Planning Physical Education Units
The following table lists key questions to ask when designing a lesson or unit (click on the pictures to enlarge). From Instructional Models for Physical Education, 3e (Exhibit 6.7, p. 147), by Michael W. Metzler. Copyright ©2011 by Holcomb Hathaway, Publishers (Scottsdale, AZ). Used with permission of the publisher.
Standards are often comprehensive and include multiple SLOs. After reading each Standard, decide “What do my students need to know and be able to do to meet this Standard?” The table below, while exaggerated, shows how many SLOs can be contained in one Psychomotor Standard. Find more information on unpacking standards from The Physical Educator.
- Colorado Department of Education's website: Samples of unit plans for various grade levels.
- Domains of Learning: One of our assessment pages that can help with writing student learning objectives.
- Grade Level Outcomes: Document from SHAPE America that lists learning outcomes for K-12.
- Lesson Planning and Instructional Year Design: Information, resources, and examples from PhysedResource.com.