Movement skills give students the foundation for leading physically active, healthy lives. This book offers a perfect balance of knowledge base, pedagogy, and curriculum content—delivered with practical learning tools and activities—so you can help your students develop movement skills that foster healthful habits.
This theoretically sound resource has the following features:
- A movement education tree with roots for the four basic movement concepts (body, space, effort, relationship)
- A flip ’n’ fold listing of the four main concepts and their subcategories and elements, which you can easily store in your pocket or on a clipboard when teaching
- A wealth of developmentally appropriate and fun movement education activities with which you can teach the fundamentals of movement education
- Engaging KinetiKidz characters that demonstrate technically correct form for 121 movement elements and that help children move more, feel good, and think better
In section 1
, authors Karen Weiller Abels and Jennifer Bridges introduce you to the history and philosophy of movement education and guide you through the movement education framework that you can use in your teaching. You explore how to teach movement skills and are supplied with fresh and creative ideas to incorporate movement teaching into your classes.
In section 2, part I
, you move from learning about movement education to incorporating it into your classes. Here, you learn how to teach the four basic movement concepts and their related elements through 166 activities in the four concept areas. Section 2, part II
supplies 6 educational games lesson plans, 6 educational gymnastics lesson plans, and 5 educational dance lesson plans.
Teaching Movement Education
offers a complete framework to help your students build their movement skills and, in the process, enjoy being active throughout their lives.
Table of Contents
Activity and Lesson Finder
Section 1: Introduction to Movement Education
History and Philosophy of Movement Education
Movement Education Framework Content
Developmentally Appropriate Teaching and Assessment
Foundation for an Active Lifestyle
Innovative Teaching Ideas for Movement Education
Activity Analysis: Application to the Movement Education Framework
Section 2: Teaching Movement Education
Part I: Movement Concept Activities
Part II: Core Content Area Lessons
Teaching Educational Games
Teaching Educational Gymnastics
Teaching Educational Dance
Appendix A: The Flip ’n’ Fold
Appendix B: Resources for Teaching the Movement Education Framework
Glossary of Movement Education Terms
Glosario en Español de Terminología Educativa de Movimiento
About the Authors
Activity and lesson plan book for elementary physical education
teachers. Text and reference for classroom elementary teachers and
candidates, PETE candidates, and movement education courses. Reference
for PE administrators.