Participate in the Wave Drill demonstrating quickness, agility, and following the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in Astronaut Drills 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.
Participate in the Archery Relay demonstrating knowledge of safety rules, cooperation, and following the rules established by the instructor.
Participate in Potato Relays with a team as presented by the instructor during the closing portion of class.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
In the wave activity, students are in ready position. They shuffle (without a crossover step) left, right, backward, or forward on signal.
Increase the challenge by having students start between two cones or bags and run rapidly in place. On a hand signal to the left or right, the performer steps over the obstacle in the corresponding direction and moves the feet in place while waiting for the next signal. A useful variation is to place an obstacle (boundary cone) for students to shuffle over.
Teacher or student leader directs the movements
Encourage rapid response to the signal and moving quickly in the proper direction.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Astronaut drills are continuous movement activities that combine exercises with walking and jogging. Students move randomly throughout the area or follow each other in a circle formation. The drills begin with brisk walking. On signal, the teacher or selected students lead the class in exercises or stunt activities. If a movement is not developed immediately, the class runs or walks in place. Combinations of the following activities can be arranged to develop a demanding routine:
Locomotor movements such as hopping, running, jumping, leaping, skipping, and running on the toes.
Exercises such as arm circles, body twists, and trunk and upper body stretches while moving around the area.
Exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks to stress development of the upper body and abdominal wall.
Call out student leaders and give them a few seconds to think of the next movement or exercise.
Allow students to develop a personal routine using locomotor, exercises on the move, and stationary exercises.
Use music intervals to signal when students are to change activities or exercises.
Astronaut Drills, as other fitness activities, provide a full body workout using all of the muscles in the body.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Shoot for points
See Lesson Plan 1 for explanations
Spread out in a line double arms distance apart.
Each team has one target; each person has one arrow. The first person in line shoots and goes to end of line. All team members shoot one arrow and then the team score is tallied. The team with the highest score is the winner.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
A small box about a foot square is placed 5 feet in front of each lane. Four 12-inch circles are drawn at 5-foot intervals beyond the box. This makes the last circle 25 feet from the starting point. Four beanbags are needed for each team.
To start, the beanbags are placed in the box in front of each team. The first runner goes to the box, takes a single beanbag, and puts it into one of the circles. She repeats this performance until there is a beanbag in each circle; then she tags off the second runner. This runner brings the beanbags back to the box, one at a time, and tags off the third runner, who returns the beanbags to the circles, and so on.
Paper plates or pie plates can be used instead of circles drawn on the floor.
Using Whistle Mixer, create teams of 5
Using a box to receive the beanbags makes a definite target. When the beanbags are taken to the circles, some rules must be made regarding placement. The beanbags should be considered placed only when they are inside or touching a line. Beanbags outside need to be replaced before the runner can continue. Paper plates or pie plates can be used instead of circles drawn on the floor.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What muscles were used in class today?
What is challenging about aiming for the target in archery?
What is enjoyable about archery?
In what year was Archery made an Olympic sport?
Did men and women complete in the Olympics during the same years?