Participate in Walk, Jog, Sprint fitness using form demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate pacing and compassing skills during the orienteering challenge course.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Toe to Toe
Students jog around in the activity area. When the music stops, the student partners with another student and gets toe to toe as quickly as possible.
This is an excellent way to mix and match students. Ask students to find the person nearest them. They should partner with any peer rather than pick and choose who they want.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Walk, Jog, Sprint
Move to the following signals:
One whistle – walk.
Two whistles – jog slowly.
Three whistles – sprint under control
Long whistle – freeze and perform exercises.
Perform various strength and flexibility exercises between bouts of walk, trot, and sprint. Examples are:
Bend and Twist
Tape alternating segments of silence and music to signal duration of exercise. Music segments indicate aerobic activity (30-45 seconds) while intervals of silence announce flexibility and strength development activities (30 seconds).
Assure that students run under control (not as fast as they can) and in the same direction.
Encourage students to perform at a level they feel comfortable. Youngsters are genetically different and should not be expected to do the same amount of exercise repetitions.
Lesson Focus and Closing Activity (15-20 Minutes)
You need to create a challenge course appropriate to your school and teaching facility. Give the students directions requiring them to use the compass and count their steps.
Groups of 3 – 7 work together.
Leave rewards at specific points to make the challenge fun and memorable for the students.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Explain the value of Walk, Trot, Sprint. Discuss elements of the Challenge Course that proved to be difficult. Cheer: Orienteering is a challenge!