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   Lesson Plans - 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.

  • Bouncing Balloon Volley (Authored by Rhonda Gibbons.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn to volley, consistently striking a balloon with their hands using a two-handed underhand pattern, proper stance and an appropriate amount of force in order to keep the balloon in their self-space.

  • Christmas Shoppers (Authored by anne brandon.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Children use a parachute and shopping bags to play a Christmas shopping game.

  • 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.

  • Does Your Fitness Compute? (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Health, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students chart and analyze baseline data pertaining to improving and maintaining fitness levels.

  • Exercise for Health (Authored by Joe Walker.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students chart and analyze data on a physical fitness chart pertaining to assessment, improvement and maintaining cardiovascular fitness.

  • Exercise for Life (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students produce a video that demonstrates health risk factors and how the controllable health risk factors can be reduced through regular exercise.

  • 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.

  • Game Creator Extraordinaire (Authored by Michele Rivera.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
    Description: This activity is a way to have students work together in groups to invent new and creative games. Students also get the opportunity to teach others the games they created.

  • Get Hungry for Cooperation (Authored by Shelia Ray.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students, through music, movement, and literature, are taught the meaning and value of cooperation.

  • Get In Shape: Exercise Daily (Authored by Stafford Nairn Jr..)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
    Description: The students begin the lesson with four exercises. Next, the students rest for a few minutes and then run one lap around the physical education field. After resting, students will complete the lesson with a four minute aerobic dance.

  • Get Off the Couch and Get Busy (Authored by Robert Blair.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
    Description: Students will perform at 5 fitness stations a day for a week. Each fitness station will be based on a benefit of vigorous physical activity.

  • Heart Throbs (Authored by Laurie Ayers.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Mathematics, Physical Education (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
    Description: Students predict what might happen to their pulse rates after physical exertion and then make conclusions about the effects of physical activity on pulse rates.

  • 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.

  • It's Play Time (Authored by Thomas Martin.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: During this outdoor activity, students attempt to focus on several objects which causes them to move in different directions.

  • Jump for Joy (Authored by Rhonda Gibbons.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: Students learn the basic skills necessary to jump and land correctly to the rhythm of clapping or music.

  • Listen, Look, and Move! (Authored by Michele Dawn Manieri.)

  • Subject(s): Music, Physical Education (Kindergarten - Grade 2)
    Description: This lesson presents a personalized, interactive socialization song-game in which students sing and move to a familiar melody.

  • Maintain Your Gain (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop an individual wellness plan that addresses flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, body composition, and muscular endurance. They monitor their progress and make any necessary adjustments in order to reach their goal.

  • 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.

  • Nutritionist for Hire (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Health, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students devise a healthy dietary plan.

  • 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.

  • Physical Activity Can Reduce Your Stress (Authored by Vivian Lett.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson helps students identify stressors in their day-to-day lives and how physical activity helps to reduce perceived levels of stress.

  • 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.

  • Ship Ahoy! (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop a schedule of fitness activities to meet the needs of a diverse group of people with a wide range of ages, physical abilities, and fitness levels.

  • 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.

  • Tennis, Anyone? (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop various drills to enhance tennis skills. Students practice the drills and use self-assessment.

  • Tyndall Thunderbirds Play (Authored by Amanda Cannon.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 3 - Grade 5)
    Description: Students design and perform games that allow for group discussion and participation.

  • 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.

  • When One Beat Is Better Than Two (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create an individualized wellness plan that addresses these controllable health risk factors: - obesity - high cholesterol level - high blood pressure - inactivity

  • Where Are the Boundaries? (Authored by Mark Gough.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education, ESE - IF, ESE - IF, ESE - IF (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is an activity-based way to introduce the concept of boundaries. The students participate in short discussions and play games that allow them to explore the importance of boundaries and be active at the same time.

  • Who's on First? (Authored by Faye King.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students experience playing different positions in the outfield and learn the position numbers.

  • Your Behavior Determines Your Success (Authored by Daniel Shaw.)

  • Subject(s): Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will go on a challenge course to learn how individual behavior affects individual and group goals. Objectives and guidelines will be given for the activity (rappel-tower). Hold a group discussion afterward on behaviors vs. outcomes.

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