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Teaching Candidate: School: Unit: Equipment Needed:

Jeff Steinberg Josh Davey St. Joseph Ogden High School Variations of Games

Date/Time/ Location: Grade Level: Lesson Focus:

4/29/2013 - 2nd period St. Joseph, IL 9th - 12th grade Variation of Kickball

10 balls (size of kickball), 6 bases, 10 hula hoops

Student Objectives: The student will be able to: 1) (Psychomotor): The students will be able to maintain a heart rate of around 135 beats per minute throughout the entire activity, making sure to really push themselves to achieve the highest heart rate possible. 2) (Cognitive): The students will be able to tell the teacher what cardiovascular fitness means and how to check their heart rate when asked at the end of class during the closure, stating something along the lines of it having to do with the amount of oxygen an individual takes in, which increases with higher endurance levels, and how the number of beats they count in a minute is their heart rate. 3) (Affective): The students will be able to work cooperatively with their teams, following the rules and being truthful with their total runs count, throughout the Spartan Kickball activity. National Standards: Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings. ISBE Standards: 19.A.4 - Perform skills efficiently in a variety of leisure activities, sports, creative movement and work-related activities. 19.C.4b - Select and apply offensive, defensive and cooperative strategies in selected activities, games and sports. 20.A.4a - Interpret the effects of exercise/physical activity on the level of health-related fitness. 21.A.4a - Demonstrate decision-making skills both independently and with others during physical activities. 21.A.4b - Apply identified procedures and safe practices to all group physical activity settings. 21.B.4 - Work cooperatively with others to achieve group goals in competitive and noncompetitive situations (e.g., challenge course, orienteering). Overall Safety: Students will be required to stay in their own personal space during gameplay and when running around the bases. They should also be aware of their surroundings throughout the period because there will be a lot of students running at the same time. Students should also be conscious of the kickballs that will be flying around the gym or on the fields (weather permitting).

Health-Related Fitness (HRF) Component & Activities that Support Learning of HRF: Cardiovascular Fitness: o During gameplay, the students will be required to run around the bases until each ball has been put in a hula-hoop in the field, resulting in the end of the half inning. This will increase the students heart rate and challenge their cardiovascular endurance. At the set induction, the teachers will discuss with the class how their cardiovascular endurance will be challenged while participating in this variation of a kickball game, while also teaching them how they can track their heart rate. (3 min.) Instant Activity For the instant activity the students will be doing a dynamic warm-up. This dynamic warm-up will involve the students doing a variety of exercises from one sideline of the basketball court to the other sideline. o The exercises are: jogging, high knees, butt kicks, shuffling, karaoke, skipping, Frankensteins (toe touches), and then 10 push ups and 20 sit ups. After the students have completed these exercises, they then will go back to back with someone of the opposite sex. They will have to the count of 3 to go back to back with someone, forcing them to choose a partner quickly. The groups of students then will be split evenly between the two teachers, hopefully making even groups with equal amounts of boys and girls. The students then will go outside (if the weather permits), and circle around the teacher for further instruction on what they will be doing for the rest of the class period.

(3 min.) Set Induction To introduce the lesson the teachers will tell the students that they are going to be playing kickball. The purpose of this lesson is to work on cardiovascular fitness levels through a variation of a kickball game, keeping their heart rate around 135 beats per minute (about 23 beats in 10 seconds), while working cooperatively on a team. The teachers will ask the students if they know what cardiovascular fitness means. The answer they will be looking for will be something along the lines of being able to participate in an activity for a certain amount of time (very broad answers are allowed). The teachers will then go on to explain how it deals with how much oxygen the lungs are able to take in, which will affect how long they can participate in a certain activity. The teachers will then go into a brief explanation of how the students can track their heart rates. The basic way is to find ones pulse on their neck or wrist, and then count how many beats they hear in 60 seconds, and that is their heart rate. Since it is hard to count for 60 seconds, the students will just count for 10 seconds, and then multiply their number by 6. The teacher will tell the students that they are aiming for a heart rate of around 135 beats per minute, which would be around 23 beats in 10 seconds. The students will randomly be asked in the middle of the activity to stop what they are doing and take their heart rate, and those who get at least 23 beats will raise their hands to let the teacher know. The teachers will explain to the students that in order to help them increase their endurance levels, they are going to be playing a variation of a kickball game. This will then lead into Task 1, which is the activity the students will be playing for the remainder of the class period.

(30 min.) Task 1: Spartan Kickball 1) Description: In this activity, the students will be split up into even teams for a variation of kickball. The teams will be determined by having the students go back to back with someone of the opposite sex. The students will have to the count of 3 to have a partner, and if they do not have a partner, then the teacher will assign them one (this will be done to save managerial time, allowing more activity time). The students will then be split into two even teams, staying with their partners so there is an even amount of boys and girls on each team. a. What is the activity? Spartan Kickball is a variation of a kickball game. There will be as many balls as there is players on the kicking team, as well as that many hula-hoops in the field. One teacher will be pitching (rolling) the ball to the batters. After rolling all of the balls, this teacher will then facilitate the fielders, making sure they are following the rules, and then the other teacher will facilitate the runners, making sure they are being truthful with the number of runs they are scoring. After the teacher rolls the first ball, this student will then start running around the bases. As soon as the first student is done kicking, the next student will step up and get ready to kick the next ball being pitched. This will continue on for the rest of the batting team until everyone has kicked a ball. While the batters are kicking and running around the bases, the fielders will be fielding the balls and trying to put them in the hula-hoops in the field. The rules will change for each inning, but for the first inning, the rules will be that there must be one ball in each hula-hoop for the runners to stop running and for the half inning to come to an end. Once there is a ball in each hula-hoop, the total number of runs scored will be counted, and then the fielders and batters will switch. b. Who will demonstrate? The teachers will explain the activity first, and then the teachers will walk through two Example batters with the class. This will allow the students to see how the activity is run before actually starting. c. Checks for Understanding Some possible questions include: o How many balls can go in each hula-hoop? o When does the runner stop running? o When does the next batter go up to kick? o Can you peg someone with the ball? 2) Safety: Students will be required to stay in their own personal space during gameplay and when running around the bases. They should also be aware of their surroundings throughout the period because there will be a lot of students running at the same time. Students should also be conscious of the kickballs that will be flying around the gym or on the field (weather permitting). 3) Diagram: See attached

4) Extension/Refinement/Application: Extension o TAKE HEART RATE BEFORE STARTING ACTIVITY o 2nd inning - 2 balls in each hula hoop (remove extra hula hoops) o TAKE HEART RATE AFTER 2ND INNING o 3rd inning - All of the balls in one hula hoop o 4th inning - All of the balls in one hula hoop AND if one kicker kicks the ball to the left part of the field, the other must kick the ball to the right side of the field (bunting is allowed, but if one does it the next person up cannot). o If more innings are needed - just go back to 1st inning rules (one ball per hula-hoop) and continue with list above. o TAKE HEART AT END OF ACTIVITY Refinement o Remind the students to keep track of the number of runs they each score individually, and then they will be totaled up at the end of play. o Remind the team fielding to hustle in order to limit the amount of runs the hitting team scores. o Remind the students to keep their heart rates up in order to increase their endurance levels. 5) Transition to next lesson component: This activity will go on until the end of the class period. At the end of the class period the teacher will blow his/her whistle and the students will circle around the teachers. The teachers will then go into their closure with the students. (2 min.) Closure: To finish the lesson, the teachers will review the purpose of the lesson. The teachers will ask the students what is cardiovascular fitness. The students should give an answer similar to the definition given in the set induction. Then, the teachers will facilitate a brief discussion on the health-related component addressed in class, cardiovascular fitness. The teachers will ask the students when they experienced an increased heart and/or breathing rate. The students will ideally answer that their heart and breathing rate increased the most when running around the bases. Next, the teachers will ask the students how increased cardiovascular fitness would improve their game performance. Then, the teachers will thank the class for their participation, and for letting them come and teach them these past four weeks. Lastly, the teachers will excuse the class to the locker rooms. Assessment: In order to assess the psychomotor objective, the teachers will stop the students randomly during the activity, and ask them to take their heart rate for 10 seconds (this will be an informal assessment). Whichever students get around 23 beats per minute will raise their hands, showing the teacher who has achieved a heart rate of 135 beats per minute. The teachers will then be able to encourage others to make that heart rate and then the teachers can also encourage those who have at least 23 beats per minute to continue pushing themselves.

In order to assess the cognitive objective, the teachers will ask the students questions in the closure, and then based on the responses, this will show the teachers what the students learned (this will be an informal assessment). Some of the questions that can be asked include: o How do you take your heart rate? Where do you take it? o What does cardiovascular fitness mean? o Do you want to have high or low levels of cardiovascular fitness? Why? To assess the affective objective, the teachers will do this through an informal assessment. This will be done by observing the students and how they interact with each other throughout the class period, while also watching to see if they follow the rules and are truthful with their runs count at the end of each play.

References: Got idea from a presenter at IAHPERD Conference, but changed his idea, which was for lacrosse, to kickball.