New MS PE 6.1 Curriculum
Teaching Games for Understanding
Physical Education 6.1
Students will perform basic skills and tactics that are developmentally appropriate in at least one activity from the following categories of sport: invasion games, net/wall games, fielding/run-scoring games, and/or target games. Students will successfully participate in sport demonstrating skills of the game and applying the tactics, knowledge and concepts of the game. In addition, all students are required to take 6th grade PE and will participate in the Ohio Department of Education Physical Education Evaluation. Length of course can be completed by having students attend one period per day for a 9 week course up to everyday for the entire school year.
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).
In PlaySport, activities have been grouped into specific categories which represent games and sports which are similar in structure and include aspects of certain sports. For example:
- Sitting Volleyball
- Wheelchair Tennis
- Wheelchair Basketball
6th Grade ODE PE Evaluation Forms and Rubrics
ODE PE Assessment Data Sheets
This above link will lead PE teachers to the ODE PE assessment data sheets for teachers that have more than 150 students. Place all classes on one sheet leaving one line between each class.
ODE Evaluation Rubric Tool
Click on this above link "ODE Evaluation Rubric Tool" the ODE 6-8 Grade Band evaluation rubric that should be implemented in PE 6.1 This should be a guide for teachers to follow when implementing middle school PE curriculum.
Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) 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).
The above PDF is a complete Curling Unit. This unit can be inserted as part of the Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU).
USA Ultimate Educator's Guide
The above PDF is a complete USA Ultimate Educator's guide. This unit can be inserted as part of the Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU).
MS NFL FLAG Football
The above PDF is a complete MS NFL FLAG Football Unit. This unit can be inserted as part of the Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU).
The above PFD is a complete MS Roundnet Unit.
MS The OPEN 8 Challenges
The above PDF is a complete adventure challenges unit. The OPEN 8 Middle School Adventure Challenge is a fun and engaging module with a focus on fitness, skill, and 21st century learning. Each activity is meant to provide a global education experience in a setting that stretches just beyond a student’s comfortable performance zone.
MS Ultimate Disc
The above PDF is a complete Ultimate Disc Unit. This unit can be inserted as part of the Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU).
The above PDF is a complete Rugby Unit. This unit can be inserted as part of the Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU).
First Tee Golf Sample Lessons
The above PDF has samples First Tee Golf Lessons. This unit can be inserted as part of the Teaching Games For Understanding (TGFU).