Author:
Claire
Subject:
Physical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment
Level:
High School
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  • Lesson Plan
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    Language:
    English
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    Education Standards

    Disc Golf Backhand Throwing Skills Analysis

    Disc Golf Backhand Throwing Skills Analysis

    Overview

    This lesson is intended to be used as part of a unit on Disc Golf taught in an online Physical Education Course (Participation and Skills for Secondary Students).  It is meant to demonstrate the students’ participation and assess their competency of motor skills and movement patterns, as well as to refine specific movement patterns. The students will be using digital photography/videography to demonstrate their participation, competency and analysis. 

    Attribution (Title Photo)

    Ceekside Disc Golf, Jeffrey from Dunmore, PA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Disc_golf.jpg

    Summary

    This lesson is for an online Participation Skills/Techniques Physical Education Class for students at secondary level. Students will watch an instructional video series prior to this lesson and demonstrate their understanding by modeling a specific skill using mobile digital photography/videography.

    • 30-60 min
    • Virtual

     

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

     

    Goals: Utah State Core Curriculum Standards for Physical Education

    • Strand 1: Students will achieve a level of competency in motor skills and movement patterns. 

    • Standard PST.1.1 Participate in and/or refine activity-specific movement skills in five or more lifetime activities

    • Standard PST.1.2 Demonstrate individual competency through testing and participation in five or more lifetime activities and/or in dance forms used in cultural and social occasions. 

    Outcomes:

    • Students will watch online instructional videos regarding various aspects of basic backhand Disc Golf throwing

    • Students will practice throwing backhand 

    • With appropriate digital citizenship, students will demonstrate adequate understanding by videoing (or photographing) themselves performing the backhand throwing skill, watching themselves via video/photo and analyzing their skill. 

    • Students will complete a one paragraph reflection using four attached reflection questions.

     

    Step 2 - Planning

     

    Prior to this lesson, the instructor must prepare/select various instructional videos regarding basic rules of Disc Golf and backhand disc throwing. Students must have watched these instructional videos in preparation for this skills lesson.  Here are three video sources that could be used for students learning backhand throwing technique. 

    1. If students do not have access to their own device, school/classroom devices are available at the school library for checkout). Students may not have access to golf discs, but can use any flat round object to practice (frisbee/paper plate etc) and demonstrate. 

    2. The student will be the individual performing the skill in the video/photo, so they may need to recruit an individual to hold the camera or set their camera up to record themselves.

    Step 3 - Instruction

     

    1.)  The teacher will remind students that online physical education requires participation in the given activities that require movement. Success in the online course depends on student participation virtually.

    2.)  Students will watch one of the following video tutorials on proper backhand disc throwing.

    3.)  After learning correct disc golf throwing techniques through the virtual demo, students will participate in and/or refine their own disc golf throwing skills.

    4.)  Using the following info graphic digital citizenship reminder for students, 

    Digital Citizenship

    Flickr, "Digital Citizenship" by shareski is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Students will record themselves working on the backhand disc throwing skill to create a video or a photo series. Students should pay attention to grip, foot placement, athletic position, reach back, lead with the hips, pull through, release & follow through. The student will be the individual performing the skill in the video/photo, so they may need to recruit an individual to hold the camera or set their camera up to record themselves. If students do not have access to their own device, school/classroom devices are available at the school library for checkout). Students may not have access to golf discs, but can use any flat round object to practice (frisbee/paper plate etc) and demonstrate. 

    5.)  Students will either narrate or caption their video/photo series showing their knowledge of correct backhand disc golf throwing skills. Students should pay special attention to grip, foot placement, athletic position, reach back, lead with the hips, pull through, release & follow through.

    6.)  After watching the video/photo series they made, students will analyze their competency in motor skills movement or lifetime skill by completing a reflection based on the following reflection questions. 

    • Based on your performance in the video, what do you do well?

    • Based on your performance in the video and what you’ve learned about technique, what do you need to work on in the future?

    • What is the hardest part of that skill for you?

    • Do you see a crossover to another physical activity?