They write brief articles of 100 words or more on PE and sports related topics which are then put on the Internet on the Sports Shorts Webzine. They create sports related...
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Promotion of Physical Activity (Bumper Sticker Project for Portfolio)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the importance of physical activity throughout their lives. Individually, they create their own bumper sticker making one statement about being physically active. To end the lesson, they put them into their portfolios.
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Archery Plinko

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students improve shooting skill and accuracy while playing a unique archery game. They play a game that resembles "Plinko" from the game show The Price is Right. Students shoot their predetermined number of arrows into the target butt...
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Basketball Lay-up

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners practice making lay-ups. They practicipate in the basketball lay up shot. Students are given an assesment sheet where there is a rubic that is used. They are each given five chances to perform each task.
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Sportmanship

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students self assess themselves on their sportmanship. They are given the rubic sheet on sportmanship. Students circle the comment for each area of sportsmanship that best describes them. They are asked if they follow the rules of the...