Living Healthy: Body Movement. Lisa Almand MTE 537 December 20, 2010. Introduction.
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December 20, 2010
This lesson is designed to teach students about their body parts and how the parts move using music and art in addition to health and physical education. The students will explore different body parts, the location of those parts, and the way those parts move. Comparisons between human and animal movements will be made. The lesson requires one 40 minute lesson.
- Students will create a visual representation of the human body.
- Students will recognize the difference between the ways animals move compared to the way humans move.
- Students will develop knowledge of their body parts.
- The teacher will introduce parts of the body to the students and help them gain awareness of their bodies.
- The teacher will explain the differences in the way human move compared to animals.
Play the mannequin game in addition to or in place of the song. http://www.dreamenglish.com/kidsongbodyparts
Have students demonstrate typical human activities such as jogging, driving, clapping, etc. in addition to animal movements.
Individually or in pairs, students can outline a specific body part (i.e. foot or hand) and label smaller parts of the body.
Special Needs Students
Gifted students may created write a song about additional body parts using rhyming words.
For these students, the teacher may provide additional body parts or encourage students to use proper names (i.e. head=skull or cranium)
At the end of the lesson, students will play a game of similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Students will each be given an index card with body parts listed. Each student will be called on to pin their body part to a human body cutout. This could be used as an individual quiz on paper as well.
This Body Movement lesson was designed for first grade students. When used correctly will help the students learn how their body parts move with the help of different learning styles. It reaches out to all levels of students such as gifted and at-risk . The students are given the opportunity to express themselves through dance which will help motivate them throughout the lesson and keep them engaged. Having the students interact with one another throughout the lesson will enhance participation.
DreamEnglish.com. Retrieved December 14, 2010 from http://www.dreamenglish.com/kidsongbodyparts
K6edu.com. Elementary education teachers resources. Retrieved December 14, 2010 from http://www.k6edu.com/integrated-projects-lessons/human-body-movement.html