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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

 Curriculum

Physical Education - Grade 2

 

 

 

The Sangamon Elementary School physical education program provides the fundamental movement and motor skills, as well as essential knowledge that students will need to be successful in middle school and high school physical education classes.  The emphasis is on the development of fundamental locomotor, nonlocomotor and manipulative skills through the content areas of games, dance and educational gymnastics.  The movement framework (i.e., body, space, effort and relationship), basic biomechanical and motor learning principles and elementary game tactics are also part of the content for elementary school students.  Students will practice the fundamental locomotor, nonlocomotor and manipulative skills in a variety of age-appropriate activities.  All students use a variety of age-appropriate equipment so that they have multiple opportunities to practice skills.  As skill level develops, students begin to understand the relationship between correct technique and practice.

 

Spatial Awareness

 

The learner will be able to learn the concepts of space awareness and be able to demonstrate them including location (self-space, general space), direction (up and down, forward-backward-sideways, left-right, clockwise/counter clockwise), levels (high, medium, low), and pathways (straight, curved, zigzag).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand and recognize the following terms listed in #1.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to review placing different body parts into high, middle and low levels.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to travel, in different ways, in a large group without bumping into others or falling.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to review travel, in forward and sideways directions, and change direction quickly in response to a signal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to perform above movement activities in a controlled manner.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to successfully carry over spatial awareness concepts into various games and activities.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to combine shapes, levels, and pathways into simple sequences.

 

  

 

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Effort Qualities

 

The learner will be able to learn the following concepts of effort and be able to demonstrate them: time (fast and slow), and force (strong and light).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand and recognize the terms listed in #1.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to perform the above movement activities in a controlled manner.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to demonstrate clear contrasts between slow and fast speeds while moving.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to successfully carry over effort qualities into various games and activities.

 

  

 

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Relationships

 

The learner will be able to learn the following concepts of relationships and be able to demonstrate them: body parts (round, narrow, wide, twisted, symmetrical/nonsymmetrical) and objects and/or people (over/under, on/off, near/far, in front/behind, along/through, meeting/parting, surrounding, around, alongside), people (leading/following, mirroring/matching, unison/contrast, between groups, groups, partners, solo, alone in a mass).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand the skills listed in #1.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to travel, demonstrating a variety of relationships with objects (e.g. over, under, behind, alongside, through).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to make large and small body shapes in place or while traveling.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to perform the skills in a safe manner.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to successfully carry over relationship concepts into various games and activities.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use these concepts in the dance unit.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to balance in symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes using different body parts.

 

  

 

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Manipulative Skills

 

The learner will be able to learn the following skills: catching, throwing, underhand, overhand, kicking, dribbling with fee, dribbling with hands, underhand striking, and batting.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand and recognize the terms of the skills in #1.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to throw a ball using overhand technique, side of body to target and opposition.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to demonstrate the difference between overhand and underhand throw.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to kick a stationary ball with an approach.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use the inside or instep of the foot to kick a slowly rolling ball.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to strike a ball with a bat from a tee or cone, using correct grip.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to incorporate the skills in various games and activities.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to perform the above skills in a safe manner.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to dribble a ball continuously using hands or feet, without losing control.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to strike a ball, underhand, repeatedly with a paddle.

 

  

 

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Locomotor Skill Themes

 

The learner will be able to learn the following skills: walk, run, jump, hop, gallop, slide, skip, leap, chase, flee, and dodge.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand and recognize the terms of the skills in #1.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to skip, hop, gallop, and slide using mature motor pattern.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to perform the skills to music.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to incorporate the skills in various games and activities.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to perform the skills in a safe manner.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to demonstrate skills of chasing, fleeing, and dodging to avoid or catch others.

 

  

 

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Physical Fitness and Health

 

The learner will be able to learn the following concepts about health and physical fitness: cardio respiratory, healthy habits, muscular strength, and flexibility.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to find their pulse at their wrist, neck, or chest.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn their heart is a strong muscle that is a pump.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn their heart is in their chest and the size of their fist.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn their heart pumps blood through the body and to all the muscles.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand that being physically fit means your heart, bones, and muscles are strong and healthy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to participate in the following muscular strength and conditioning exercises: abdominal curl-ups and push ups.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn the scientific names of 20 bones in the body and take a test.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn 10 heart facts and take a test.

 

  

 

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Step Aerobics

 

The learner will be able to perform the following step aerobic skills: basic step, V-step, over the top, straddle step, Charleston step, superman, knee lift, and step kick.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to participate in aerobic conditioning activities.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to perform the moves correctly.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be able to perform step aerobics continuously for at least 10 minutes.

 

  

 

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Jump Rope

 

The learner will be able to be introduced to and try the following short rope skills: basic jump, double jump, and jumping backwards.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand and recognize the terms of the skills above.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to repeatedly jump a self turned rope.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to voluntarily participate in Jump Rope for Heart, which will teach the following: community services, responsibility, improve self-esteem through helping others, and awareness and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

  

 

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Nonlocomotor Skills

 

The learner will be able to learn the following skills: bending (back arch), balancing (balance beam, balance on 2 body parts-mule kick, balance on 3 body parts-tripod), rolling (log roll, forward roll, back rocker, back shoulder roll), twisting, jumping and landing, transferring weight to/from body parts, stretching, and curling.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn the following stunts and tumbling skills: wheelbarrow, puppy dog run, crocodile crawl, seal crawl, crab walk, lame dog, frog jump, wring the dishrag, partner hop, Chinese get up, Chinese pull up.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to jump and land using a combination of one and two foot takeoffs and landings.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to roll smoothly in a forward direction without stopping or hesitating.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to balance, demonstrating momentary stillness, in symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes on a variety of body parts.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to move feet into a high level by placing the weight on the hands and head, landing with control.

 

  

 

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Dance and Rhythms

 

The learner will be able to acquire an ability to use their bodies as a means of expression.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to gain a sense of self-satisfaction that can be derived through expressive movement.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to work on developing an ability to interpret and move to different rhythms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to acquire an enjoyment and appreciation of dance.

 

  

 

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Folk and Square Dance

 

The learner will be able to perform the following basic square dance steps: square your set, honor your partner, do-si-do, swing your partner, promenade, corner your partner, star, allemande left, and grand right and left.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn the following basic dance steps: slide right and left, grapevine, and stamp.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize the terms listed in # 1 and #2.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize the following direction: right, left, clockwise, counterclockwise, backward, and forward.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to perform the dance as a whole, with or without a partner.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to dance to the beat of the music.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize music and names of the following dances: La Raspa or Mexican Hate Dance, Hora, Shoo Fly, Turkey in the Straw, Oh Belinda and Virginal Reel.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to participate in a square dance evening performance for parents.

 

  

 

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Activities

 

The learner will be able to play the following group games throughout the year: octopus, beam me up Scottie, bug off, dog pound, ups and downs, ghostbuster, beasthunter, monster mash, burnball, and four square.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to perform various activities using a large parachute. These activities involve large motor skills, group cooperation, and social skills.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to practice certain skills for a set time period at several different stations set up around the gym. The stations will help reinforce the learning of the skill.

 

  

 

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Roller skating

 

The learner will be able to learn the following skills: falling down and recovering, skating forward, forward scissors, backward scissors, T stop, and cross overs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand and recognize the above terms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to enjoy the social benefits of roller-skating.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be aware of safety considerations for self and others while roller-skating.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to skate to music.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to play the following games: four corners and musical poly dots.

 

  

 

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Jump Rope For Heart

 

The learner will be able to participate in Jump Rope for Heart on a voluntary basis.

 

  

 

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