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LESSON TITLE: Do You Want to Super Size?

CURRICULUM AREA: Character Development

GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Should students be grouped by physical size for PE?

ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

Paideia Seminar

ACTIVATING STRATEGIES:

  • 1)

    Arrange the class in order of height, tallest to shortest.

  • 2)

    Arrange class according to the shoe size, smallest to largest.

METHOD:

  • 1)

    Should students be grouped in PE according to size?

  • 2)

    Does size affect ability/skill?

  • 3)

    Compare the size of the players at each ACC respective school?

  • 4)

    Does the tallest player or the shortest player get the most playing time: Relate

that to your home school.

SUMMARY STRATEGIES:

Name ways to group students randomly. How successful do you think the teams will be? What are advantages of random groupings? What are advantages of groupings by size?

RESOURCES:

Player height- ACC.com

RE-TEACHING AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES:

1) Pick an NBA/WNBA team and list the heights. Decide who gets the most playing time.

  • 2)

    What is the mean height per team?

  • 3)

    What is the mean female adult height?

  • 4)

    What can you infer about height and the WNBA?

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