Long Distance Races – Meaning and Basic Skills of Long Distance Race | The Benefits of of Running Primary 6 (Basic 6) – Physical and Health Education

Last Updated on September 16, 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

5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. list the skills involved in long distance races;

2. perform skills.

3. state the benefits of running.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOURS

The pupils can differentiate between short and middle distance races.

 

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 1 – INTRODUCTION 

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 2 – 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

 

LESSON 3 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT

 

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. Take pupils out to the field, organize them according to their age group for short, middle and long distance races.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in races.

 

3. Ask pupils to state the difference among the races.

Pupil’s Activities – Different between short, middle and long distance races.

4. 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. Leads a discuss on the benefits of running.

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

5. Summarizes the lessons on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher instructed.

 

CONCLUSION

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

 

NEXT LESSON

Track Events – 4 x 400 Relay Race – Basic Skills of Relay Race Primary 6 (BASIC 6) – Physical and Health Education

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to:

1. Explain the meaning of long distance races.

 

2. List 6 skills involved in long distance races.

3. State 5 benefits of running.