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VI. Bowling Unit

Physical Education                                             Jeff Miele



All grade levels:  Opening Exercises


      • Students enter the gym and go directly to their exercise spaces.
      • Various stretches and strength building exercises.
      • Warm-up activity – 45 sec. Timed relay run (cardiovascular endurance)




Activity:  Bowling Unit






                 Bowling:  Bowling has a long and rich history, and is one of the most popular sports in the world.  This unit provides students a basic introduction to bowling as a lifetime recreational activity.  Students will be able to apply the previously learned skill of the underhand throw (roll) to the game of bowling.




               The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to bowling.  This  unit will involve physical strategy, teamwork, communication, cooperation and math skills.






§       To promote enjoyable regular physical activity.


§       To provide comprehensive physical fitness and activity assessments and reporting programs for students.


§       To develop affective, cognitive and behavioral components related to physical activity.


§       To have the student know that regular physical activity contributes to good health, function and well-being and is important throughout a person’s lifetime.




Unit Goals:


  • Introduce students to the basic fundamentals of bowling
  •  Provide students an opportunity to apply movement skills in a game situation
  • Teach students origin and history of bowling
  • Students will learn basic bowling courtesy and etiquette of the game of bowling




Lesson 1




History and origin of bowling and alley set-up, pin numbers and pin placement.


Students will be given information and time to use the website -




  • Students will be given practice-bowling time. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6L




Lesson 2




Students will practice the basic fundamentals of bowling.




Four-step approach is demonstrated and practiced by all students.


  • Measuring four steps from the foul line, aiming at the pins and setting up the pins after rolling the ball. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6




Lesson 3




Students will play a bowling game, undergo a bowling technique assessment by teacher observations. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6


Students will be taught basic bowling courtesy which includes the following items:


  • Stay behind the foul lines at all times.
  • Be ready to bowl when it is your turn.
  • Let the bowler to the right go first, stay out of their field of vision.
  • Do not bother other bowlers as they prepare to bowl.
  • Try your best at all times.
  • Be nice to your teammates.






Daily observation evaluations are made at the conclusion of each class period.


Scores are given for:


  • Participation
  • Sportspersonship
  • Cooperation
  • Attitude
  • Self-responsibility






Adopt an Anchor


  • R3-6.B.2.   Interpretation and Analysis of Fictional and Nonfictional Text  Understand Literary Devices in Nonfictional Text


“Health News’ article




  • MC.1   Geometry


Analyze characteristics & properties of 2&3-dimensional geometric shapes & demonstrate understanding of geometric relationships.  

“Find A Shape/Make A Shape” in the gym