Ch 2: Physical Education Curriculum Development

About This Chapter

Bring to mind your memories about physical education curriculum development with the lessons from this chapter. Get a better grasp on the related techniques, terminology, and theories by reading through the lesson materials.

Physical Education Curriculum Development - Chapter Summary

If you need to brush up on the finer points of physical education curriculum development, take a closer look at this chapter. Each lesson elaborates on key concepts, including the NASPE Standards, level-appropriate recreational and sports activities, and P.E. program resource allocation. By completing this chapter, you will have also reviewed the following:

  • Physical education curriculum models and activities
  • Developing curriculum and the planning process
  • P.E. lesson plan analyzation
  • Incorporating student goals and government standards
  • Program design to address state and national standards
  • Creating programs for diverse students from all age groups
  • Reviewing P.E. instructional materials
  • Subject matter and integrated curriculum design
  • Multiple subject integration

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14 Lessons in Chapter 2: Physical Education Curriculum Development
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Curriculum Planning Process & Development

1. Curriculum Planning Process & Development

Curriculum planning and development is a challenging but important process. If teachers use standards to write annual, unit, and lesson plans, they will ensure that their students are exposed to all necessary material in a given school year.

Curriculum Models in Physical Education

2. Curriculum Models in Physical Education

Not all gym classes are the same! In this lesson, we'll look at three different curriculum models used in physical education classes: sport education, fitness education, and movement education.

Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

3. Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

Teachers need to keep several aspects in mind when designing lessons, like skill level and purpose. This lesson describes necessary components of physical education lesson plans and details what aspects to include.

The NASPE Standards

4. The NASPE Standards

In this lesson, you will learn about the NASPE standards and how they are applied in grades K-12. You will also gain an understanding of how these standards help prepare kids for participation in physical activity throughout their lives.

Designing Instruction Around Government Standards & Student Goals

5. Designing Instruction Around Government Standards & Student Goals

In education, there is a large emphasis placed on standards for education and ensuring that students can meet those standards. This lesson will explain how you can design your instruction around those standards using learning objectives and student goals.

Designing PE Programs Based on National & State Standards

6. Designing PE Programs Based on National & State Standards

This lesson will teach you how to design effective standardized physical education programs. It'll guide you through the process of backwards planning and evaluating to create the depth and order of the content.

Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development

7. Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development

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.

Identifying Level-Appropriate Sports & Recreational Activities

8. 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.

Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

9. Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

Physical education is an important aspect of a child's coordination and development, and it helps students engage in exercise. Use this lesson to understand how to tailor activities to each child's developmental level.

Accommodating Diverse Students in Physical Education Class

10. Accommodating Diverse Students in Physical Education Class

You're going to learn how methods of instruction, activities, rules, and equipment can be altered in order to accommodate students of different cultures, languages, and physical abilities in this lesson.

Instructional Materials for Physical Education Programs

11. Instructional Materials for Physical Education Programs

Determining the right materials to choose for use in a PE program can make a big difference in the program's efficacy. This lesson discusses strategies you can use to select strong instructional materials.

Integrated Curriculum: Physical Education Subject Matter

12. Integrated Curriculum: Physical Education Subject Matter

In this lesson, we will discuss ways to integrate curriculum from other subject areas into physical education. We will at look ways to enhance classroom concepts through P.E. activities.

How to Integrate Knowledge & Skills From Multiple Subjects in Physical Education

13. How to Integrate Knowledge & Skills From Multiple Subjects in Physical Education

In this lesson, we will learn some specific ways that teachers can integrate other content areas, specifically English language arts and mathematics, into physical education instruction.

How to Allocate & Manage Resources in P.E. Programs

14. How to Allocate & Manage Resources in P.E. Programs

As a PE teacher, you have many different materials and human resources to think about and manage. This lesson discusses some of the concepts and strategies you can use to help yourself allocate and manage these resources.

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