ERIC Number: ED035445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Physical Education: Topeka Public Schools.
Topeka Public Schools, KS.
That physical education should be an integral and unified aspect of early education is the basic tenet of this guidebook for kindergarten through sixth grade. Physical education should not be thought of as play, sports, or just exercise; it should be a scientific program whose every activity has specific goals and solid principles for achieving those goals. The guidebook outlines basic principles as a basis to determine the content and scope of a physical education program. Tips on organization, and suggestions for teaching are included. There is a grade-by-grade breakdown of physical characteristics, needs, and activities, tips on first aid, accident prevention, and integration of physical education with classroom subjects. The bulk of the guidebook is taken up by descriptions of specific games, calisthenics, rhythms, activities, tumbling stunts, sports, fitness projects and intramurals. The last section shows sample lesson plans for the various grades. An index of activities is included. (MH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Topeka Public Schools, KS.