Students learn how arm swing plays an important role in balancing the body during running
|Objectives||Students will learn the importance of arm swing for running. They run through a twisting course in "stiff arm mode," with stiffened shoulders and no arm movement, then again with a full, relaxed arm swing, noticing the difference when they use their arms.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Materials||Cones to set up a twisting route|
Conduct the Activity
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Only give a student one direction at a time.
When you've completed Zig Zag, talk to your students about their experience with the activity. Here are some sample questions to get you started:
Classrooms are filled with learners who demonstrate a variety of needs and abilities, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and gifted/talented students. Consider these adaptations as you work to modify the lesson for student success.