Track Events – Long Distance Races – Basic Skills of Long Distance Race – The Benefits of of Running (Primary 6)

Last Updated on March 20, 2021 by Alabi M. S.

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 2

THEME – TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS

PREVIOUS LESSON – CREATIVE RHYTHMIC ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC – LONG DISTANCE RACES 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introductory Activities

2. Examples of Long Distance Race

3. Basic Skills of Long Distance Race

4. Benefits of Running

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to –

1. list the skills involved in long distance races;

2. perform skills.

3. state the benefits of running.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Video clips

Posters

Whistles/Starting gun

Flying board

Athletic track

Stop watch

Bell

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Materials

Online Materials

Wikipedia

TtSteady

WikeHow

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Divides the pupils into four groups based on their strengths or height.

Engage groups in short distance race and the other two groups in long distance race and ask them to differentiate between the two race.

10 – 15 minutes long distance race within the school’s compound.

 

MEANING OF LONG DISTANCE RACE

A long distance race is any running event on the track that is longer than 3000m.

This includes such events as the 3000m run, the 3200m run, the two mile run, the three mile run, and so on.

 

EXAMPLES OF LONG DISTANCE RACES

1. 3000 metres

2. 5000 metres

3. 5 miles

4. Marathon

 

 

BASIC TECHNIQUES/SKILLS 

1. START 

It is important to start well in longer races, ensuring that you get away from the start properly and settle in the correct position for you in the race.

 

2. RUNNING ACTION 

This is the actual running of the race.

 

3. PEACE AND STRIDE LENGTH 

The speed isn’t too important, but rather the feeling of running well in a controlled manner, with good form, and with the correct stride length.

 

4. BREATHING 

Learning how to breathe properly while running can help you run faster and longer with less effort, and prevent you from getting painful side aches and stitches during your workout.

 

5. RUNNING TACTICS 

 

6. FINISHING 

This is the marking – out of the race thereby signifying the end of the race.

 

LESSON TWO – THE BENEFITS OF RUNNING 

1. Aids weight loss.

2. Increases bone density.

3. Boosts confidence.

4. Improves mental health.

5. Builds endurance.

6. To continue visit – The Benefits of Running

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Explains and demonstrates the skills involved in long distance races;

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher and practice as demonstrated by the teacher.

3. Supervise the pupils and make corrections.

4. Discusses the benefits of running.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate and state the benefits of running.

5. Writes summary on the board;

Pupil’s Activities – Copy notes from the board.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

 

WORK BOOK 

 

1. Explain the meaning of long distance races.

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List 6 skills involved in long distance races.

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PRACTICE EXERCISES

 

Guides the pupils on basic skills involving long distance races.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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