Movement and Activity

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    Motor Skills
    Demonstrate a selected group of dance steps to the waltz/foxtrot.• Videotaping a performance of selected dance steps
    Perform a variety of balance poses in yoga (e.g., forearm handstand)• Striking a variety of balance and strength poses, making corrections as necessary
    Demonstrate a number of steps and turns to music or rhythm accompaniment.• Execution of dance components in correct rhythm to selected music

    SUGGESTED ASSESSMENTS

    • Rubric for dance step performance
    • Teacher evaluation of techniques in balance and strength poses
    • Teacher observation
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    Motor Skills
    Demonstrate several skills in tumbling before explaining biomechanical principles that govern the movement.• Tumbling activitiesw Personal plan for improve ment in a movement activity, setting goals and charting progress for one semester
    Design a long-term plan for self-improvement in a movement activity.• Couples performing selected dance components
    Use internal and external information to modify movement during performance.

    SUGGESTED ASSESSMENTS

    • Presentation to classmates describing how tumbling movements can be applied to other sports related activities
    • Self-evaluation of progress toward specified goals
    • Student rubric to evaluate two couples performing
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    Motor Skills
    Participate regularly in physical activities that contribute to the attainment of and maintenance of personal physical activity goals.• One week log and pie chart of daily routine pertaining to physical activity
    Willingly participate in games, sports, dance, outdoor pursuits, and other physical activities that contribute to the attainment of personal goals and the maintenance of wellness.• Community *activities (e.g., creative dance, square dance club), setting up post activity goals
    Identify the effects of age, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and culture upon physical activity preferences and participation.• Research on ethnic dances from selected countries, teaching a dance to peers

    *See list of “outside of school” activities in appendix

    SUGGESTED ASSESSMENTS

    • Log/diary comparison to the minimum of twenty minutes of vigorous activity three days per week
    • Assessment of progress, making adjustments after conferring with instructor
    • Evaluation by classmates of ethnic dance taught based on enjoyment and aerobic activity
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    Motor Skills
    Maintain appropriate levels of cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition necessary for a healthful lifestyle.• Pulse monitoring before, during, or one minute after a jump rope activity, charting data over a three week period
    Understand health benefits of movement activities (e.g., dance, rope jumping).• Research paper on the health benefits of a movement activity

    SUGGESTED ASSESSMENTS

    • Data evaluation to determine fitness improvement
    • Teacher evaluation
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    Personal and Social Skills
    Set team goals for activity and work toward achievement.• Teacher feedback and suggestions to help student achieve goals
    Encourage others to apply appropriate etiquette in movement activity settings.• Evaluation of the activity space for possible restrictions and injury hazards
    Create a safe environment for own skill practice, including the safety of others.• Researching and learning a local Native dance
    Display a willingness to experiment with movement activity of other cultures.• Group activity choosing a physical disability and modifying a movement activity to accommodate this disability
    Develop strategies for including persons of diverse background and abilities in movement activities.• Participation in an activity, following proper game etiquette and showing respect for others
    Develop respect for individual similarities and differences through interaction among participants in physical activity.

    SUGGESTED ASSESSMENTS

    • Self-evaluation of behavior during a physical activity related to goal
    • Teacher and student evaluation of modifications of appropriate behavior
    • Evaluation of performance related to the importance of the dance in their culture by a Native elder
    • Rubric to identify appropriate/inappropriate behaviors
    • “Behavior rubric” to assess fellow classmates
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    Motor Skills
    • Promotional brochure /presentation /advertisement /video to encourage other students to begin an activity
    Understand the fitness value of recreational activity.• Interscholastic club activity
    • Involvement in physical education class with goal of activity becoming a lifetime activity

    SUGGESTED ASSESSMENTS

    • Student evaluation of brochure

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