SUNY Cortland Physical Education

Activity Progression

Instructions:

One of the characteristics of effective teachers is their content knowledge. They are able to develop interesting progressions that help students learn the skills they are teaching. Use this template to create a logical progression sequence for a skill, task or activity for students of varying abilities.

The instructor will determine most complex step (or end point) for you. Devise as many steps leading to that end point as you can. These steps should be in order of complexity with the simplest element in the progression at the bottom of the page.

Once you have completed this progression, you should be able to select one or more components from it to use in developing a lesson plan

Skill(s):

 LEAST COMPLEX SKILL Tasks (Extensions)The activities for the whole class Cues (Refinements)Secrets to improve performance Challenges (Applications)More chances to practice the same tasks 1 Mine Field Communicate How fast can you complete the task? 2 Mine Field Blindfolded Communicate, lead How fast can you complete the task? 3 Practice using a compass Never Eat Sour Watermelon How many directions can you identify and different points in 60 seconds? 4 Simon Says Game- locating the different directions Listen, Locate Can you get all of Simon’s directions correct? 5 Practice using a compass while moving Read, Move, Read again How many different directions can you locate in 60 seconds? 6 Have students identify and move in a given direction Look,  Point, Move How many directions can you identify in 60 seconds? 7 Spin partner around and see if they can identify direction given Look at compass, Point, Move How many directions can you identify in 60 seconds 8 Use the compass to travel in direction given Read carefully, Look, Go How many directions can you identify in 60 seconds 9 Follow a sequence of directions to get back to the same spot Look, Read, Execute How fast can you complete the task? 10 Compass Degrees Look, Locate How many different degrees can you locate? 11 Locating Coordinates-example 120 deg for 10 steps Read, Look, Find How many different degrees can you locate? 12 Locating Coordinates with a partner who is blindfolded Read, Lead, Find How many different degrees can you locate? 13 Locating Coordinates with a partner who is blindfolded completing task at given point. Read, Lead, Find, Execute, Switch How many different task can you do in 30 seconds? 14 Dance Move Scavenger Hunt- Locate the given coordinates till you reach the dance move- after all are found put them together. Read, Find, Assemble How many dance moves can you find in 60 seconds? 15 Direction Tag- Call out a direction, run towards direction without getting tagged Listen, Locate, Run How many people can you tag within 30 seconds? 16 Teach the symbols on a map Read, Identify How many symbols can you memorize in 60 seconds? 17 Have them find given symbol Read, Identify, Find How fast can you complete the task? 18 Lead a blindfolded partner to a given symbol on the map Read, Lead, Locate How fast can you complete the given task? 19 Map task cards-grab a card, locate the symbol given on the map. Read, Identify, Find How fast can you complete the task? 20 String Course Read map, Follow course line How fast can you complete the task? 21 String Course starting from the other end. Read map, Follow course line How fast can you complete the given task? 22 String Course with partner blindfolded Read map, Lead, Instruct Follow course line How fast can you complete the task? 23 Compass with map reading Read map, locate directions on map Can you correctly label all the directions on a map? 24 Locate N,S,E,W on a map Look, Read Compass Can you correctly label all the directions on a map? 25 Finding controls using map and compass Read, Look, Find How many controls can you find? 26 Have somebody read the map to you and give you directions but you can’t look at the map. Read, Lead,  Listen How fast can you get to the given direction? 27 Read the map and direct partner without talking to them Read, Lead, Guide How fast can you get to the given direction? 28 Fruit Relay- Go out hide an object, circle where on the map you hid it and switch maps with a partner. Hide, Switch maps, Find How fast can you complete the task? 29 Room-O- Find controls where a letter will be, once all controls are found come back and unscramble the letters to make a word. Read map, Find Letters, Make words How fast can you complete the task? 30 White course- control are big landmarks Read map, Lead, Find How fast can you complete the task? 31 Memorize first leg of white course Study map, memorize, find How fast can you complete the task? 32 Complete the entire white course from memory- no map Study map, memorize, find How fast can you complete the task? 33 Yellow course-controls further off trail Read map, Lead, Find How fast can you complete the task? 34 Have one student memorize whole trail-he/she has to lead the group Read map, Lead, Find How fast can you complete the task? 35 Have one student memorize the whole trail then blindfold them and they have to lead the group Read map, Lead, Find, Communicate How fast can you complete the task? 36 Jigsaw Map game Build map, Read map, Find controls How fast can you complete the task? 37 Students design and draw out their own maps Draw map, Label key, Create controls Who can make the most challenging map? 38 Students switch maps with another group and complete the course Read map, Lead, Find Controls How fast can you complete the task? 39 Take class on a white trail outside Look at map, Follow trail How many controls can you identify? 40 Break class into groups and have them complete outdoor trail on their own Study map, Lead, Find controls How fast can you complete the task? MOST COMPLEX SKILL

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