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Adventure Curriculum for Physical Education: Middle School
Jane Panicucci / Paperback / Published 2002

The very best of Project Adventure's 30 years of experience is captured in their new series of Adventure Curriculums for Physical Education. This curriculum contains complete and sequenced grades 6-8 lesson plans and is aligned with national and state PE standards. Activities are designed to address issues such as developing leadership ability, enhancing problem-solving skills and learning to work as a member of a team. Assessment tools are also included.

Project Adventure Middle School PE Curriculum

It's Not Just Gym Anymore: Teaching Secondary Students to Be Fit for Life
Bane McCracken / Hardcover / Published March 2001

Learn how to get kids more involved in their physical education classes÷and how to get them to stay active beyond high school! In Itās Not Just Gym Anymore, national high school physical education teacher of the year Bane McCracken shows you how to develop a program that prepares students to be physically active after they graduate. Itās Not Just Gym Anymore is divided into two parts. In Part I, the author provides a theoretical basis and practical strategies for developing a "new PE" program. As a highly successful teacher himself, McCracken shares his insights in a personal, encouraging manner that teachers can really relate to. Part II contains helpful tools that make the program easy to implement÷including 170 sample lesson plans and 118 reproducible forms that teachers can photocopy for use in class or use as examples for developing their own forms. The lesson plans cover not only traditional activities such as basketball and volleyball, but also nontraditional activities, including outdoor adventure, mountain biking, fly-fishing, bow hunting, hiking, orienteering, and downhill skiing.

It's Not Just Gym Anymore

Right Fielders Are People Too: An Inclusive Approach to Middle School Physical Education
John Hichwa / Hardcover / Published 1998

Author John Hichwa, 1993 NASPE Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, shares the successful strategies he has developed for maintaining a positive learning environment that allows students to work to their fulll potential. Also provided are his insights into teaching middle school physical education and he shares examples from his 35 years of teaching. Included are over 100 innovative games and activities for developing physical skills, cooperative behaviors, and problem-solving abilities. The entire book is connectied to the NASPE National Standards for Physical Education and follows developmentally appropriate guidelines.

Right Fielders are People Too

A Multicultural Approach to Physical Education: Proven Strategies for Middle and High School
Rhonda L. Clements, Suzanne K. Kinzler / Hardcover / Published 2002


Physical Best Activity Guide - Secondary Level
Physical Best / Hardcover / Published 1999

Physical Best-Secondary

Learning by Choice in Secondary Physical Education : Creating a Goal-Directed Program
Kevin Kaardal / Paperback / Published 2001

Learning by Choice

Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 7-12
Isobel Kleinman / Paperback / Published 2001

Complete PE for Grades 7-12

Sport Education: Quality PE Through Positive Sport Experiences
Daryl Siedentop / Paperback / Published 1994

Sport Education

Teaching Secondary Physical Education: Preparing Adolescents to Be Active for Life
Cathrine Himberg, Gayle Hutchinson, John Mathieu Roussell / Hardcover / Published December 2002


Quality Lesson Plans for Secondary Physical Education
Dorothy B. Zakrajsek, et al / Paperback / Published 1994

This cookbook-style guide contains more than 150 ready-to-use lesson plans covering physical fitness, major sports, minor sports and activities, and single-day lessons. The fitness unit gives you a progression of lessons designed to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.

The units for major sports like basketball, flag football, and soccer (10 or 11 for each) progress from beginning to more advanced skills, while those for minor sports like bowling and ultimate frisbee (4 to 7 each) give students a solid grounding in the basics of each game. The single-day activities include 18 lessons perfect for rainy days or as breaks between the major and minor units.

Quality Secondary Lesson Plans

Middle School Healthy Hearts in the Zone: Heart Rate Monitoring Program for Lifelong Fitness
Deve Swaim, Sally Edwards / Paperback 2002


The Sports Rules Book
Human Kinetics, Thomas Hanlon / Paperback / Published 1997

Included are rules for 54 sports.

Sports Rules Books

Organizing Successful Tournaments
John Byl / Paperback / Published 1999

This book gives event organizers everything they need to stage the best possible sports competition. The book presents the five major types of team and individual sports tournaments - single and double elimination, multilevel, round robin, and extended events. The reader will learn the pros and cons of each type and find clear guidelines for choosing the right tournament for each situation.

The book provides all the essential information in a simple ready-to-use format, including reproducible draw sheets, playing schedules for varying numbers of entries and playing areas, and seeding charts, including byes, for the most competitive match-ups possible. Details on awards ceremonies, officiating, and accommodations are provided to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

Organizing Tournaments

Teaching Cues for Sports Skills
Hilda Ann Fronske / Paperback / Published 1997

Teaching Cues for Sport Skills

Student-Centered Physical Education: Strategies for Developing Middle School Fitness and Skills
Timothy K. Smith, Nicholas G. Cestaro / Paperback / Published 1997

This text features a new, modular approach to teaching physical education that creates multiple opportunities with each class period for students to succeed. Included are 120 physical activities that teachers can mix and match to make physical education relevant to students and to motivate students to participate in physical activity both in the gym and after school.

Student Centered PE

Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games Approach
Linda L. Griffin, et al / Paperback / Published 1997

This book provides a comprehensive, applied, and successfully field-tested plan for using a tactical approach to teach games and sport. It explains the principals of teaching using the tactical approach and provides practical material for teaching and assessment. 168 lesson plans are included along with 118 diagrams to help explain the lesson plans.

Teaching Sport Skills

Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students
Robert P. Pangrazi, Paul W. Darst / Hardcover / Published 1997

Dynamic PE

Ready-To-Use Secondary P.E. Activities Program: Lessons, Tournaments & Assessments for Grades 6-12
Ken Lumsden, Sally Jones / Paperback / Published 1996


Middle School Physical Education: Moving With Confidence: Step 1: Physical Education Portfolio
Gary B. Spindt, et al / Paperback / Published 1997


Middle School Physical Education: Moving With Skill: Step 2: Physical Education Portfolio
Gary B. Spindt, et al / Paperback / Published 1997


Middle School Physical Education: Moving As a Team: Step 3: Physical Education Portfolio
Gary B. Spindt, et al / Paperback / Published 1997


Moving for Life: The Kendall/Hunt Essentials of Physical Education (Teacher's Guide)
Gary B. Spindt, et al / Paperback / Published 1997


Active Youth: Action Ideas for Using the CDC's Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People
Hardcover / Published 1998

This text provides readers with real life examples of how the "Guidelines for school and community programs promote lifelong activity among young people," developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can be implemented in a wide variety of settings. The book includes 20 examples of effective programs that address the CDC's guidelines. Readers will learn how these programs began, how they developed, how problems were overcome, and how success were acheived.


The Physical Education Handbook
Neil Schmottlach, Jerre L. McManama / Paperback / Published 1997

Arranged by alphabetically by sport, this text will allow teachers to learn about teaching strategies, rules, and terms for the sport that you are interested in.

The PE Handbook

Curriculum and Instruction: The Secondary School Physical Education Experience
Deborah A. Wuest, Bennett J. Lombardo / Hardcover / Published 1994


Teaching Middle School Physical Education
Bonnie S. Mohnsen / Paperback / Published 1997

This text describes how to create a program that addresses the specific needs and capabilities of middle school students while helping them through the transition from childhood to young adulthood. The text also examines current reform efforts in the middle school, discusses the physical and psychological environments of a quality program, and encourages physical educators to become equal partners in their school's entire education program. Handy checklists and detailed examples are also provided.


Instructional Strategies for Secondary School Physical Education (5th Ed.)
Joyce M. Harrison (Editor), et al / Paperback / Published 2000

These experts bring you Instructional Strategies for Secondary School Physical Education, a comprehensive overview of secondary level physical education teaching methods and program and curriculum design. This revision retains the strong theoretical background with the three learning domains: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective in the design and implementation of teaching methods to secondary physical educators.


Instructional Models for Physical Education
Mike Metzler / Paperback / Published 1999