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Ch 6: Physical Education Lesson Structure & Planning

About This Chapter

This chapter goes over a variety of methods related to physical education lesson structure and planning. It aims to add weight to your teaching tool belt by fleshing out ideas for activities and showing you how to make them most beneficial for students.

Physical Education Lesson Structure & Planning - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes lessons touching on a diverse group of activities that are useful for physical education lesson planning while discussing related teaching strategies. You'll learn about topics such as exposing students to outdoor activities, combative activities, and promoting social development in P.E., as well as all of the following:

  • Teaching motor learning concepts
  • Approaches to teaching dual & team spots
  • Modifying dual and team sports to engage all levels
  • Adventure activities
  • Unconventional sports and activities
  • Cooperative and group games and challenges
  • Maximizing student interest in P.E.
  • Inclusion, etiquette, and fair play in P.E.
  • Analyzing lesson plans for P.E.

You can test your understanding of the content topic-by-topic with the practice quizzes accompanying each lesson. These quizzes will direct you back to the related portion of the lesson should you answer a question incorrectly, and they can also be printed as worksheets if you're getting tired of the computer.

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Physical Education Lesson Structure & Planning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Methods for Teaching Physical Education Lessons

1. Methods for Teaching Physical Education Lessons

Do you recall the sometimes fun and other times exasperating days of physical education class? In this lesson, we discuss various methods for teaching physical education lessons.

Teaching Motor Learning Concepts in Physical Education

2. Teaching Motor Learning Concepts in Physical Education

As a physical education teacher, you have the opportunity to really help your students learn to use their bodies. This lesson discusses what it means to teach concepts of motor learning in the context of a physical education class.

Teaching Strategies for Dual & Team Sports

3. Teaching Strategies for Dual & Team Sports

In this lesson, we review teaching strategies for both dual and team sports. We discuss not only the physical aspects, but also the mental side of these sports. We also discuss critical elements in teaching sports and tactics that are employed to achieve these strategies.

Modifying Dual & Team Sports for All Levels

4. Modifying Dual & Team Sports for All Levels

In this lesson, we discuss how to modify dual and teams sports, which allows for students of all levels and physical abilities to participate in the action and helps to keep the children safe from injuries as well.

How to Expose Students to Outdoor Activities

5. How to Expose Students to Outdoor Activities

Outdoor recreation and activities offer a unique learning environment for students to learn about themselves and to form stronger social ties with their classmates. This lesson goes over methods to introduce children to these activities.

Adventure Activities: Planning & Safety

6. 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.

Nontraditional Sports & Activities: Uses & Examples

7. Nontraditional Sports & Activities: Uses & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss nontraditional sports and activities. We will learn how these activities promote the ever so important seven principles of collaboration, communication, cooperation, critical thinking, decision making, leadership, and problem solving among participants. We will discuss the king of the nontraditional sports, the X Games, as well.

Cooperative Games & Group Challenges

8. 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.

Combative Activities: Planning & Safety

9. Combative Activities: Planning & Safety

In this lesson, we discuss several combative activities, along with potential dangers, and why it is so important that practitioners of these sports follow critical safety practices.

How to Maximize Student Engagement in Physical Activity

10. How to Maximize Student Engagement in Physical Activity

In this lesson, we discuss how to best maximize student engagement in various physical activities, including nontraditional games, with an emphasis on inclusion for all students.

Promoting Social Development in Physical Education Class

11. Promoting Social Development in Physical Education Class

As a gym teacher, you are responsible for more than your students' physical and motor development. This lesson focuses on what you can do to support your students' growth as social beings with confidence and strong interpersonal skills.

Physical Education Class: Inclusion, Etiquette & Fair Play

12. Physical Education Class: Inclusion, Etiquette & Fair Play

In this lesson we discuss the concepts of etiquette, fair play, and inclusion in physical education class. This also includes the students respect for others along with showing consideration and sportsmanship.

Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

13. 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.

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