Katie Neal
Physical Education
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Lesson Plan
High School
  • High School
  • Lesson Plan
  • Moving Implements
  • PE
  • Pe10th
  • Pe11th
  • Pe12th
  • Pe9th
  • Physical Education
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    Education Standards

    Fitness for Life: 20.2 Moving Implements & Objects

    Fitness for Life: 20.2 Moving Implements & Objects


    In this lesson plan, students will learn several methods of moving objects. They will practice movements such as throwing, striking, kicking, catching, aerodynamics, and hydrodynamics. 


    Author: Rachel Miller

    Subject: Moving implements & objects

    Grade Level: High school

    Lesson Length: 50 minutes

    Background for Teachers

    Equipment Needed: 

    • Variety of balls or objects: foam ball, wiffle ball, frisbee, beach ball, or stuffed animal
    • Pinnies or scarves to indicate separate teams
    • 2 chairs
    • 8 small cones

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Core Standards:

    • Standard FFL.1.3 Participate in activities that promote health-related fitness.

    • Standard FFL.3.5 List and evaluate activities that develop specific elements of physical fitness.

    • Standard FFL.4.6 Identify the effects of environmental conditions (e.g., wind, temperature, humidity, and altitude) on activity performance.

    • Standard FFL.4.10 Exhibit proper etiquette, respect for others, and teamwork while engaging in fitness activities.


    1. Describe several methods of moving objects with body parts and implements.

    2. Describe the biomechanics of catching.

    3. Define aerodynamics and hydrodynamics and explain how each is important to human movement

    4. Describe some factors that help you learn motor skills

    5. Be familiar with methods to promote positive self-talk

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction


    • Different balls or objects can be thrown to make it easier or harder to catch.
    • A person in a wheelchair can wheel around in a circle to find someone to throw to. 
    • A beeping ball could be used for those who are blind.
    • The goalie in the chair can be blindfolded to make it more difficult to catch.
    • Those with low arm strength can do short passes and those with more strength can do longer passes. 

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction

    Lesson Pacing:

    1. Present slide show which includes: pretest, vocabulary, movement definitions, videos on throwing & catching.
    2. Slideshow link:

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments


    • Motor Learning: practicing movements in order to improve motor skills-
    • Skill Transfer: once you learn the basics of a skill you can transfer it to other skills
    • Mental Practice: rehearsing a skill in your mind without moving the relevant body parts