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GYMNASTICS FOR EVERYONE!

EDUCATIONAL, ARTISTIC (OLYMPIC STYLE), RHYTHMIC

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JOHN P. BENNETT
1st edition, 1995, 105 pages, $15.95
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ISBN 978-0-89641-236-1

 

Gymnastics for Everyone is primarily designed for those presently teaching or who will be teaching gymnastics, pre-school through the secondary level. It also can be utilized quite effectively in beginning college and university gymnastics classes and elementary and secondary physical education methods courses at the college and university level.

This book provides information on the three basic types of gymnasics: educational, artistic, and rhythmic. There is also a chapter describing a very helpful transition from educational gymnastic forms to the artistic forms. At the end of each chapter is a list of additional readings for thos who feel a need for more information on the topic. The final section of the book contains a list of resources for equipment, records, and supplies that are related to the field of gymnastics.

As the book was developed, every effort was made to conform to the "Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education Practices for Children" identified in the position statement of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) developed by the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC).

 

CONTENTS

  • PREFACE
    Benefits of Gymnastics
    Gymnastic Preview

  • Chapter 1:  EDUCATIONAL GYMNASTICS
    Introduction
    Thematic Construction
    Movement Content
    Lesson Planning
    Lesson Plan Format
    Teaching Approach
    Themes and Tasks
    Equipment
    Sample Lesson Plan
    Summary
    Additional Readings

  • Chapter 2:  THE "BRIDGE" TO ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
    Introduction
    Dominant Movement Patterns (Static positions, Landings, Rotations, Swing, Spring, Flight and Height)
    Checklist for Dominant Movement Patterns
    Summary
    Additional Readings

  • Chapter 3:  ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS (OLYMPIC STYLE)
    Introduction
    Warm-up Activities
    Floor Exercise
    Vaulting
    Balance Beam
    Uneven Parallel Bars
    Parallel Bars
    Horizontal Bar
    Rings
    Pommel Horse
    Organizing the Program
    Lesson Plan Content and Sample
    Evaluation
    Summary
    Additional Readings

  • Chapter 4: RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
    Introduction
    Fundamental Movement Patterns
    Ropes
    Balls
    Hoops
    Ribbons
    Clubs
    Games — Developmental and Creative
    Organizing the Program
    Lesson Plan Content and Sample
    Evaluation
    Summary
    Additional Readings

  • GYMNASTIC'S RESOURCES

 

About the Author

John P. Bennett is an associate professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where most of his efforts are focused on teacher preparation. He has taught health and physical education at seven elementary schools, one high school and three other universities. In addition, he served in the public schools as a central office K-12 supervisor of health, physical education, driver education, and athletics. Prior to his arrival at UNCW, he served as the state director of the Healthful Living Education Section in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.Presently he is serving as president of the AAHPERD (American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance). John received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, his master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his doctoral degree from Northern Illinois Univeristy. He has made numerous presentations at the international, national, regional, state and local levels on topics related to health and fitness. He has authored many articles and textbook contributions.

 

 

 

 

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