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ERIC Number: EJ1105861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Spicing up Your Curriculum: A Seven-Day Handball Unit
Ramos, Adolfo; Esslinger, Keri
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v29 n4 p38-41 2016
In today's physical education classroom, many teachers feel starved for fresh, innovative activities to teach. This article presents team handball (TH) as one such activity. Although TH is not a new activity (it was first played toward the end of the 19th century in countries such as Denmark, Germany and Sweden), for many students in the United States, TH is largely unknown. During a TH unit, students have the opportunity to experience and learn basic locomotor and manipulative skills (Belka, 2004). Additionally, there is a significant cardiorespiratory component, as players can routinely run up to three miles during the course of a one-hour TH game (Clayton & Dwight, 1997). As with most invasion games, TH helps students develop their decision-making and problem-solving skills (Howarth, 1999). Teaching TH also allows the teacher to help students appreciate diversity by learning an international sport. Research suggests that TH can tap into students' interest, understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and other nations (McGehee & Reekie, 1999). This article describes the basic rules of TH, rule violations, role of players, skills and teaching progression, basic drills and tactics, and modifications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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