Trust Me

A. Wills
Multiple Subject Teacher

This lesson will allow students to practice teamwork and trust building, as well as working on directionality for younger students.

Grade Level: 3 - 8th

Subject: P.E.

Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes

Objectives & Outcomes

The learners will work on building trust while working together to complete a simple obstacle course.

Materials Needed

  • Mats (for safety)
  • Simple obstacles that can easily be completed, blindfolded
  • Cones, mats, jump rope, board (something to step over)
  • * Have enough stuff to set up 2 or 3 obstacles if possible

Procedure

Opening to Lesson

  • Begin by explaining to students that trust is a two way street.
  • You need to trust your partner in this obstacle course, because they are going to help complete the obstacle course.
  • Have students choose a partner or assign pairs.

Body of Lesson

  • Have students walk the obstacle course without blindfolds first and demonstrate how to complete each obstacle. (Around cones, step over a jump rope, walk on a straight line made of tape, etc).
  • Now have students work in pairs to complete the obstacle. Once one partner has completed the course, have the partners switch places.
    • Example Partner 1 (blindfolded)
    • Partner 2: Take one giant step forward and step over the jump rope.
    • Partner 1: does as asked.
    • Partner 2: Walk forward slowly, now go to the right around the first cone and stop
    • Partner 1: does as asked
    • Partner 2: Continues through obstacles
    • Have partners switch places after complete

Closing

  • Have students discuss whether it was harder to give directions or follow and why.

Assessment & Evaluation

Students will work together in pairs, one being blindfolded at a time, to complete an obstacle course. Pairs will take turns giving the partner directions to complete the simple obstacles. Evaluation will be based on giving and following proper directions.

Modification & Differentiation

Make obstacles accessible by all students.

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