Shifting Gears Curriculum & Resources

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.


Lesson Plans

View or download all six lessons.

View lesson goals and resources by lesson:

Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4 | Lesson 5 | Lesson 6: Coming soon


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.

Bicycle Safety Video

Measuring Student Learning

Teachers will use the bike riding assessment and pre-assessment checklist to measure students proficiency in the designated skills.

Additional Resources

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.


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