Help students gain the foundation of knowledge they need to teach physical education effectively. Teach future teachers how to address students individual needs while making physical education fun for everyone. Provide more than 60 proven, ready-to-use lesson plans to save teachers preparation time. Elementary school teachers are often called on to teach physical education, and this textbook is specially designed to prepare elementary education majors to meet this challenge effectively. Its also an excellent text for classes that combine physical education majors and nonmajors. Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers, Second Edition, has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of veteran teachers who are respected authors in the field of physical education. Theyve included the following new content and helpful textbook features: Expanded ancillaries for course instructors More than 60 reproducible lesson plans that students can learn from in class and continue to draw on as they begin their teaching careers A handy lesson plan finder Sidebars with examples of how to put concepts into practice New mastery activities at the end of each chapter A glossary of key terms Authors Thomas, Lee, and Thomas write in an engaging style that is easily accessible to studentsno unexplained concepts or confusing jargon. They include all the essential information that future teachers need for implementing quality elementary physical education: Why successful physical education teaching is important to the mission of elementary schools Six aspects of child development that affect physical education instruction, including specific guidelines for addressing individual students needs How to plan the physical education curriculum, get and stay organized for teaching, and manage classes effectively Instructional techniques, methods of assessment, and ways to continue learning and refining your teaching methods Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers, Second Edition, explains how teachers can achieve positive, measurable elementary physical education outcomes based on national standards, even if theyre not physical education specialists. The text also provides future teachers with practical tools to help them achieve those outcomes in a way that makes physical education fun and relevant for every child.