Softball/Whiffle Ball

Physical Education
The pedagogical practice of a complete body workout moving into an activity. This could consist of an exercise routine based on strengthening and a core workout, an aerobic activity such as running or jump rope and an activity such as soccer. This will give students the knowledge they need for a lifetime of fitness. Instruction provided and participation will enhance learning for future uses and give each student the proof of accomplishment for their hard work. Daily improvement proves positive for future work.

Softball, Whiffle Ball
Go through the daily exercise and stretching routines. 
Go over the rules of softball, including safety.
Pick softball teams for the week.
Play a round robin tournament.
The teams and the brackets will be posted on the bulletin board in
the hall.
New teams will be picked each week.

Students will take a written test on softball.

Objectives: The student will

Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the game.
Know the rules of softball.    
Learn the importance of physical fitness throughout life.
Demonstrate the proper mechanics of throwing.    
Demonstrate the proper mechanics of hitting and catching the ball.
Analyze the different strategies used in softball.

Learning Styles:
Interpersonal-team work
Intrapersonal-individual work and improvement of skills and daily running.
Kinesthetic-awareness of the body and the need for a healthy lifestyle.
Visual-by demonstration and through shoulder partner critics and compliments.
Verbal-reminders to perfect skills through daily work.

Daily assessment:
Points for Suiting Out and Participation.
Shoulder partner critic and compliments.

Students will take a written test over Softball.
Run the mile weekly for increased fitness and lower times. 

Standard 1 Benchmark 1:
demonstrate proficiency in combining basic skills for participation in a variety of physical fitness activities.
Standard 1 Benchmark 2: 
demonstrate proficiency using basic offensive and defensive strategies while playing a modified version of a learned team or individual sport.
Standard 2 Benchmark 2:
demonstrate competency in the use of motor skills, motor behaviors, and motor learning concepts in increasingly complex movement situations.  
Standard 2 Benchmark 3:
demonstrate competency in the use of critical elements of fundamental and specialized movement skills. 

Standard 5 Benchmark 1:
select and utilize safety principles in physical education in physical activity settings.
Standard 5 Benchmark 2:
exhibit appropriate personal and group conduct while engaging in physical activity.
Standard 5 Benchmark 3:
recognize the influence of peer pressure and make appropriate decisions using problem-solving techniques to resolve conflict.
Standard 5 Benchmark 4:
work cooperatively with a group to achieve group goals.
Standard 6 Benchmark 1
identify the contribution that physical activity plays in multicultural awareness and in the acceptance of all peers.
Standard 7 Benchmark 1:
participate in physical activity
Standard 7 Benchmark 2: 
participate in new and challenging physical activity.    

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  Hobbs Schools Curriculum Guide




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