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Volleyball Deck of Cards

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Physical Education


3, 4


This learning activity focuses on the previously taught volleyball skills of setting, forearm pass, and overhand/underhand serving. Students will break off into partners around the gym. Place playing cards face down on the floor in places that are easily accessed by students on either side of the net but are out of the playing area. On the teacher's signal, the activity begins. The partner without the ball will go draw a playing card and bring it back to their partner. Each type of card stands for an activity: Spades - underhand/overhand serve, Clubs - overhead set, Diamonds - forearm pass, Hearts - any exercise (jumping jacks, push-ups, etc.). After a designated amount of time, rotate partners.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 3


    Demonstrate volleying a ball with an underhand and overhand technique with a partner.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 4


    Demonstrate volleying a ball using a two-hand overhead and underhand technique, sending it upwards toward a target.

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