Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development

Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development
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  • 0:04 Curriculum Development
  • 0:56 Opportunity & Participation
  • 1:23 Geared Toward Development
  • 2:36 Skills to Teach
  • 3:31 Assessment
  • 5:14 Lesson Summary
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Instructor: Christopher Sailus

Chris has an M.A. in history and taught university and high school history.

In this lesson, we focus on the key principles to keep in mind when developing a physical education curriculum, including ensuring you design appropriate activities for your class.

Curriculum Development

Physical education classes can, at times, seem like kids running around willy-nilly, throwing balls, and running in circles. But, if taught correctly, it's so much more. Physical education provides a physical development component of a student's education to accompany their academic work. Physical education is an important part of any school curriculum. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to develop a good class curriculum that fosters student development and some activities that can be included.

Physical education is widely recognized as an integral part of every student's education, not only so they can develop motor and physical skills, but to encourage them to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Because the units and activities you choose to include in your curriculum will likely depend on grade and skill level, this lesson will lay out a few important principles to keep in mind. Let's go through these principles one at a time now.

Opportunity & Participation

The physical activities you choose to use in your curriculum should be appropriate for the age and skill level of your class. Ensuring you have these appropriate activities for your class fosters maximum participation. After all, you want to make sure your students are encouraged to participate and emboldened to try and excel. Choosing a game with arcane rules or skills, which they can't easily master at their level, will discourage participation.

Geared Toward Development

Once you've accurately assessed the skill level of your classroom, it's important to ensure that the curriculum you sculpt for your students has their development in mind. Simply playing basketball over and over again in a class composed primarily of members of the basketball team may be fun to watch, but it doesn't do much to develop those students' other physical skills.

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