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Cross Disciplinary Examples
- 3.7.1 Physical education forms part of a multidisciplinary curriculum, but integration doesn’t compromise teaching the concepts important to developing a physically educated individual.
- Students can calculate the score from a given game scenario: "Team A scored 14 two-pointers, 4 three-pointers, and 7 free throws. What is team A's score?"
- Students can calculate statistics for a student's performance: "Student A made 19 of 23 attempts. What is his/her success rate?"
- Students can calculate calories expended in activities: "Food A has 'X calories' and jumping jacks burn 'X calories per hour.' Perform jumping jacks for as long as needed to burn off the calories of Food A."
- Students can add numbers to determine who is the tagger: "Students play a modified version of rock, paper, scissors. On 'go,' students place 1 to 4 fingers out. The first student to add both students' numbers together becomes the tagger."
- Math Trails: students stop at designated sites along a route and explore math in the environment.
Reading and Writing Examples
- Students can act out stories from books like Dr. Seuss or Go Dog Go.
- Students can connect concepts from physical education to books they are reading.
- Students can be given task sheets or other assignments that require reading and writing.
- Students can write stories/poems that include the lesson/unit objectives. These poems can also be used for learning motor skills.
- Students can complete journal entries, reflections, and exit slips.
- Teachers can post vocabulary terms on a "Word Wall." Also see this example.
- Students can learn common sayings in multiple languages, such as: hello, goodbye, thank you, your welcome, etc.
- Teachers can start each lesson with the "Word of the Day" from the unit. Teachers can also do "Joke of the Day," which often include words with double meanings that must be explained to understand the joke.
Make Your Own Word Wall
Learning Songs (create your own dances)
Science of Sport Videos
Using Projectors for Target Tasks
Project images on the wall/screen for your students to aim at (ie. throw a ball). Great for reviewing concepts from class. Click here for more information.