New PK-2 Physical Education Curriculum
Standards, Benchmarks and Learning Targets
Sample Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU)
What is Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU)?
Teachers who use this approach see their students as active participants (mentally, physically, emotionally) in the process of learning games. As we all know, students and adults alike, learn in a variety of ways and progress at different rates. Knowing that students are always at different stages of understanding, teachers can use the TGfU model to focus in on individual, social and contextual processes.
Thematic Approach For Planning the Year
“Setting up units based on game categories rather than specific sport units (e.g. soccer unit, volleyball unit) can be an effective approach to developing games [awareness] across a number of formal games.” (Mandigo & Holt, 2004). TGfU advocates also state that rather than teach the rules, skills, and tactics of one sport, the thematic approach advocates teaching students games through the use of four game categories: target, net/wall, striking/fielding, and territorial/invasion games. This themed approach creates a framework to link the different sports within a category based on shared rules and tactical skills that transfer across similar games (Figure 1). These category specific technical and tactical skills are taught, developed and modified through games using the TGfU approach so that knowledge and understanding is created within each category. These can then be transferred to a less familiar game which the student will be able to participate in because understanding has been transfered (Figure 2).
K-6 US GAMES ONLINE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Click on this link which will lead you to the US Games Online Curriculum Modules. This is an excellent resource. You will only need to create a user name and password to access the materials. See sample document below.
ODE PE Evaluation
K-2 Assessment Data sheet
This above document link is an Excel Spreadsheet to record all student data. Please use one document for all 2nd grade classes with one blank line between each class. This document is for 150 students or less.
ODE PE K-2 Grade Band Evaluation Rubric
The above document explains how to implement the K-2 grade band assessments in physical education.
More TGfU Sample Units
Spikeball Curriculum Guide
The above PDF is a complete Spikeball Curriculum Guide. This unit can be inserted as part of the Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU).
K-2 Instant Activities
The above PDF is a complete K-2 Instant Activities Module.
K-5/6 Field Day Games
The above PDF is the complete K-5/6 Field Day Games Unit.
K-2 Volleying and Striking
The above PDF is the complete K-2 Vollying and Striking Skills Unit.
K-2 Personal and Social Responsibility
The above PDF is the complete K-2 Personal and Social Responsibility Unit.
K-2 Parachute Games
The above PDF is the complete K-2 Parachute Games Unit.
K-2 Locomotor and Manipulative Skills
This above PDF is a complete K-2 Locomotor and Manipulative Skills Unit.
K-2 Foot Skills
The above PDF is a complete K-2 Foot Skills Unit.
K-2 Flag Tag Games
The above PDF is a complete K-2 Flag Tag Game Unit.