PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
WEEK 4 – MEANING AND BASIC SKILLS INVOLVED IN MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES
WEEK 5 – PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES
THEME – ATHLETICS (TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS)
TOPIC:MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES
Middle distance races are track races longer than short distance races. Middle distance races covered the following races:
- 800 m
- 1500 m
- Mile run and 8000 m (it may also be classified as middle distance races.
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to –
- mention the skills involved in middle distance races;
- list the skills involved in middle distance races;
- perform the take off action;
- perform proper arm action, running and finish.
School Annual Inter – House Sports Races
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
- Whistle or starting gun
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.
- Scheme of Work
- 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
- Course Book
- All Relevant Material
- Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
INTRODUCTION – MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES
Middle distance race covers the 800 metres and 1500 metres track events.
The 800 metres, or 800 meters, is a common track running event. It is the shortest common middle distance running event.
The 1500 metres or 1500 metres run is the first middle distance track event in athletics.
SKILLS INVOLVED IN MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES
1. The Start/Standing position – The runners assume the standing position following the command – “on your marks” and the “go”.
2. The Arm action – The arms and hands are carried lower and the heels touching the ground.
3. The Stride/Take off – The stride is natural and the race is slower than that in the sprint.
4. The Running – This is the actual running of the race.
5. The Finish – This is the marking – out of the race thereby signifying the end of the race.
- To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
- To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
- Explains the skills involved in middle distance races;
- Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher and copy from the board.
- Demonstrates the skills involved in middle distance races;
- Pupil’s Activities – Practice all skills as demonstrated by the teacher.
- Observes pupils demonstration and make corrections.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Next Lesson – Relay (Track Events)
1. Middle distance race covers ___________________ and ___________________ metres track events.
Mention 5 skills involved in middle distance races.
PRACTICAL EXERCISES (4 marks)
Discuss and demonstrate 2nd and 3rd skills involved in middle distance race.