Do you remember when I reviewed Moving with Actions and Words? This was a physical education curriculum for young children. Today I have one for High School students entitled “Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education”. Put out by Human Kinetics, this is an amazingly detailed book to help high school age youth get the exercise they need, as well as teaching them valuable new skills, setting them up for a healthy adulthood.
So what do you get?
In Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education, you get a 770 page book divided into two main sections.
1. Planning for Student Success in High School.
+ The Importance of Teaching For student Learning
+ Teaching to Standards
+ Meeting the National Standards and Grade-level outcomes in High School
+ Developing an Electives-based program for High School Students
This first section gives you all the nitty-gritty details about why phys ed is important for high school students as well as giving the instructor the needed facts about what the national standards are for each grade level. A challenge is then issue to offer students a choice in what they want to learn, what sport most interests them. This may take some creative thinking on the part of the physical education staff, but where there is a will there is often a way.
2. Lessons Plans for High School Physical Education.
+ Extending Students Skills and Knowledge to outdoor Pursuits
+ Extending Students…. to individual Performance Activities
+ Extending Students…. to Target Games
+ Extending Students…. to Dance and Rhythms
+ Extending Students…. to Fitness Activities
+ Extending Students…. to Designing and Implementing Personal Fitness Plans.
This section breaks down each physical activity into a number of lessons. For instance aquatics takes you through 16 lessons ranging from how to swim, rescue, endurance, aerobics, diving, water polo and more. Each lesson is broken down into parts like fitting a life jacket, swimming underwater etc. Each Lesson as you can see, lists the equipment needed, outcomes, goals etc.
One of the things I very much appreciate is the goal to help high school students internalize what they are learning and finding a sport (or sports) they like and want to take part in whether it be water polo, dance, or fishing.
This is a highly organized and very thorough approach to high school physical education. Each section is well-laid with numerous lessons to help you to teach the sport involved. The sports aren’t all the normal ones that I was expecting like soccer and volleyball, but also included sports such as fly-fishing, rock-climbing and dance. This book is geared to the adult instructor.
Lesson Planning for High School Physical Education: - Meeting the national standards & Grade-level outcomes - 16 modules, 248 lesson plans Shape America Human Kinetics Lynn Courturier MacDonald Robert J. Doan Stevie Chepko Trade paperback, 771 pages exercise, physical education, lessons, planning, high school Reviewed for: Human Kinetics. Where can you find it? Amazon Link.