Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children with Curriculum Guide Lesson Plans for Implementation

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  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Paperback w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 2012-01-10
  • Publisher: PEARSONAW BENJ
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Used by over a half-million students, the best-selling Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Childrenoffers the next generation of physical education teachers the best guide in step-by-step techniques for teaching physical education. This text covers everything from games and activities suitable for every developmental level to teaching strategies and guidelines for every classroom situation. Whether instructors are starting a new program, restructuring an established one, or working with a team in an existing system, Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Childrenprovides the best combination of theoretical framework and hands-on activities available. The Seventeenth Editionunderscores the importance of lesson plans provided in the accompanying Curriculum Guideby calling them out in the text and including them with the main text at no additional charge, offering the best value to students of running a successful PE class from Day 1. Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children provides solid suggestions to incorporate physical education elements into classroom spaces, highlights the importance of teaching toward every student, emphasizes the tie between academics and PE, and underscores the importance of lifetime physical activity.

Author Biography

Robert Pangrazi, Ph.D., taught for 31 years at Arizona State University, Tempe, in the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, and is now Professor Emeritus. An AAHPERD Honor Fellow and a Fellow in the Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, he was honored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) with the Margie Hanson Distinguished Service Award. He is a best-selling author of numerous books and texts over the years, including multiple editions of Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children, and Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Children, with Paul W. Darst (Benjamin Cummings). He co-edited Toward a Better Understanding of Physical Fitness and Activity: Selected Topics, for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, with Chuck Corbin (a McGraw-Hill fitness and wellness author). In addition to numerous other books and texts, he has written many journal articles and scholarly papers for publication. He is the lead author of our new first edition text, Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom, addressing the growing classroom teacher market.


Aaron Beighle, Ph.D., is an instructor of university-level Physical Education and Physical Activity for Youth courses. In addition to numerous scholarly articles and other academic materials and frequent chapter contributions to a number of widely-used texts, he has co-authored the previous edition of Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children (16/e), Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom (1/e, 2009, Pearson), Pedometer Power (2e, 2007, Human Kinetics), and Physical Activity for Children: A Statement of Guidelines for Children Ages 5-12 (2/e, 2004, NASPE). His areas of research include physical activity promotion, specifically examining school-based physical activity programs, and the use of pedometers to encourage physical activity for youth. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.

Table of Contents

I. Instruction and Program Implementation


Section 1. Understanding the Need for Physical Education  

1. Elementary School Physical Education  

2. Understanding the Growth and Development of Children 


Section 2. The Instructional Process

3. Preparing a Quality Lesson

4. Curriculum Development  

5. Improving Instructional Effectiveness  

6. Management and Discipline  

7. Children with Disabilities


Section 3. Program Implementation

8. Evaluation

9. Legal Liability, Supervision, and Safety 

10. Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies 

11. Integrating Academic Concepts in Physical Education

12. Promoting and Monitoring Physical Activity 


II. Teaching the Objectives of Physical Education


Section 4. Personal Health Skills

12. Promoting and Monitoring Physical Activity 

13. Physical Fitness

14. Active and Healthy Schools 


Section 5. Motor Skills

15. Movement Concepts and Themes

16. Fundamental Motor Skills and Introductory Activities

17. Manipulative Skills

18. Body Management Skills


Section 6. Specialized Motor Skills

19. Rhythmic Movement Skills

20. Gymnastic Skills

21. Cooperative Skills

22. Game Skills


Section 7. Lifetime Activities and Sport Skills

23. Lifetime Activities

24. Basketball

25. Football

26. Hockey

27. Soccer

28. Softball

29. Track, Field, and Cross-Country Running

30. Volleyball


Backmatter: Glossary, General Index, Activities Index, Photo Credits

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