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ERIC Number: ED153965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 637
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Physical Education for Elementary School Children. Fourth Edition. An Illustrated Program of Activities for Kindergarten to Grade Six.
Kirchner, Glenn
Both structured and exploratory methods of teaching are outlined in this book on teaching physical education to elementary school children. It is divided into seven major sections. Part one describes the purposes of the contemporary physical education program and outlines the basic characteristics and needs of young children. Human movement is the subject of part two, which discusses the main concepts of movement, the importance of posture and fitness, and the basic skills and movements appropriate for elementary school children. Part three provides the information necessary to plan, organize, teach, and evaluate a physical education program. Part four contains a variety of individual and team game activities for primary and intermediate grades. In part five there is a comprehensive coverage of gymnastic and movement activities that are performed on the floor, with small equipment, and with large apparatus. Rhythmic activities, traditional and contemporary dances, and creative movement are covered in the sixth part. The final section provides information about important aspects of the physical education program, including how a variety of activities can be taught within the limitations of the typical classroom. Exceptional children are also discussed, and suggestions for dealing with their handicaps are provided. This section also shows how physical education can be correlated with other subjects in the elementary program. (Author/JD)
Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 ($14.95)
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