This is a lesson I did last semester and i thought maybe someone else would like to use it.
I. Lesson Topic : Team Handball
II. Lesson Goal: Introduce the students to the basic rules of team handball. Review the fundamental steps needed to execute the proper techniques on how to play team handball. Agility, Team Work, Hand Eye Coordination.
III. Behavioral Objectives:
A. Psychomotor – The 5th & 6th grade students will be able to successfully pass and catch a ball with their partners, use proper defensive techniques, throw the ball from outside the 3-point line, turn and pass the ball, and defend the goal.
B. Cognitive – The 5th & 6th grade student will be able to comprehend key words that will be used to correctly to play team handball (Pass, Catch, Throw, Defend, Goal Tending, Team Work)
C. Affective – The 5th & 6th grade students will be able to express teamwork and cooperative learning through practicing the game of team handball and demonstrate good sportsmanship while playing Team Handball and have a positive attitude, cooperate, and exhibit teamwork while practicing passing and catching drills.
IV. Equipment & Supplies:
A. 6 Foam Balls.
B. 4-6 Cones.
C. 2 Goals if available.
D. Music (I-Pod) & I-Pod Speakers.
E. 10 Jerseys / Pennies.
F. Duct Tape.
I. Stop Watch
J. Measuring Tape
K. Signs indicating which station.
V. Procedure / Content:
A. Description of Activity:
The anticipatory set is based off of the game, team handball. The lesson focus will consist of there being 4 different stations: 1. Pass and catch a ball with their partners. 2. Throw the ball from outside the 3-point line. 3. Turn and pass the ball. 4. Defend the goal.
The students will be placed in the middle of the gymnasium to discuss what will be planned for the class. After the students finish the various stations the game ‘Team Handball' introduced and will later be played.
B. Lesson Development
1. Anticipatory Set (1-2 minutes)
a. Can anyone think of a game that is just like soccer but you use your hands instead of your feet? Team Handball. Team Handball has origins as far back as Ancient Greece and Rome. Today, Team Handball is an Olympic sport. However, no U.S. Handball team, Men's or Women's, has never even medaled. Well we are going to see if we can do better. Today, I want you to imagine that you are a Team Handball Olympic Athlete and you need to get in shape for the Olympics coming up this August. The first part of your training is a wide variety of the aspects of the game. Then when you complete that you will be ready for the game.
2. Lesson Focus (5-7 minutes)
a. There will be 4 stations throughout the gym (1. Pass and catch a ball with their partners. 2. Throw the ball from outside the 3-point line. 3. Turn and pass the ball. 4. Defend the goal.). I will properly demonstrate what happens at every station.
b. I will have to boys line up at one line and the girls at the other. The students will count off by fours and whatever number they get, that's what number station the student will start at. Except the girls will count 1,2,3,4 and the boys will count 4,3,2,1.
c. Each student will be at each station for little over one minute. Then I will blow the whistle which means they will have to move clockwise.
d. Each group will have 3-5 students.
e. After completing all the stations, the students will be ready for the Culminating Activity.
3. Culminating Activity (Game) (4-5 minutes)
a. Introduce ‘Team Handball' and the rules. Two teams, objective is to score the most points by throwing the ball in a net from outside the 3-point or goal area.
b. The size of the court is the regulation basketball court.
c. If the ball hits the ground, a player goes into the three point line, a player hold on the ball for longer than 3-5 sec., a player with the ball steps out of bounds, the ball goes out of bounds, a player takes more than 3 steps, rough contact, bad sportsmanship, and/or kicking the ball, the ball will be turned over to the opposing team, and in severe cases there could be a penalty shot. If an offensive player enters the goal area, the ball will be turned over to the other team. If a defensive player enters the goal area, there will be a penalty shot.
d. Teams will alternate goalies throughout the game. Hopefully, every student will be able to play goalie. I will tell them when to switch.
e. I will tell the students when to switch positions.
f. Teams are required to have at least a certain number of girls touch the ball before it can be thrown at the goal. It depends on how many there are. At first only one or two girls have to touch the ball. Throughout the game the number of players having to tough it will increase. Later in the game, everyone on the team has to touch the ball.
g. Play does not stop, after a goal; the ball is immediately thrown into play by the goalie. To make the game go quicker.
h. For safety reasons, since the goals are not available, the goalies can't go outside the regulation basketball court.
Teams will be divided by what number they received at the beginning of the lesson (what station to go to). 1 & 4 vs. 2 & 3. One team will wear jerseys/pennies and the other will receive the ball first.
VI. Cue Words of the Lesson:
A. Pass, Catch, Defend, Team Work, Throw, Goal Tending, 3-Point Line.
A. NAPSE Standards- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
VIII. Safety Emphasis:
A. Don't run into walls
B. Don't run into each other.
C. Don't play rough.
D. Stay out of the 3-point line.
E. Goalies need to be safe around the walls.
F. Safety First!
G. Stay in the regulation basketball court.
H. Have FUN!!!
Pangrazi, Robert P. (2006). Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children (15th edition). California: Benjamin Cummings.
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Cooperative Handball, Retrieved March 29, 2008 from http://www.pecentral.com/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=773
Team Handball, Retrieved March 30, 2008