1. Topic-
Conditioning to Improve Health
2. Content-
Content will be based on improving physical fitness and health in everyday life. Key vocabulary: fitness, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength/endurance.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
(A) select and participate in aerobic activities that provide for enjoyment and challenge; (B) analyze and evaluate personal fitness status in terms of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition; (C) analyze and compare health and fitness benefits derived from participating in selected aerobic activities; (D) establish realistic yet challenging health-related fitness goals; (E) develop and participate in a personal fitness program that has the potential to provide identified goals;
4. Objectives-
Aerobic Activities (c) Knowledge and skills. (3) Physical activity and health. The student exhibits a physically-active lifestyle that improves health and provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge through aerobic activity.
5. Materials and Aids-
Health handouts, loose clothing, and running shoes.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

To start off, we will talk about the current health problems that are sweeping our country. Then we will talk about ways to prevent these health problems. Things that we can do in our physical education class that can be beneficial for the rest of the lives of our students.

B. Development-

There will be three classes that focus on different aspects of our health. First, cardiovascular endurance, in which we will be jogging in place, doing squats, squat jumps, up the ladders, for a period of fifteen minute. Next, we will also be focusing on flexibility. We will be doing stretches consisting of: the sit and reach stretch, shoulder stretch, and the butterfly to name a few. Since these are part of our regular stretch routines I will call on students to volunteer and show how to properly do each stretch. Finally the muscular strength and endurance station will consist of push-ups and squat thrust which I will properly demonstrate to the students

C. Practice-

For guided practice we will go to each station one at a time and have the students divided into groups if necessary. Have the first group start by running in place at the cardiovascular station. Then the next goes and so on and so forth. At, the flexibility station the same rules are applied until all the groups have gone. Finally at muscular strength/endurance the first group/groups will do pushups, then the next two groups do pushups. In the same order, said groups do squat thrust.

D. Independent Practice-


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

For the student with need special accommodations will be provided. At the cardiovascular station, instead of running in place he/she will use his arms to roll his wheel chair or walk in place if other conditions exist, around the gym. While at the flexibility station he/she will do the shoulder stretch, but the sit and reach and butterfly will be replaced. The replacing stretches will be the neck tilt stretch and the straight reach stretch. The straight reach stretch consist of a student reaching their arms to the highest point and holding the position. Lastly at the muscular strength/endurance stage pushups will be replaced with an inverted bench press of a small weight. The student will take a small weight and push it straight out in front of him and hold for two seconds. Squat thrust will be replaced with bicep curls. All replacement exercises will take place in the same time frame as the exercises they are replacing

F. Checking for understanding-

I believe the most important checking for understanding is making sure the kids recognize the importance of this lesson. Knowing that the students understand how each of these three factors contribute to their well being. Another key point is to make sure all exercises are being performed correctly. Mistakes in exercising can lead to some major injuries so all procedures and forms of exercise should be closely monitored for understanding.

G. Closure-

In closure, I will just review the key points of the lesson and the importance of fitness in its relation to health.

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