Physical Education-Related Resources
Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children (17th Edition)
by Pangrazi and Beighle. Allyn Bacon, 2013. The content offers physical education teachers step-by-step techniques for teaching physical education. This book covers everything from games and activities suitable for every developmental level to teaching strategies and guidelines for common classroom situations.
by Michael England. This book is a compilation of ideas and resources for track-and-field day, spirit day and other sport-related events.
Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport
by Deborah A. Quest. McGraw-Hill, 2005. Integrating the traditional presentation of the nature, scope, philosophy, and history of physical education and sport with the growing career opportunities available within this dynamic field, this text addresses the challenges and the future of the discipline. It emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers, addressing areas such as teaching, coaching, exercise leadership, athletic and personal training, sport management, and sport media.
Indoor and Outdoor Games: Going Beyond Duck, Duck, Goose
by Cary Pyle. Teacher Created Resources, 2005. A supplement to your physical education program with more than 40 fun, new games. Organized by suggested age range and by indoor or outdoor activity. Detailed instructions included for each game.
Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport
by Daryl Siedentop and Hans van der Mars. McGraw-Hill, 2012. This book introduces readers to the history and philosophies underlying today’s professions while focusing on current trends and issues facing school Physical Education, fitness and sport. Specifically, the authors introduce readers to the professions’ key concepts, programming approaches, standards and expectations, as well as the problems and issues. As the United States seeks to reverse trends in overweight and obesity, readers will learn how these three professions have a central responsibility in creating an environment that supports, encourages and promotes physical activity for all people.
Although the “Curriculum Guide” section is outdated, the “Elementary Resource” section contains valuable ideas for creating lesson plans.
No Standing Around in My Gym:
Lesson plans, games, and teaching tips for elementary physical education by J. D. Hughes. Human Kinetics, 2002. The focus of this book is fresh ways to teach children ages 4 to 11 basic fitness concepts, movement skills, and games that emphasize creative thinking and cooperation. Included are nearly 200 illustrations and proven plans to make the units and games easy to teach.
Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers (3rd Edition)
Katherine Thomas, Amelia Lee, and Jerry Thomas. Human Kinetics, 2008. Written in an engaging, informal style, the text assists teachers in presenting essential information and creating exciting learning activities for students. Teachers will find the video clips on the DVD-ROM especially useful, and they can use the lesson plans on the DVD-ROM in concert with the video clips to enhance the planning and implementation of physical education class.
Physical Education Teachers Book of Lists
by Marian Milliken-Ziemba. Jossey-Bass, 2001. Milliken-Ziemba has compiled a unique and informative source and time saver for new and experienced Physical Education teachers. It provides for over 250 handy lists related to the Physical Education program. This book offers 12 games and activities for small groups.
The Physical Educator’s Big Book of Sport Lead-Up Games:
A complete K-8 sourcebook of team and lifetime sport activities for skill development, fitness and fun! by Guy Bailey. Educators Press, 2004. This book contains physical education games that allow students to develop team and lifetime sport skills in an exciting and meaningful setting. In addition, teachers will find helpful advice on how to use lead-up games most effectively in the physical education curriculum.
Get the World’s Best Physical Education DVD and videos with top Physical Education coaches and athletes.
Dr. Debbie Morgan has created two sets of DVD’s (grades K-2 and grades 3-8) plus teacher’s manuals of physical activities and games.
A literacy resource for physical education teachers.
PE 4 Kids Now is a physical education program of games and activities in video format. This program makes it extremely easy for a classroom teacher to provide quality physical education for all students.
PE central is a web site that provides information about developmentally appropriate physical education practices and programs.
A review of DVDs that include activities and games that can be used in the Physical Education classroom.
Sports videos offer a wide range of specialty sports training DVD, video tapes and video on demand for coaches and athletes.
Focused Fitness (www.focusedfitness.org) is committed to developing coordinated school health programs that engage students in fun, meaningful lessons that promote activity, proper nutrition and higher levels of fitness. Three programs appropriate for the elementary grades include:
Christian Schools International Physical Education Curriculum
CSI has created curriculum resource guides for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Currently these guides are available through Amazon.
North Pacific Union Conference has compiled a guide to assist Physical Education teachers and Regular Education teachers, who are responsible for teaching physical education, a Christ-centered (including E. G. White’s recommendations) teaching guide for SDA schools and their PE classes. It includes help with meeting physical developmental needs, every child is a winner concept, a wholesome environment and activities that allow experience the goals set for them. It is a good resource for the one-teacher schools and multi-grade schools. Fitness, movement exploration, small apparatus, rhythmic activities, tumbling and stunts, low organized games, lead-up games and skills are taught and examples are included.
participants will engage in activities that demonstrate how students using Action Based Learning™ can improve memory retention, have their academics improve.
Free brain breaks kids love and teachers request. Helps channel classroom energy for good.
A curriculum model designed for K-12 physical education teachers, that concentrates on the five health-related fitness components.
School-wide program ideas and resources to help make physical activity a priority for students and adults, both in school and out.
Mr.Gym.com is dedicated to being the most extensive resource on Physical Education, on the internet.
PE Central is a web site that provides information about developmentally appropriate physical education practices and programs.
Is the national Physical Education organization. Formerly known as AAPHERD.
Spark remains a research-based, public health organization committed to developing and disseminating programs that promote lifelong wellness.
Promote good exercise habits with Physical education resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Encourage fitness with lessons and printable documents for safe and healthy living.