The central idea for our grade one Target Games unit is "Sending an object towards a target requires kicking, hitting, or throwing with control." The line of inquiry we are presently focusing on is "An inquiry into the different ways to send an object towards a target."
The class was divided into 4 groups. Each group had the responsibility of setting up their own 5-target course. They had to work together and demonstrate that they were 'Thinkers' as the 5 targets needed to be spread out all over the gym with no two successive targets even remotely close to one another. Once the course was set up, they had to take turns maneuvering their way through the course taking turns either hitting, throwing, or rolling (each course worked on a different delivery method). They had to keep track of how many throws, hits, or rolls it took for them to complete the course and record the number on their assessment sheets. They then went on to the next station and repeated process until all four stations had been completed.
Materials needed: see slide show below
Improvement Needed: I assumed that the teams would finish each station approximately the same time. However the cricket station took much longer. I quickly got more equipment and let teams move on to the next station even if the other team was still on it. It worked great because even if two teams were on the same course, they were aiming for different targets.