Physical Education K to 12

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Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that you may find useful in preparing for the exam. Each resource is linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.

This bibliography is representative of the most important and most comprehensive texts as reflected in the competencies and skills. The Florida Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.

  1. Behnke, R. S. (2006). Kinetic anatomy (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Discusses the relationship of mechanical principles of motion to various forms of movement.

  2. Brooks, G., Fahey, T., & Baldwin, K. (2004). Exercise physiology: Human bioenergetics and its applications (4th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

    Covers training principles and guidelines to improve personal fitness.

  3. Buck, M., Lund, J., Harrison, J., & Blakemore Cook, C. (2007). Instructional strategies for secondary school physical education (6th ed). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

    Presents key concepts related to various curriculum models, developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, and learning theories of human development. Discusses factors associated with the development of social and emotional health through physical activity. Includes a review of legal liabilities applicable to physical education.

  4. Cooper Institute. (2007). Fitnessgram Activitygram Test Administration Manual. M. Meredith, G. Welk, Eds. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Provides comprehensive analysis of appropriate physical fitness assessment strategies.

  5. Corbin, C. (2010). Fitness for life: Elementary school guide for wellness coordinators. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Explores the various benefits derived from participation in physical activities. Introduces strategies for advocating for the physical education field.

  6. Corbin, C., LeMasurier, G., & Lambdin, D. (2007). Fitness for life: Middle school. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Presents thorough analysis of strategies for improving student levels of health-related physical fitness and using data from physical fitness assessments. Reviews health-related components in personal fitness programs. Covers learning theories of human development and the relationship of mechanical principles of motion to various forms of movement.

  7. Corbin, C. & Lindsey, R. (2007). Fitness for life (5th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Examines the roles of nutrition and exercise in meeting the needs of students. Reviews training principles and guidelines for improving physical fitness and exercises that benefit major muscle groups.

  8. Corbin, C., Welk, G., Corbin, W., & Welk, K. (2007). Concepts of fitness and wellness: A comprehensive lifestyle approach (7th ed.). Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill.

    Analyzes the roles of nutrition and exercise in meeting the needs of students. Discusses health risks and benefits associated with physical activity, exercises that benefit major muscle groups, and contributions of physical education to health, wellness, and physical fitness. Covers the development of social and emotional health through physical activity and the benefits that occur through participation in physical activities.

  9. Fronske, Hilda. (2003). Teaching cues for sport skills (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: B. Cummings.

    Details developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, techniques, and research-based teaching methods that promote student learning. Introduces assessment strategies for use within the psychomotor domain and terminology related to physical education.

  10. Graham, G. (2008). Teaching children physical education: Becoming a master teacher (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Presents motivational theories, techniques, and differentiated instructional practices that enhance student learning. Includes strategies to create and sustain an effective learning environment and reviews behavioral management techniques that enhance student learning.

  11. Graham, G., Holt-Hale, S., & Parker, M. (1987). Children moving: A teacher's guide to developing a successful physical education program. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company.

    Offers definitive coverage of developmentally appropriate movement skills and concepts related to physical education. Explores factors involved in curriculum planning, methods for including national and state standards in curriculum design, and principles of long- and short-term planning. Examines human growth and development and motor learning as related to physical education.

  12. Graham, G., Holt-Hale, S., & Parker, M. (2004). Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical education (6th ed.). Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill.

    Discusses fundamental movement patterns and mechanical principles of motion.

  13. Hastie, P., & Martin, E. (2006). Teaching elementary physical education: Strategies for the classroom teacher. San Francisco, CA: Pearson.

    Reviews principles of long- and short-term planning and developmentally appropriate practices related to human growth and development. Outlines appropriate action for care and prevention of injuries in physical education and safety considerations for a variety of physical activity settings.

  14. Himberg, C., Hutchinson, G., & Roussell, J. (2003). Teaching secondary physical education: Preparing adolescents to be active for life. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Explores developmentally appropriate practices related to human growth and development.

  15. Hopple, C. (2005). Elementary physical education teaching & assessment: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Covers principles of long- and short-term planning to maximize learner participation and success. Discusses fundamental movement patterns and methods in which skill-related fitness affects performance. Includes strategies for advocating for the physical education field.

  16. Lumpkin, A. (2005). Introduction to physical education, exercise science, and sport studies. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

    Presents thorough coverage of the history and philosophy of the physical education profession. Discusses assessment strategies for use in the psychomotor domain and identifies resources for enhancing the improvement of physical educators.

  17. Lund, J. (2000). Creating rubrics for physical education. Reston, VA: National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

    Offers assessment strategies for curriculum design, lesson planning, and program evaluation.

  18. Lund, J. & Tannehill, D. (2009). Standards-based physical education curriculum development (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

    Identifies cross-curricular content and concepts for designing and developing physical education learning experiences. Discusses the use of national and state standards to design and develop curricula. Covers principles of long- and short-term planning to maximize learner participation and success.

  19. Lynn, S. (2007). Seminar in physical education: From student teaching to teaching students. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Presents strategies for advocating for the physical education field.

  20. Mechikoff, R. & Estes, S. (2010). A history and philosophy of sport and physical education: From ancient civilizations to the modern world (5th edition). New York: McGraw Hill.

    Provides comprehensive coverage of the history and philosophy of the physical education profession.

  21. Metzler, M. (2006). Instructional models for physical education. New Jersey: Pearson.

    Examines the role of physical education and physical activity in developing responsible behaviors and values. Reviews the characteristics of various curriculum models. Details factors associated with the development of social and emotional health through physical activity.

  22. Mohnsen, B. (2008). Teaching middle school physical education (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Outlines assessment strategies for curriculum design, lesson planning, and program evaluation. Covers rules and strategies for various games and sport situations. Explores the use of technology in physical education to support cross-curricular learning.

  23. Mohnsen, B.S. (2004). Assessing concepts: Secondary biomechanics. Reston, VA: National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

    Discusses appropriate uses of technology in physical education.

  24. Mohnsen, B.S. (2010). Using technology in physical education (7th ed.). Cerritos, CA: Bonnie's Fitware.

    Contains comprehensive coverage of the appropriate use of technology for physical education. Includes procedures for selecting and maintaining appropriate physical education equipment and facilities.

  25. National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (2004). Moving into the future: National standards for physical education (2nd ed.). Reston, VA: National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

    Details the use of national and state standards to design and develop curricula.

  26. National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (2005). Physical education for lifelong fitness: The physical best teacherís guide (2nd ed.). Reston, VA: National Association of Sport and Physical Education.

    Provides strategies for improving student levels of health-related physical fitness and using data from physical fitness assessments. Covers health risks and benefits associated with physical activity. Includes a discussion about principles and guidelines for improving personal fitness and opportunities for community participation in physical activities.

  27. National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (2008). PE Metrics: Assessing the national standards (Standard 1: Elementary). Reston, VA: National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

    Details the use of national and state standards to design and develop curricula.

  28. Pangrazi, R. & Darst, P. (2009). Dynamic physical education for secondary students (6th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson.

    Explores historical events and trends that have influenced the physical education profession. Covers principles of motor development, motor learning, and fundamental movement patterns. Emphasizes the effect of skill-related fitness components on performance. Includes a thorough review of laws, legislation, and liabilities pertaining to physical education and presents safety considerations for physical activity settings. Also presents procedures for selecting and maintaining appropriate equipment and facilities.

  29. Pangrazi, R. & Dauer, V. P. (1992). Dynamic physical education for elementary school children. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

    Discusses the relationship of mechanical principles of motion to various forms of movement.

  30. Powers, S. & Howley, E. (2008). Exercise physiology: Theory and application to fitness and performance. Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill.

    Focuses on the adaptation of human body systems to physical activity. Also reviews health risks and benefits associated with physical activity.

  31. Prentice, W. (2008). Essentials of Athletic Injury Management (7th ed.). Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill.

    Introduces exercises benefiting the bodyís major muscle groups. Covers the care and prevention of injuries in physical education and legal liabilities applicable to physical education.

  32. Prentice, W. & Arnheim, D. (2009). Arnheimís principles of athletic training: A competency based approach (13th ed.). Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill.

    Discusses the care and prevention of injuries in physical education and safety considerations for a variety of physical education settings.

  33. Rink, J. (2010). Teaching physical education for learning (6th ed.). Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill.

    Provides comprehensive coverage of developmentally appropriate physical education instructional strategies and strategies that promote an effective learning environment. Analyzes the use of learning theories and knowledge of human development in constructing a positive learning environment. Covers the principles of motor development and motor learning and principles of sequential progression of motor skill development. Includes a review of sequentially progressive activities promoting skill acquisition and opportunities for community participation in physical activities. Explores the role of physical education in understanding diversity and appropriate assessment strategies. Offers a review of appropriate uses of technology for physical education instruction and assessment.

  34. Schmottlach, N., McManama, J., & Hicks, L. (2010). The physical education activity handbook (12th ed.). San Francisco, CA: B. Cummings.

    Offers a thorough review of safety considerations, rules, strategies, and terminology related to physical education. Includes coverage of motivational theories and techniques, principles of sequential development of motor skills, appropriate prompts and cues for teaching movement skills, and the effect of skill-related fitness on performance. Outlines the use of technology in physical education to support cross-curricular learning.

  35. Siedentop, D. (2009). Introduction to physical education, fitness, and sport (7th ed.). Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill.

    Provides analysis of the goals and values of physical education. Covers the characteristics of various curriculum models and multiple factors affecting curriculum planning. Introduces strategies addressing diverse student needs and factors associated with the development of social and emotional health through physical activity. Outlines legal liabilities applicable to physical education and professional development experiences to enhance teacher effectiveness.

  36. Stokes, R., Moore, C., & Schultz, S. (1996). Personal fitness and you (2nd ed.). Winston-Salem, NC: Hunter Textbooks.

    Reviews physical fitness assessments and strategies for improving student levels of physical fitness. Offers guidelines for improving physical fitness. Analyzes factors associated with the development of social and emotional health through physical activity. Presents terminology and safety considerations for various physical activity settings.

  37. Stokes, R. & Schultz, S. (2009). Get active! get fit! a middle school approach. Winston-Salem, NC: Hunter Textbooks.

    Discusses the health-related components of a personal fitness program. Explores factors associated with the development of social and emotional health through physical activity.

  38. Williams, C.S., Harageones, E.G., Johnson, D.J., & Smith, C.D. (2005). Personal fitness: Looking good, feeling good (5th ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

    Details the effects of skill-related fitness on performance. Examines the roles of nutrition and exercise in meeting student needs; the risks and benefits of physical activity; benefits of exercises that benefit major muscle groups; and the contributions of physical education to lifetime health, wellness, and physical fitness. Also covers appropriate physical fitness assessment strategies for use within physical education.

  39. Winnick, J.P. (2005). Adapted physical education and sport (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Reviews historical events and trends that have influenced the physical education profession. Introduces characteristics of various curriculum models, strategies and adaptations that address the needs of diverse students and the role of physical education in developing an understanding of diversity. Discusses the use of learning theories and knowledge of human development to support psychomotor, cognitive, and affective development. Includes coverage of authentic and traditional assessment strategies for use within the psychomotor domain, major state and federal legislation that impacts physical education, and the use of technology in physical education.

 


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