ERIC Number: ED106259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-28
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Teaching Gymnastics and Body Control.
Mauldon, E.; Layson, J.
This book contains fifteen chapters. Chapters concerned with specific themes or movement ideas are divided into (a) material, (b) teaching, and (c) apparatus. Chapter 1 deals with lesson planning and organization. Chapter 2 is entitled "Movement Observation" and stresses the importance for both children and teachers of trying to see and understand what is happening while it is happening. Chapters 3 and 4 deal with body management. Chapter 3 stresses traveling and stopping, while chapter 4 emphasizes stretching and curling, twisting and turning, and symmetry and asymmetry. Body weight, tension, and energy are covered in chapter 5. Chapter 6 is entitled "The Use of Space," and focuses on where the body is moving. Chapter 7 concerns changes of speed and how the action itself is performed. Chapter 8 deals with continuity of movement in action. Partner work is covered in chapter 9 and it is stressed that this is an especially important area because it involves the exploration of activities which are impossible to do alone. Chapter 10 presents advanced work in body management. Chapter 11 concerns gaining, maintaining, and losing balance. Chapter 12 looks at the body in flight. Chapter 13 deals with group work as an extension of partner work. Chapter 14 presents a syllabus for teaching gymnastics at the elementary-junior high level and at the junior-senior high level. Chapter 15 is a summary and a conclusion. (PB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exercise (Physiology), Gymnastics, Motion, Motor Development, Movement Education, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Secondary Education, Space Orientation
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