Lesson Plan: Space Jam-Themed Adapted Physical Education
Objective: To provide an inclusive, engaging physical education experience for students of all abilities, using a 22-minute Space Jam-themed video with both seated and standing options.
Age Group: 4-12th
- Space Jam video (22 minutes)
- Basketballs (optional)
- Chairs for seated students
- Open space for safe movement
Duration: 30 minutes (22 minutes for the video and additional time for setup and cool down)
Warm-Up (5 minutes):
- Gather students and briefly discuss the theme.
- Perform simple stretches and warm-up exercises, adapted for seated and standing students.
Main Activity (22 minutes):
- Video Introduction (2 minutes): Explain how the video will guide the lesson, emphasizing the choice between seated and standing activities.
- Playing the Video (20 minutes): Play the Space Jam-themed video. Ensure students follow along with the video, choosing the option that suits their abilities. Circulate to assist and encourage students, especially in using the basketball for skill-based activities.
Cool Down (3 minutes):
- Lead a group cool-down session with gentle stretching and relaxation exercises, adaptable for all students.
Adaptations for Diverse Needs:
- Seated Options: Provide chair-based versions of all activities.
- Non-Basketball Options: For students who prefer not to use a basketball, offer alternative ways to participate in the activity, like mimicking movements or using hand gestures.
- Visual Aids: Use visual cues for students with auditory challenges.
- Peer Support: Encourage peer-assisted learning for students needing additional support.
- Students demonstrate improved coordination and motor skills through adapted physical activities.
- Students show an understanding of the importance of physical activity for health and well-being.
- Enhanced social skills through participation in a group activity, fostering a sense of teamwork and inclusion.
Reflection and Feedback (Post-Lesson):
- Gather students for a brief discussion on what they enjoyed about the lesson and what they learned.
- Solicit feedback for future adaptations and improvements.