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Physical Education 1B: Bowling & Cycling

Course Description

Students acquire knowledge about movement and skills that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan. Students in Individual Sports are expected to participate in a wide range of sports that can be pursued for a lifetime. The continued development of health-related fitness and the selection of individual sport activities that are enjoyable is a major objective of this course. In this course, students will participate in Bowling and Cycling. (Note: This course requires physical exertion equal to that of the regular physical education class. Students who have any doubt as to their physical condition should consult a physician before attempting this course.)

Required Course Materials

  • Wiedman, Doug. Bowling: Steps to Success. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2006. ISBN 0–7360–5528–2
  • Sidwells, Chris. Complete Bike Book. DK Publishing. 2003. ISBN 0–7566–1427–9
  • Requires access to bowling alley, bowling shoes and bowling ball.
  • Requires access to a multi-speed bicycle and a safe place to ride.

Recommended Course Materials

A bicycle helmet.

Course Lesson Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 70 percent of your graded assignments have been completed, graded, and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: None

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 12
Total Number of Activities: 36
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 12
Instructor Graded: 12

Unit 1: Components of Fitness
Lesson 1: Components of Fitness
  Activity 1: Evaluating Your Fitness Level
  Activity 2: Selecting Exercises
  Graded Assignment

Unit 2: Bowling
Lesson 1: Introduction to Bowling
  Activity 1: The Sport of Bowling
  Activity 2: The Bowling Grip
  Activity 3: Mind-Set and Motor Learning
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 2: Technique: The Stance, Approach, and the Swing
  Activity 4: Beginning the Approach with a Solid Stance
  Activity 5: Moving Our Feet with Timing and Efficiency
  Activity 6: Swinging for Power and Accuracy
 Graded Assignment

Lesson 3: Developing Balance, Timing, and an Effective Release
  Activity 7: Finishing the Approach in Balance
  Activity 8: Coordinating the Steps and the Swing
  Activity 9: Creating an Effective Release
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 4: Adjustments for Success and Implementing the Strike and Spare Systems
  Activity 10: Adjusting the Stance, Swing, and Release
  Activity 11: Adjusting the Line to the Strike Pocket
  Activity 12: Using a Spare–Shooting System
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 5: Adjusting to Lane Conditions and Competitive Bowling
  Activity 13: Adjusting to Lane Conditions
  Activity 14: Bowling Competitively
  Graded Assignment

Unit 3: Cycling
Lesson 1: Introduction to Cycling
  Activity 1: Introduction to Cycling, Getting Started, and the Bicycles
  Activity 2: Health Tips, Road Safety, and Touring
  Activity 3: Anatomy of a Bike
  Activity 4: Conclusion
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 2: Road Riding Techniques and Strategies
  Activity 5: Adjusting Position, Braking, Changing Gears, and Pedaling
  Activity 6: Cornering, Climbing, and Descending
  Activity 7: Cycling Safety
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 3: Off–Road Techniques and Strategies
  Activity 8: Adjusting Position, Improving Balance, Braking, and Changing Gears
  Activity 9: Cornering, Riding Singletrack, Climbing, and Descending
  Activity 10: Bunny-hopping, Drop-offs, Jumping, and Adverse Trail Surfaces
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 4: Developing a Riding Program for Health and Fitness, and Competitive Training
  Activity 11: Health and Fitness
  Activity 12: Personal Goal Setting
  Activity 13: Cycling Fitness Program
  Activity 14: Competitive Cycling
  Activity 15: Evaluation of a Cycling Event
  Graded Assignment

Lesson 5: Maintaining Your Bike
  Activity 16: Workshop Principles, Tools, Bike Cleaning, and Safetly Checks
  Activity 17: Basic Repairs
  Activity 18: Repairing a Tire and More Basic Repairs
  Activity 19: Cycling Fitness Training Review
  Graded Assignment

Unit 4: Post–Fitness
Lesson 1: Post–Fitness
  Activity 1: Re–evaluating Your Fitness Levels
  Graded Assignment

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