Physical Education Activity Handbook, 13th edition

  • Jerre McManama

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The Physical Education Activity Handbook, Thirteenth Edition provides existing and future physical education teachers with the content knowledge and teaching techniques they need to offer their students a chance to learn a wide range of engaging activities. More than 40 activities are explained, with essential information such as equipment, rules, skills and techniques, teaching and learning strategies, and a comprehensive reference section for further expertise. Activity chapters instruct the reader in three key areas: what the activity is, how to do it, and how to teach it to others. Using this text, teachers and teachers-in-training alike will be fully prepared to offer their students a varied learning experience that is engaging, exciting, and meaningful.


The Thirteenth Edition features the addition of Zumba and Pilates content, new instructive web links in the end of chapter material, and updated instructions and photos.

Table of contents

1. Considerations for Effective Skill Learning

2. Principles of Physical Fitness

3. Aerobic Dance and Zumba

4. Archery

5. Badminton

6. Basketball

7. Bowling

8. Cycling

9. Dance

  • Country Western Dance
  • Social Dance
  • Square Dance
  • Hip Hop Dance

10. Field Hockey

11. Football: Flag and Touch

12. Golf

13. Gymnastics and Tumbling

14. Handball and Racquetball

15. Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking

16. Lacrosse

17. Orienteering

18. Recreational Sports

  • Angling
  • Floor Hockey
  • Flying Disc (includes Disc Golf & Ultimate Frisbee)
  • Horseshoes
  • Pickle-ball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Table Tennis

19. Skating: Inline

20. Soccer

21. Softball

22. Speedball

23. Swimming, Diving, Water Exercise, and Fitness Swimming

  • Swimming and Diving
  • Water Exercise
  • Fitness Swimming

24. Team Handball

25. Tennis

26. Track and Field

27. Volleyball

28. Weight Training

29. Yoga

30. Lifetime Activities

  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skin Diving
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Rock climbing

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Published by Pearson (February 14th 2013) - Copyright © 2014