Ch 12: AEPA Phys Ed: Sports & Recreational Activities

About This Chapter

This chapter helps you review ways to make exercise fun and exciting with sports and recreational activities. You'll find lessons and quizzes that prepare you for related questions the AEPA Physical Education exam.

AEPA Phys Ed: Sports & Recreational Activities - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to prepare for sports and recreational activities questions on the AEPA Phys Ed test. You'll look at topics such as developing sports and game curriculum at the elementary level, identifying age-appropriate sports activities, games, group and adventure activities, lifelong sports skills, organizing recreation activities and fundamental movements in sports. You'll also look at specific techniques and skills for the following:

  • Dance and rhythmic movement
  • Gymnastics
  • Track and field
  • Swimming
  • Racquet sports
  • Volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and football

You can go through the lessons at your own pace, taking as much or as little time as you need. Test your understanding of lesson topics with our brief self-assessment quizzes. If you need help with any of the lesson topics, our instructors are standing by to answer questions.

AEPA Physical Ed: Sports & Recreational Activities - Chapter Objectives

Topics found within this Sports and Recreational Activities chapter will be included in the Movement Activities content domain of the AEPA Physical Education exam, which makes up 25% of the entire test. Our quiz questions help you practice answering questions in the same multiple-choice format as the exam.

19 Lessons in Chapter 12: AEPA Phys Ed: Sports & Recreational Activities
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Developing Sport & Game Skills in an Elementary Program

1. Developing Sport & Game Skills in an Elementary Program

In this lesson, we discuss ways to develop both game and sports skills in an elementary school program, including advice on equipment and safety practices.

Developing Lifelong Sports Skills

2. Developing Lifelong Sports Skills

You want to encourage students to develop sports skills that will last them a lifetime. What are the principles, techniques and organizational strategies that will help you do that? This lesson fills you in and gives you some ideas to promote lifelong sports skills.

Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement

3. Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement

If you are trying to incorporate more rhythmic movement activities into your PE instruction, you may be interested in what influences development of this movement in students. This lesson discusses some of the factors.

Developing Creative Movement & Dance Skills

4. Developing Creative Movement & Dance Skills

In this lesson we discuss ways to develop creative movements and dance skills. We also elaborate on the nascent field of dance therapy and some systems used to improve these abilities. We also touch on safety practices to follow.

How to Develop Gymnastics Skills

5. How to Develop Gymnastics Skills

In this lesson we examine different ways to develop both women's and men's gymnastic skills. We will also discuss the crucial role diet and nutrition play in attaining these said skills.

Track & Field Skills & Techniques

6. Track & Field Skills & Techniques

This lesson will review many of the techniques used in the track and field world to improve athletic performance. The techniques include ways to enhance breathing, sleep, and mental toughness. The lesson also includes physical training methods.

Swimming Skills & Biomechanics

7. Swimming Skills & Biomechanics

Whether you are new to swimming or have a lot of experience, there is always something else to learn about the sport. This lesson contains progressions for beginning through intermediate skill levels for both sports.

Developing Racquet Sport Skills

8. Developing Racquet Sport Skills

In this lesson we review skills, techniques, equipment, activities, and safety practices for developing racquet sport skills. Racquet sports include six major games, which are badminton, pickleball, racquetball, squash, table tennis, and tennis.

Volleyball Skills

9. Volleyball Skills

You may have played volleyball at the last church social, but if you want to be more competitive at the sport you will need to learn and practice the five basic volleyball shots. This lesson describes the shots you will need to know to be the king of the court.

Basketball Skills, Activities & Safety

10. Basketball Skills, Activities & Safety

Who hasn't been impressed by basketball greats like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird? In this lesson, we'll define the different offensive and defensive basketball skills and highlight activities to improve them, as well as review safety practices. We'll also delve into the mental side of the sport.

Basic Soccer Skills

11. Basic Soccer Skills

Successful soccer players must master a number of basic skills, including dribbling, kicking, and trapping the ball. In this lesson, you'll learn how to effectively control and move a soccer ball around the field, as well as the techniques involved in defending the goal.

How to Develop Football Skills

12. How to Develop Football Skills

In this lesson we encompass the various methods for developing football skills. We also discuss the ever-changing role of injury and concussion prevention that is occurring along with an overview of crucial nutrition.

Basic Softball Skills

13. Basic Softball Skills

First time playing softball? Don't really know what you've gotten yourself into? No worries! This lesson describes the basic skills you will need to play the game.

Organizing Sports & Recreational Activities

14. Organizing Sports & Recreational Activities

In this lesson we discuss how to organize sports and recreational activities. We review older and newer methods for achieving success in these goals. We also review rules, etiquette, equipment, and safety practices.

Identifying Level-Appropriate Sports & Recreational Activities

15. Identifying Level-Appropriate Sports & Recreational Activities

In this lesson, we'll discuss some sports and recreational activities that are appropriate for different ages, different purposes, and also for varying developmental levels.

Cooperative Games & Group Challenges

16. Cooperative Games & Group Challenges

Learn how to set up cooperative games and activities in a way that sets you and your group up for success. This lesson covers rules, safety practices, equipment, and more.

Adventure Activities: Planning & Safety

17. Adventure Activities: Planning & Safety

In this lesson, you will review how to plan an adventure activity and prepare for safety. You will learn about the necessary equipment to take along on your adventure. We will also discuss the issues of permits and insurance, and you will learn about crucial first aid tips.

Basic Baseball Rules

18. Basic Baseball Rules

Baseball is a very popular sport, but it can seem very complicated upon first look. Read this lesson to discover some of the basic rules for the great sport of baseball.

Baseball Hall of Fame: History, Players & Location

19. Baseball Hall of Fame: History, Players & Location

Located in idyllic Cooperstown, NY, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors on June 12, 1939, with the induction of five iconic players. It has since seen hundreds more inductees and millions of visitors. Let's explore the Hall, its history, and location.

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