Subject: Health and Physical Ed.
1. Topic-
Know your body, learn how to underhand throw.
2. Content-
Body function and mechanics,
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will demonstrate underhand throwing motion for accuracy using correct technique. 2.Students will use equipment and space safely and properly. 3.Students will work together learning the benefits that accompany cooperation and sharing. 4.Students will enjoy the challenge of learning new movement skills. 5.Students will practice the names and locations of body parts.
4. Objectives-
After learning to Identify the proper names of body parts,and the proper underhand throwing techniques, the students will participate in the game named Body Toss. Body Toss will allow the students to continue to practice the skill of underhand throwing, as well as the names and locations of body parts.
5. Materials and Aids-
If indoors: large piece of paper that a child can lay on or lean against(one already cut for each child), markers, beanbags (one for each child), and a spot marker. If outdoors: chalk, beanbags, and a spot marker.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Review the cues for the underhand throw (face target/eyes on target, bring arm way back behind you, step with opposite foot, follow through to the target). Tell students they will be using these cues in order to do a special activity called the "Body Toss". Explain the activity as follows, using two students to help demonstrate as needed.

B. Development-

Each set of partners moves to their own space; one partner will lie down on a piece of large paper and the other partner will trace around his or her body. Another way to do this is to tape the large piece of paper to the gym wall and have children trace partner leaning against paper.(If outside, partners use sidewalk chalk to trace on the blacktop.) When all partners are traced, the class can begin to play "body toss".

C. Practice-

Students place a spot marker away from their body tracing at a distance they are comfortable with (about 8-10 feet or more). The teacher will call out a body part (e.g. head, arm, leg, knee, foot, etc.), and students attempt to underhand throw the beanbag onto the body part called out (if they aren't sure of where the body part is, a neighbor can help them). Students can continue to toss at the same part until the teacher calls out the next body part.

D. Independent Practice-

Send home charts of the human body with body parts listed, students will have to write the correct body part next to corresponding part on the paper. Parents can help children study the body parts at home.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

A student in a wheelchair may be able to be lifted from the chair by teacher in order to have his or her body traced.

F. Checking for understanding-

Teacher can assess each student's ability to underhand toss. Are students using correct cues for the underhand toss? Have a checklist ready before class begins. Teacher can walk around and ask students one on one to point out a body part on themselves.

G. Closure-

Review the techniques for underhand throwing and body parts.
7. Evaluation-
Did the children improve on their underhand throwing and memory of body parts? Did they work as a team and help each other?

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