This textbook focuses on research in movement integration and the benefits of physical activity to the child's physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. It includes research on and suggestions for integrating movement into English-language arts, mathematics, science and social studies for lower and upper elementary students. Though the textbook is specifically aimed at elementary-level teachers, secondary teachers and pre-service teachers can modify the activities to fit their lessons as well.
Stacia C. Miller is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Midwestern State University, Texas, USA. Her research interests are kinesiology, physical activity, and teacher education. Suzanne F. Lindt is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Learning at Midwestern State University, Texas, USA. In addition to movement integration, her research interests focus on classroom engagement and motivation.
Chapter 1 Movement Integration: What is it and why should we do it?.- Chapter 2 Decreasing Perceived Barriers and Enhancing Facilitators of Movement Integration.- Chapter 3 Using this Textbook to Effectively Plan for Movement Integration.- Chapter 4 Integrating Movement in the Language Arts.- Chapter 5 Lessons Plans for Moving in the Language Arts Classroom.- Chapter 6 Movement in the Science Classroom.- Chapter 7 Lesson Plans for Moving in the Science Classroom.- Chapter 8 Movement in the Social Studies Classroom.- Chapter 9 Lesson Plans for Moving in the Social Studies.- Chapter 10 Movement in the Math Classroom.- Chapter 11 Lesson Plans for Movement in the Mathematics Classroom.