[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities

[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative / Team Building Unit Theme Activities
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[Phys Ed] [Grades 5-8] Cooperative Unit Theme Activities <5-8>

INCLUDES: Comprehensive bundle of Cooperative / Team Building Activities for Grades 5 through 8 - Physical Education

· UNIT OVERVIEW
Learning Focus – Cooperative Activities
Students will develop the skills of cooperation, team building, respect, problem solving and communication through a variety of activities and challenges that require students to work towards a common goal.
· LONG-TERM LEARNING TARGETS
CP.68.1  I can assist my team in a variety of ways.
CP.68.2  I can conduct myself in a manner that displays respect and sportsmanship.
CP.68.3  I can build positive relationships through physical activity.

· Supporting Learning Targets
I can lead.
I can support others.
I can communicate in a clear and positive way.
I can analyze problems and solutions.
I can analyze my strengths and weaknesses.
I can persist and encourage others to persist.
· INSTRUCTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
Essential Questions

· How do players demonstrate teamwork?
· Why is it important to work with others?
· How does communication affect success?
· What does a positive relationship look/feel like?
· What is good sportsmanship?
· Why are active challenges a good setting for relationship building?
· What are my strengths and weaknesses in team building activities?
· What is a calculated risk?


Academic Language
Teamwork, cooperation, trust, communication, listening, problem solving, perseverance, empathy, positive attitude, compromise, leadership, roles, collaboration, relationship, accountability, interpersonal skills, respect, calculated risk, consequences,

Content-Specific Language
Team player, sportsmanship

Common Misconceptions

· Not everybody needs to contribute
· We don’t all have feelings
· Put downs are effective
· The best team has the best players
· There is nothing new to learn
· Leadership responsibility should be 1-2 people
· Cooperation and communication are easy
· Not all students can participate


Student Adaptations
Special Education / DAPE
Picture communication systems, varied pieces of equipment in size, color and texture, more time to complete task, peer assistance, space modifications.

· http://www.pecentral.org/adapted/adaptedactivities.html
· Specific Disability Recommendations
· Modification Organizer
· http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/

ELL

· Picture communications systems, peer assistance, modeling.


Background Knowledge

· Child Developmental Considerations Ages 11-14

· INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH
Team Building Activities

· Indy 500
· Pachinko
· Pinguard
· Pits & Alleys
· Prison Ball
· Scramble
· Team Frozen Tag
· Team Workout Warm-up
· Alphabet Balance Beam
· River  Crossing
· Lava Crossing
· The Rock
· Teamwork Walk
· The Whole World in Their Hands
· Rock, Paper, Scissors
· Construction Zone
· Toxic Waste
· Mission Impossible
· Perimeter
· Arachnophobia
· Blind Square
· Height Alignment
· Four Up
· Slipped Disc
· Hula Hoop Pass
· Knots
· Popsicle Push-ups
· Electric Fence
· Swamp Machine
· Ball Transfer
· Scooter Spelling
· Basketball Scrabble
· Mine Field
· *Modified Team Sport Activities found in the Coordination/Team Sports Theme


SKILLS and CONCEPTS

· Positive Attitude
· Communication (verbal & nonverbal)
· Teamwork
· Problem solving
· Lead/Contribute
· Interpersonal skills
· Collaboration/Compromise
· Positive Attitude
· Responsibility
· Decision Making
· Risk vs. Reward


Cross-Content Integration
Opportunities to enrich learning through other contents located at the unit and activity level.

· Communication
· Leadership
· Problem solving (reading & math problems)
· Self Esteem
· Bullying

· Decision Making

Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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