Estimated Time Frame: One class
Grade Level: 6,7,8
lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to practice teamwork skills
and movement through running bases. It also provides a reinforcement activity
for content covered elsewhere in the curriculum.
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content
STANDARD 2.5 (Motor Skill Development) All students will utilize safe,
efficient, and effective movement to develop and maintain a healthy, active
developmentally appropriate form when using movement skills in applied
Demonstrate the use of
force and motion to impact the quality of physical movement.
Employ the principles of
space, effort, and relationships to modify movement.
Modify movement in
response to dynamic, interactive environments.
Use visual and verbal cues
to improve performance during a physical activity.
Evaluate the critical
elements of a movement skill or skill combination and provide appropriate
Apply a learned skill to
another movement setting.
Perform planned movement
sequences based on a theme and using rhythm or music
Sportsmanship, Rules, and Safety
Compare the roles and
responsibilities of participants and observers and recommend strategies to
improve behavior, participation, and enjoyment.
Summarize general and
specific activity rules, describe how they enhance participation and safety,
and follow them during activities.
Select, use, and care for
equipment used during physical activity.
STANDARD 2.6 (Fitness) All students will apply health-related and skill-related
fitness concepts and skills to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Achieving and Assessing Fitness
Engage in moderate to
vigorous forms of physical activity that address each component of fitness.
Activity also serves to reinforce
core content from other learning units.
|SWBAT use prior knowledge to answer
|SWBAT work in teams to achieve home
Materials and resources:
|Markers for four bases|
(a link to the questions on these cards is coming soon!)|
Teacher will inform students they will
be playing kickball with a flashcard twist.
There will be four bases in
the gym including the home plate. The teacher will assign members of the
class to two teams.
The pitcher will pitch the
ball to the student on base and that student will kick the ball into the
The fielders’ objective is
to quickly retrieve the ball and get it back to the pitcher. When the
pitcher has the ball the runner must stop.
One the kicker stops the
teacher will approach the kicker and the closest baseman. The teacher will
select a flashcard with a social science, science or math question on it
(questions are based on content covered in lessons completed by students
elsewhere in this curriculum unit) and read the question on it and the
choices for the answer. Once all the options have been read, the kicker and
baseman will be challenged to answer the question.
If the kicker beats the
baseman in calling out the correct response, s/he stays on base. However,
if the baseman has the quickest correct response, the kicker is out.
The teacher will make sure
to switch up the basemen to give each student the opportunity to answer
Teacher will keep track of
the runs scored.
Accommodation and Modifications
Any student with a learning disability will be given a
partner to coach them when they need to answer a question
Any student in a wheelchair will be given a partner to
kick for them. The student in the wheelchair will run the bases.
Any student with a visual impairment will be given a
partner to kick and guide them to a base.
Closure: I just want to thank you
for your cooperation. I also want to thank you for playing a safe, fun and
educational version of kickball
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Allison McGrath (Author),
Louise Wootton and Claire Gallagher (Editors)
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