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Ch 6: Fundamental & Rhythmic Movement

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Use the lessons in this chapter to boost your knowledge of fundamental and rhythmic movement. Get an in-depth look at human kinetics, locomotor and movement skills, kinesiology and much more.

Fundamental & Rhythmic Movement - Chapter Summary

The resources in this chapter are designed to help you better understand the concepts associated with fundamental and rhythmic movement. Review lessons to strengthen your comprehension of physicality, specific skills related to movement and more. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Share details about the fundamental concepts of movement and physicality
  • Identify and discuss the principles of biomechanics and kinesiology as they relate to motor skills and movement patterns
  • Explain the relationship between human kinetics, performance and injury
  • Define locomotor and non-locomotor skills
  • List principles and activities for developing movement skills
  • Discuss influences on the development of rhythmic movement
  • Provide details about categories of rhythmic activities
  • Describe methods for modifying rhythmic activities by developmental level

Getting a good understanding of fundamental and rhythmic movement is made easy by this chapter. Easily navigate lessons at the pace that works for you by reviewing them anytime and in any sequence from your computer or mobile devices. If you want more information about a lesson topic, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our experts. Also, be sure to test your understanding of the topics covered in this chapter by taking short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: Fundamental & Rhythmic Movement
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Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality

1. Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality

What are the fundamental movement skills? Why are they useful? Can movement-based instruction help with other skills? These are some of the ideas we'll be discussing in this lesson.

Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

2. Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

In this lesson, we review how biomechanics and kinesiology relate to both motor skills and movement patterns. We also discuss some of the basic principles of each and how they relate to human movement, the brain, muscles, and the body.

Human Kinetics & Its Relationship to Performance & Injury

3. Human Kinetics & Its Relationship to Performance & Injury

In this lesson, we will examine the role of human kinetics as it relates to both performance and injury. We will explore five major milestones in human kinetics, and we will also discuss the role of stretching and nutrition.

What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

4. What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

We are about to get a move on, literally! This lesson describes the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor skills and explains the vital role each plays in the development of a child's physical abilities.

What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

5. What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

There are three fundamental body movement skills typically taught in elementary physical education. They are locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. This lesson defines and explains non-locomotor skills.

Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

6. Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

In this lesson, we discuss ways to develop movement skills. These include locomotor, non-locomotor, and object control skills, used separately or in combination.

Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement

7. 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.

Categories of Rhythmic Activities

8. Categories of Rhythmic Activities

Rhythmic activities are physical movements combined with beats, song, or other music. Read this lesson to learn more about the history of rhythmic activities, current activities, and how to positively promote the use of rhythmic activities.

Modifying Rhythmic Activities by Developmental Level

9. Modifying Rhythmic Activities by Developmental Level

As PE teachers, it is important for us to keep in mind the various levels and capacities of our students. This lesson discusses what you can do to modify rhythmic activities by students' developmental levels.

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