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Foot Skills
(Primary K-2)

This module introduces children to the foot skills and movement concepts most often associated with the sport of soccer. Foot dribbling, kicking, passing, and receiving (trapping) are the primary skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents Complete Module Packet: [PDF Only] [...]

Basketball Skills
(Intermediate 3-5)

This module builds on the skills introduced in the Primary Ball Handling and Dribbling Skills module through skill-specific basketball lead up games. Dribbling, passing, and shooting in dynamic practice environments are the primary skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents Complete Module [...]

Soccer Skills
(Intermediate 3-5)

This module builds on the skills introduced in Primary Foot Skills module through skill-specific soccer lead up games. Ball control with the feet as well as dribbling, passing, and kicking in combination are the primary skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents [...]

Fitness Knowledge
(Intermediate 3-5)

This module includes content and activities that are designed to develop and reinforce all of the SHAPE America Grade-Level Outcomes associated with National Standard 3. In order to address each outcome, it’s important that teachers and students utilize the included Fitness Portfolio. The suggested Module Block Plan can be followed exactly or used as a [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:39+00:00 February 4th, 2015|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|Comments Off on Fitness Knowledge
(Intermediate 3-5)

Personal & Social Responsibility (Intermediate 3-5)

This module includes activities that are designed to develop and reinforce several personal and social skills associated with responsible behavior. Safety, cooperation, interpersonal behavior, receiving and providing feedback, praising and accepting others, as well as following the etiquette of activity settings are the main skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also [...]

Ball Handling & Dribbling Skills
(Primary K-2)

This module introduces children to ball handling skills and movement concepts most often associated with the sport of basketball. Hand dribbling, passing, and receiving (catching) are the primary skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Note: there are no outcomes for 2-handed passing associated with basketball. [...]

Locomotor and Manipulative Skills
(Primary K-2)

This module includes activities that are designed to develop and reinforce several locomotor and manipulative skills. All of the basic locomotor skills, static and dynamic balancing, as well as underhand tossing, rolling, and catching are addressed. Other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents Complete module packet: [PDF Only] Module Overview: [PDF, [...]

Personal & Social Responsibility
(Primary K-2)

This module includes activities that are designed to develop and reinforce several personal and social skills associated with responsible behavior. Safety, working independently, following directions and rules, as well as sharing space and equipment are the primary skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. [...]

Acceptance, Activity & Academic Rigor

Looking for a mid-Winter challenge? Let’s target Outcome E4.4b from Standard 4: “Accepts players of all skill levels into the physical activity.” For many physical educators and PE advocates, this outcome falls right into our wheelhouse. We love to talk about how physical education builds character and teaches cooperation and acceptance. However, many of us [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:41+00:00 January 28th, 2015|OPEN Blog|0 Comments

Invisible Dumbbells and Muscular Endurance for Children

I’ve been working with National Physical Education Standard 3 over the past few weeks, looking for ways to help elementary students meet the various grade level outcomes for Fitness Knowledge. When in doubt, begin with the outcomes. Actually, always begin with the outcomes. Anyway, I wanted to create an activity that would accomplish the following: [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:41+00:00 January 20th, 2015|OPEN Blog|2 Comments