Demonstrate group cooperation Run and Change Direction
Participate in Parachute Fitness activities to improve fitness using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate knowledge of bearings and arrive at the proper destination as demonstrated by the instructor.
Play Frisbee Keep Away and show a cooperative spirit.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Run and Change Direction
Students run in any direction, changing directions on signal. After students are warmed up, emphasize running, planting a foot, and changing directions quickly with good body control.
Specify angles and degrees for change of direction (i.e., right, obtuse, 45-degree.)
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.
“Run left” “Run right” “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)
Compassing and Bearings
Print and use Task Sheet 3 – Compass and Bearings
Task Sheet provided that gives directions and degrees to follow.