Participate in Quarter Eagle demonstrating quickness, agility, and following the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in Four Corners to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility during the Fitness section of class.
Demonstrate bracing the bow, stance, anchor hold, drawing, nocking the arrow, aiming, releasing and after hold as demonstrated by the instructor.
Follow the safety rules established by the instructor.
Participate in Hoop Challenges with a partner as presented by the instructor during the closing portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Students are in a ready position with the head up, arms flexed in front of the body, knees slightly bent, and feet straight ahead and shoulder-width apart. The leader gives a hand signal left or right. The class responds by making a quarter jump turn in that direction and returning to the starting position as quickly as possible.
Students in scatter formation
A variation involves having participants move on a verbal signal such as “Go.” The students then make a quarter turn to the left or right and wait for the next signal. They continue to make quarter turns on each signal.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
A large rectangle is formed using four cones as markers. Students move continually around the perimeter of the rectangle. At each corner, a different movement is performed. Examples of activity alternatives that can be performed on the long sides of the rectangle are jogging, power skipping, sliding, jumping, and hopping. On the short sides of the rectangle, movements requiring slower, more concentrated attention (for example, lunges and inchworms) can be performed.
An interesting variation is to set up tumbling activities or tires and challenge students to go over, around, and through them. The need for continuous movement should be emphasized, and the rectangle should be large enough to provide a challenging workload for the cardiorespiratory system.
Four Corners fitness, as most fitness lessons we do, use all of your muscles in the body including the abdominals, biceps, triceps, quadriceps, hamstrings, postural/ core muscles, gastrocnemius, flexors in your feet, the Achilles tendon and others.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Shoot 1 arrow
Shoot 6 arrows at target
See previous lesson for explanations. Practice safety instructions without arrows After shooting 1 arrow, retrieve the arrow and review skills observed needing improvement Direct students to shoot 6 arrows and wait for retrieval signal Repeat
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Spin hoop on end
Jump over spinning hoop
Roll hoop and go through rolling hoop
Circle hoop on: hand, leg, neck
Jump through as if rope jumping
Toss hoop in air and catch
Toss hoop in air, let it bounce, then catch
In partners, roll hoop to partner using simultaneous rolls
One hoop per person gotten from perimeter of room
Use Back-to-back to make partners
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Name some of the muscles used in fitness today? How many arrows hit the target today? What do you need to work on to improve in archery? Explain a little history of archery to the class and the significance of the sport.