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

"Guiding and inspiring youngsters in the process of becoming physically educated and healthy for a lifetime."              2009-01-14