Thank you for participating in our Shifting Gears bicycle education program for second graders. Please find the program overview and curricular resources here for your reference and use.
View lesson goals and resources by lesson:
Preparing Students for the 6-lesson Unit
Prior to the unit, the teacher will introduce the bicycle to the students and the parts of the bike. Being a safe pedestrian will be introduced to help familiarize students with street signs, intersections, and sidewalks. The unit will build upon students’ prior knowledge by allowing them to recognize parts of the bike to help with performing an ABC Quick Safety Check and being safe in the community when walking or riding a bike.
Measuring Student Learning
Teachers will use the bike riding assessment and pre-assessment checklist to measure students proficiency in the designated skills.
- Use the bike riding pre-assessment in lessons 1 and 2 to help gauge materials and plan for lessons 3, 4 and 5.
- The bike riding assessment checklist will be used during lessons 3, 4 and 5.
These additional resources are available to support your delivery of the Shifting Gears curriculum:
National Physical Education Standards
Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.