Participate in parachute fitness activities demonstrating focus and maximum participation to improve their fitness levels.
Demonstrate proper pacing technique as demonstrated by the instructor.
Complete the Reciprocal Task Sheet 1, Pacing Your Steps, following the instructions.
Participate in Hula Hoop Pass as directed by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Combination Movements (Similar to Move and Change the Type of Locomotion)
Hop and turn around; Skip and freeze; Jump turn 180 degrees; Hop and make a pose; Create own moves; Jump, roll, jump up
Scattered formation. Direct students to skip.
Students move in space until signal is given to change movements. Using music intervals to signal change offers motivation and gives teachers a chance to help students.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Parachute Fitness Activities
16 Runs clockwise 16 Runs counterclockwise 16 Jumps to center 16 Jumps back 8 count lift overhead 8 count lower to toes 4 count lift 4 count lower
Repeat all, but increase difficulty by holding chute overhead on CW run
Release on last lift.
After the aerobic movements above have been learned, stop the music, and insert the exercises below.
Toe Touches: Lift chute taut to chin. Bend forward and touch grip to toes. Hold taut to chin.
Curl Ups: Curl-up, bend knees, lie back, extend legs. Repeat 16 times. Hold Parachute sitting position in a circle. Curl up, bent knees. Extended legs under chute and lie on back.
Dorsal Lifts: Prone position with head toward chute with arms straight and the chest taut. Lift arms and chest and hold for 4 counts.
Sitting Leg Lift: Sit with legs under chute; on signal lift a leg off ground for 6 to 10 seconds. Try to keep leg straight. Alternate legs. Try a variation: Side leg lefts. Lie on side. Lift top leg and lower.
“Jump to center!”
“Jump back and tighten chute!”
“Lift overhead!” (8 Counts.)
“Lower to toes”
“Again!” “Up! Down!”
“Hold overhead and run left!” (32 Counts.)
“Hold at waist and run right!”
“Lift overhead!” (16 Counts.)
“Lower to toes!”
“Lift & Release!”
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Introduction to Orienteering
Discuss the history; standard course; types of courses; describe the differences between feet and meters. Try to limit your discussion to 30 second episodes.
Perform pacing activity using Reciprocal Task Sheet 1 and alternate your discussion with pacing episodes.
Using the handout, have students evaluate each other. Partner with another peer and evaluate each other.