Chris has an M.A. in history and taught university and high school history.
After this lesson, students will be able to:
- Explain and recognize different archery bows
- Demonstrate the proper stance for an archer
- Set up a regulation archery match
- Pictures of three different types of bows (if possible, a physical example of each)
- Printed Olympic-style archery targets
- Sticky putty, suction darts or some other object, which will stick to the wall without causing damage when thrown
At the conclusion of this lesson, students should be able to identify and define the following vocabulary terms:
- Compound bow
- Recurve bow
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
Precisely follow a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, as well as attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
- Before class, print photos of the three different types of bows and tape them on the board. Also, print out as many of the Olympic-style archery targets you will need for the activity (i.e., ½ of the total number of students in your class).
- If you were able to acquire physical bows, either hang each one on the wall or hold it up as the class reads about each type. After reading the first section, you can invite your class to come up and see each bow up close.
- Have students read the lesson Archer: Skills, Rules & Techniques.
- Stop students when they reach the 'Skills & Techniques' heading.
- Have students stand up next to their desks. Explain that you will read the next section and each student is to practice the stance and technique using an imaginary bow.
- Read each bullet under the heading out loud to the entire class.
- As you read each bullet, make sure students are demonstrating the stance or technique you read.
- If students are having difficulty, take time in between reading each bullet to help students and make sure each student has each step right.
- Once you've completed the last bullet, have students sit back in their chairs.
- Have students read the rest of the lesson.
- Have students take the quiz.
- Explain to your students they will participate in their very own Olympic-style archery contest.
- Break students into pairs. Explain that this will be their first matchup.
- If you have an odd number of students in any round, it may be necessary to give one student a 'bye' to the next round if all other students are already paired. If so, randomly assign a bye to one student using the random number generator function on a calculator or any other fair method you can devise.
- Pass out one target and whatever material or dart you choose as the projectile, and instruct each student pair to find a spot on the wall.
- Have one student take five big steps from wherever they place their target and place a piece of masking tape on the ground. This is the line the pair must throw behind.
- Explain that there will only be one round of throwing per match, as opposed to the multiple rounds in an Olympic contest. Have one student throw the projectile six times, with the other student keeping track of their score, scoring as per the rules dictated in the lesson.
- Once complete, the other student should throw six times. Whichever of the two students accumulates the most points over their six throws is declared the winner of the matchup and moves on to the next round.
- Continue pairing and eliminating students, giving byes when necessary, until you have a class champion. Award the champion an extra credit point on the extension assignment.
- As homework, have students choose a collegiate, national, or international archery contest. Instruct students to do research on the contest and formulate a short report. Reports should include the type of bow used, the organization with which the contest is associated, and any other interesting or pertinent facts.
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