Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
Lesson Plan for Physical Education
Activity Unit: Baseball Lesson Number: 1 Lesson Focus: Hitting/Fielding Duration: 45 minutes
Grade: 7th # of students: 23 Date: 10/4/09
NYS Learning Standards: Equipment/Materials:
1. Knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity,
maintain personal health: perform basic motor and manipulative skills, attain competency in a Various types of soft and hard balls
variety of physical activities and proficiency in a few complex motor and sport activities, design Gloves
personal fitness programs for health-related fitness. Bats
2. Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity. Bases
Understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self- Batting helmets
expression, and communication. Identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe
and positive experience for all participants.
3. Be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage
in physical activity. Be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs. Be
aware of some career options in the field of physical education and sports.
Primary Lesson Objectives and Assessments: Safety Considerations:
Be aware of the ball
Objective: SWBAT hit the ball 4 out of 5 times during a game in class. Watch out for bats
Be aware of fence/dug outs
Objective: SWBAT determine which bases to throw to in a given situation during the game in class.
Objective: SWBAT show how they felt during class by touching a face to show their emotion.
Assessment: Teacher Observation
Objective: Have teams make chants for congrats and encouragement
Assessment: Teacher Observation
Activity Time Class Organization Methods & Procedures Teaching Cues
Instant 5 min Students will come into the area and grab any type of ball that Throwing
Activity they like and a glove. They can use their own glove if they have Step at target.
it. If not there will be some provided. They will get a partner and Spread arms apart
they will line up across from each other. They will then warm up Throw the ball over the top
their arms by playing catch. Once their arms are mostly warm Follow through to opposite
they will begin throwing pop flies and ground balls to each other. hip
Once this is done I will call them back in to the middle.
Hitting Drill 7 min Students will get another partner or remain with the same person. Hitting
They will then take a bat and a “soft” ball. They will find a spot Keep weight balanced
along the fence or wall depending on the area used. One partner Step at ball
will toss the ball up while the other partner hits the ball into the
fence. The person tossing the ball has to make sure to wear a
Follow through around
helmet and stay back from the ball and bat. Each person will hit
10 balls then switch with their partner.
Fielding Drill 10 min The students will all go to a position on the field. The teacher
will then hit the ball: either a pop up or a ground ball and the
player will then throw it to the correct base in the given situation.
After 2 rounds of infield/outfield the outfielders and infielders
will switch positions and do it more.
Game 20 min The class will be split up by the teacher into two teams. In their
respective teams, the students will come up with an
encouragement chant and a congratulations chant. Then the
students will play a game with all of the position filled. The rules
will be the traditional softball rules.
Closure 3 min I will call the students in to the middle again. I will explain to
them that as they leave they need to pick up the equipment then
slap either a sad face, happy face, or medium face for how they
felt about the class they were just in.