Physical Training

Motor Skills       
Demonstrate competency for the five swimming strokes.• 50 yards nonstop swim demonstrating a specific stroke    
Demonstrate weight lifting activities using proper biomechanics and safety procedures.• Performing lifts using proper skills    

Suggested Assessments
  • Aquatic rubric
  • Videotape assessment for the clean and jerk with student comments on muscle alignment, weaknesses, and strengths
Explain the overload principle and design a personal fitness program where this principle is in operation.• Fitness journal (9 weeks)   
Design a long-term plan for self-improvement in fitness.• Computer program: update information to a personal file   
Describe and demonstrate the significance of some basic physiological principles to the development of a personal fitness program.     

Suggested Assessments
  • Teacher critique and review of student journal
  • Evaluation of computerized program for content, goal achievement, and personal fitness
Active Living       
Participate regularly in physical activities that contribute to the attainment and maintenance of personal physical activity goals.• Competitive, recreational, or leisure sports program for an entire season  
Understand the ways in which personal characteristics, performance styles, and activity preferences will change over the life span.• Varied *activities outside the classroom (e.g., snow boarding, skiing, hiking)    
Feel empowered to maintain and improve physical fitness, motor skills, and knowledge about physical activity.• Documentation of performance level, personal feelings, and activities that were enjoyed while participating
• Development of a goal - oriented plan to incorporate an aerobic activity into a personal lifetime health behavior plan

*See list of “outside of school” activities in appendix

Suggested Assessments
  • Personal plans for improvement in skill acquisition, strength improvement, and future plans to participate in an activity throughout life
  • Collage depicting how personal choices and goals may change over time with description of how age affects personal choices
  • Progress monitoring
Physical Fitness       
Monitor exercise and other behaviors related to health-related fitness.• Record of resting heart rate before getting out of bed, again after participating in anaerobic activity for thirty minutes, and five minutes following exercise  
Maintain appropriate levels of cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition necessary for a healthful lifestyle.• Participation in a variety of health enhancing physical activities in both school and non-school settings 
Use the results of fitness assessments to guide changes in personal fitness program.• Designing and implementing a fitness program to work on a specific goal   

Suggested Assessments
  • Formal test (e.g., fitnessgram physical fitness test)
  • Student project
  • Teacher observation – observational record
Personal and Social Skills       
Encourage others to apply appropriate etiquette in all physical activity settings.• Observation of a variety of competitive activities throughout the community    
Diffuse potential conflicts by communicating with other participants.• Officiating a community sports activity (e.g., Little   League baseball, Junior hockey, soccer)    
Create a safe environment for own skill practice including the safety of others.• Assessment of safety protocol and procedures for emergency care in a variety of physical activity settings     
Display a willingness to experiment with the sport and activity of other cultures.• Cultural games such as Native Youth Olympics, cricket, or lacrosse    
Develop strategies for including persons of diverse background and abilities in physical activities.• Game/activity to include persons of diverse background and abilities    

Suggested Assessments
  • Group discussion about sportsmanship and proper etiquette
  • Performance evaluations as an official, and submitting to the class a list of ideas for conflict resolution and participant sportsmanship
  • List of potentially dangerous situations parents should evaluate before enrolling their child in certain activities
  • Designing a personal fitness class that is appropriate for different age groups, cultural diversity, and which meets community needs
  • Modifying a cultural game to accommodate athletes who are limited to a wheelchair, noting accessibility and rule changes that would be necessary to ensure the safety for those involved
Value of Exercise       
Enjoy learning new activities and challenges.• Variety of new games and activities    
Understand the value of social interaction during activity.• Community soccer league program     

Suggested Assessments
  • Promotional presentation of new activity to the class with teacher/student evaluation
  • Comparison of fitness components necessary to participate in a league as a recreational vs. competitive athlete