Fitness

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Essential Questions: 

• How do I know I'm fit?
• What are the different areas of fitness?
• What can I do to improve or maintain my personal fitness level?
*How do I set short term and long term personalized goals?
*What are the advantages of setting group goals?
*What is success?

Content: 

*Aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility
*Training strategies; mile run, pacing yourself, learning proper techniques
*Core strength and aerobic endurance strategies
*Self-monitoring and being able to set short and long term personal goals
*Group goal setting, understanding how to make it inclusive and make know they are important to the process

Skills and Processes: 

*Daily warm-up including 2-3 minute jog, cool-down and stretching
*Three fitness testing periods at the beginning, middle and end of the year
*Use a variety of activities that build individual strength during PE time-examples- fitness stations, cross country runs, rope jumping, climbing (ropes, nets, rock wall)
*Practice techniques that focus on full body fitness (aerobic, anerobic)
*Show competency in the various fitness strategies
*Extend personal fitness into the household by educating the family as a whole

Assessment: 

*Fitness testing that includes mile, situps, pushups, pullups, sit & reach, jumproping at 10sec, 30sec, & 120sec, long jump and vertical jump
*Assessment of individual goal setting, self evaluation, and group goals
*Observation of students overall feeling of well-being

Resources: 

The Prudential Fitenssgram by The Cooper Institute for Aerobic research

Multicultural Dimension: 

*Fitness activities come from a variety of different cultures (hash runs, orienteering, etc.)
*Observance of cultural backgrounds and how that applies to setting individual goals and how it might affect performance
*Different students bring different skill sets to their fitness goals