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   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 3: Physical Education


  • Benefits Are All Around (Authored by Brent Johns.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students explore the potential fitness benefits of various activities and the places in the community that they can experience these benefits.

  • Come Work Out (Authored by Becky West.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students learn how to correctly devise warm-up, conditioning and cool-down techniques. Then they are split into groups and work together to come up with correct techniques for an exercise of their choosing.

  • Feel the Beat! (Authored by Wes Landen.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students will explore the benefits and work towards maintaing a target heart rate by using an aerobic activity. Students will construct a bar graph of their own heart rates after four, three-minute runs. The construction of their graphs will provide them the opportunity to calculate, record, and analyze their own ability to maintain a target heart rate during aerobic exercise. A study guide and example rubric are given for the lesson.

  • Help! Help! Someone Is Hurt! (Authored by Rebecca Weston.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This lesson is designed to teach students a programmed response to any emergency situation that they may encounter during physical education classes without pandemonium breaking out.

  • Home Sweet Home (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students create and implement a schedule of activities designed to help their parents improve their physical conditions.

  • In the Presence of Oxygen (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Working in groups, students design a poster depicting aerobic and anaerobic exercises or activities. Posters are set up at stations for students to examine and determine which activities are aerobic and which are anaerobic.

  • It Is All in the Call (Authored by Brent Johns.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students have an opportunity to show mastery of square dance skills by calling a square dance of their own in a non-threatening environment.

  • It Is the Little Things that Count (Authored by Brent Johns.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students participate in warm-up, cool-down, and hydration activities while learning the reasons these techniques are important for physical health, especially in Florida's humid climate.

  • It Takes Two (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Through research and experimentation, students examine various exercises in order to analyze and distinguish between exercises designed to increase muscular strength and those designed to improve muscular endurance.

  • Mechanics Arenít Just for Cars (Authored by Brent Johns.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This lesson allows students to understand why throwing the proper way is important. The principles of levers and rotation are taught. Students also learn to check other students as they throw.

  • More or Less (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students create a workout program that concentrates on aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises. They demonstrate exercises to their peers and participate in their individualized fitness program for six weeks, tracking their progress in their journals.

  • Offensive and Defensive Strategies (Authored by Rebecca West.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students will understand what offensive and defensive strategies are and will develop their own offensive and defensive strategies in soccer.

  • Port Hole (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: In this outdoor activity, students work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity. The students also display physical and mental strengths.

  • Sports for All (Authored by Brent Johns.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students experience what it is like for students with special needs to participate in sports. They learn to make modifications for students with special needs.

  • Take the Challenge (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students create a program that will improve their overall fitness levels. They keep daily records in personal journals of all exercise and physical activities, as well as their personal thoughts and reflections on their progress toward their goals.

  • Up and Down (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students participate in a variety of aerobic exercises placed at different stations and calculate their recovery heart rate after each exercise.

  • We Tumble Together (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: While working in cooperative groups, students create, practice, and perform a tumbling routine to music.

  • What Goes in Must Come Out (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students devise a plan for modifying caloric intake and energy expenditure. Each week, they track information and record it in their journals. They use feedback to adjust their plans and then assess their progress.

  • What's Up, Doc? (Authored by Kathy Kelly.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students create and then participate in a fitness program designed to improve their cardiovascular fitness. Students document the benefits of participation in the fitness program in their journals.

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