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Hart, Melanie A. – Physical Educator, 2005
With an increase concern for childhood obesity, many individuals and organizations are emphasizing the importance of quality physical education. The need for quality physical education at the elementary level is extremely important as research has shown a relationship between the performance of fundamental movement skills and children's body…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Methods Courses, Educational Quality, Elementary Education
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Bukowsky, Michael; Faigenbaum, Avery D.; Myer, Gregory D. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
There is a growing need for physical education teachers to integrate different types of fitness activities into their lessons in order to provide opportunities for all students to learn and practice a variety of movement skills that will enhance their physical fitness and support free-time physical activity. An increased focus on age-appropriate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Exercise, Psychomotor Skills
Schempp, Paul G.; Cheffers, John T. F. – 1982
This study investigated the influence of two different instructional approaches on 298 elementary school students. Two four-week units were taught, the first on movement education and fundamental movement skills, and the second on gymnastics. Two treatment groups were randomly selected, and classes were conducted by six experienced teachers who…
Descriptors: Creative Development, Decision Making, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education
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Townsend, J. Scott; Mohr, Derek J. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2005
In the May, 2005, issue of "TEPE," the "Research to Practice" section initiated a two-part series focused on assessing fundamental locomotor and manipulative skills. The series was generated in response to research by Pappa, Evanggelinou, & Karabourniotis (2005), recommending that curricular programming in physical education at the elementary…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Instructional Materials, Basic Skills, Elementary Education
Isaacs, Larry D. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1980
Influential factors on the elementary students' proficiency in the fundamental skill of catching include: ball size, ball and background color, ball velocity, adjustive movements, and trajectory angle. (CJ)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Eye Hand Coordination, Manipulative Materials, Object Manipulation
Gallahue, David L. – 1981
Physical education programs at the nursery and elementary school levels should stress the development and refinement of fundamental movement patterns and a wide variety of sport skills instead of dealing with specialized skill development through refined performance experiences. The developmental model of physical education is based on the…
Descriptors: Children, Curriculum Design, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education
Fitzhugh, William – 2002
Turkey, a large non-Arab Muslim country at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, has been an economic and strategic partner with the United States. This unit, designed for elementary students, provides a text, questions, mapping skills activities, and fun activities. Students read information about Turkey to gain an appreciation of life in…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography, Map Skills
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Ross, Ann; Butterfield, Stephen A. – Research in Rural Education, 1989
Finds that, for 120 boys and girls in a rural Maine elementary school, a 36-week physical education program incorporating dance and movement education produced significant improvement on a wide variety of fundamental motor, physical fitness, and balance skills. Contains 17 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Dance Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Motor Development
Raker, Elizabeth; And Others – Learning, 1992
The Olympic games can help motivate students to learn geography. The article offers a geography decathlon with 10 events to help students build map skills, multicultural awareness, and cooperative spirit. Each event covers at least one of the five fundamental geographic themes (location, place, regions, human/environment interactions, and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Creative Teaching, Cultural Awareness
Trimble, R. Thomas; And Others – 1981
This booklet is intended for the use of physical education teachers of children from nine through twelve years of age. Examples of instructional activities are provided that are based upon the fundamental concepts of exercise physiology, kinesiology, motor development, motor learning, the social/psychological aspects of movement, and movement in…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Individual Development
Corbin, Charles B. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1981
The higher order objectives of applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating must be accomplished to maintain an interest in physical education through the elementary grades. However, higher order objectives can only be attained after lower order prerequisites, the fundamentals of locomotor movement, and basic physical behaviors are met. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
NAGEL, CHARLES; MOORE, FREDRICKA – 1966
A DISCUSSION OF THE OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING MOVEMENT SKILLS IN GAMES AND RHYTHMS, AND THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION COMPRISES THE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER OF THIS TEXTBOOK FOR BEGINNING PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS. SUCCEEDING CHAPTERS ARE CONCERNED WITH FIVE…
Descriptors: Athletics, Childrens Games, Dance, Educational Objectives
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
To become an efficient reader of subject matter in geography, students need to have adequate background information to read the ensuing content. Vocabulary considerations thoroughly enter into the reading act. A major problem for the teacher when students read geographical content is to develop meaning. To assist students in reading and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Context Clues
Corbin, Charles B. – 1976
Information is presented to aid the preprofessional and the professional physical educator, or any person who expects to plan and conduct physical education experiences, to activities that best meet the needs of the elementary school learner. Because the basic purpose of the physical education program is to help children become physically…
Descriptors: Athletics, Behavioral Objectives, Classification, Curriculum Development
Boyle, Grace – 1997
The BrainLink project offers educational materials that focus on current neuroscience issues with the goal of promoting a deeper understanding of how the nervous system works and why the brain makes each individual special while conveying the excitement of "doing science" among upper elementary and middle school students. Project materials engage…
Descriptors: Biology, Brain, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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