ERIC Number: ED130995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Classroom Capers: Movement Education in the Classroom. Designed for Children Series.
Fandek, Ruth W.
This booklet was designed to help primary classroom teachers present a program of movement education. Six aims form the foundation of the program: (1) to help teachers become movement experts within the confines of their classrooms; (2) to suggest ways and means of providing movement experiences in a limited space, thereby relieving children of energy they may otherwise spend in less accepted ways; (3) to develop motor skills that will supplement and reinforce those learned in the gym and on the playground; (4) to encourage creativity in movement by providing opportunities for independent thinking among participants; (5) to develop and encourage student leadership through self-discipline and acceptance of responsibility; and (6) to relieve frustrations experienced by teachers confronted by situations with which they feel unprepared to cope. Suggestions are made for the arrangement of classroom furniture during the movement education sessions, and a variety of small apparatus is listed. Movement activities are presented as nonlocomotor activities (bending, stretching, pulling), locomotor activities (walking, running, leaping), and rhythm and dance. A sample lesson in movement skills is developed outlining the basic features of a movement education lesson--definition of unit under study, daily lesson topic, objectives, length of lesson, equipment, procedure, warm-up, individual work, individual work with apparatus, partner work, group work, and evaluation. (MM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, Dance, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Motor Development, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Education, Primary Education, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Guides - General
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