ACP Lesson Plan
|Title: Physical Workplace Readiness||Author: Christine Reinke|
|Subject(s): Physical Education|
|Grade Level(s):10,11,12||Total Time: 80 minutes|
Overview / Description: Students will work in small groups and prepare an appropriate work readiness warmup program based on a particular company that they are assigned.
Learning goals/objectives: After completing this activity, students should be able to . . .
- evaluate various businesses and types of physical movement
- discuss their findings
- present a 4-5 minute warmup for employees at a business
- relate physical education to the workplace
Workplace Readiness Skill:
|x||Attitude and Initiative||x||Planning and Organization|
Wisconsin Physical Education Standards
5:4:A3 Works with peers willingly, regardless of skill level and individual
differences in partner and small group situations
2:4:A3 Examines the physical, emotional, cognitive, and scientific factors
that affect performance and explains the relationship between
2:4:A1 Develops an appropriate conditioning program for a sport or
lifetime fitness activity.
Model Academic Standards for School Counseling
Academic Development Domain
Content Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.
● Core Performance Standard 1: Understand how to relate school to life experiences.
1. List of 7 or 8 local businesses that have physical labor as part of the employment.
2. Computer for research
3. Printer availability
WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)
|Learning Activity Task||WHO is responsible||Approximate time for task|
|Step 1: Create a list of 7 or 8 local businesses that have physical labor as part of the employment. Put them on notecards so students can choose one. (i.e. local examples = KI, Aarrowcast, Red Rooster, World Wide Signs, Morton Builders, Knope Heating and Cooling, Tweet Garot, Bonduel School District)||Teacher||15 minutes|
|Step 2: Have students research what type of physical work is done. Students will write a paragraph on what they found.||Students||30 minutes|
|Step 3: Students will design a 4-5 minute warmup for the class based on the research of their business(students will type up all moves)||Students||30 minutes|
|Step 4: Students will present their warmup to the class along with their research information.(Students will turn in the printout of the paragraph and the written out warmup they presented to class)||Students||10 minutes|
Assessment: Group Activity Rubric
Wrap-Up: Students will vote on which explanation and warmup was the best.
Extension Activity (for intervention or enrichment):
Have the HR Department from a local business such as KI Bonduel to discuss why they use pre-work warmups and the research supporting this. Students could research information on why companies are using work readiness warmups and their results.
Students could make a video of the warmup or a printed version with pictures and descriptions.
Physical Workplace Readiness by Christine Reinke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.