Martial Arts – Meaning (Types and Importance) and History of Wrestling (Primary 4)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 4

THEME: MARTIAL ARTS 

PREVIOUS LESSON – IMPORTANCE OF MARTIAL ARTS

TOPIC – WRESTLING 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Meaning of Wrestling

2. Types of Wrestling

3. History of Wrestling

4. Importance of Wrestling

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. State briefly history of wrestling.

2. Differentiate between traditional and modern wrestling.

3. State the importance of wrestling.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Open space and sandy surface.

2. Mats

3. Charts

4. Textbooks

5. Video clips, etc.

 

 

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 – Fitness and Fun, A Physical and Health Education Course for Primary School 4

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant links

Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Physical and Health Education Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

Scheme of Work Third Term Physical and Health Education Basic 4

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION (WRESTLING) 

Wrestling is a sport in which two people fight and try to throw each other to the ground or hold down on the ground.

 

 

HISTORY OF WRESTLING 

Wrestling was one of the events during the first ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC held in Athens in Greece. However, countries like Italy, Egypt, China, America and Britain have used wrestling for defence, survival and competition during ceremonies.

In 1860, the Romans developed some rules and regulations guiding wrestling competition. Wrestling continued to become popular, and is well known till now.

 

TYPES OF WRESTLING 

1. Traditional Wrestling

Africans have been doing traditional wrestling as part of ceremonies. Traditional wrestling is different from modern wrestling in the type of dresses or costumes that the wrestlers wear. Various traditional names are given to wrestling, like Mgba in Igbo, Kokawa in Hausa, and Ijakadi in Yoruba.

 

2. Modern Wrestling 

This is organised wrestling with rules and regulations. It is governed by the International Wrestling Federation, which has branches in nearly all countries. There are two types of modern wrestling, namely Greco-Roman wrestling and freestyle wrestling.

 

IMPORTANCE OF WRESTLING

1. It builds up the muscles of the body..

2. It develops self confidence.

3. It builds endurance skills.

4..It develops self defence skills.

5. It encourages professionalism.

6. It is a good source of recreation.

7. It helps to make one fit.

8. It is a show of strength.

10. It promotes mental alertness.

11. It helps to exercise the whole body.

 

 

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. Narrates the history of wrestling;

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher.

3. Discusses types of wrestling – traditional wrestling and modern wrestling;

Pupil’s Activities – Participate in class discussion.

4. Importance of importance wrestling;

Pupil’s Activities – State the importance of wrestling.

 

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:

1. Narrate briefly the history of wrestling.

2. Mention types of wrestling.

3. State the importance of wrestling..

 

 

 

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