This course is designed to help students take charge and achieve a state of total well-being or total health through teaching them healthy habits that will last a lifetime! Students will learn that health refers to more than just physical fitness; it is a combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being. This course is designed to incorporate Common Core Standards (English, Language Arts, and Mathematics) into the Health and Physical Education curriculum through a variety of Reading and Writing assignments, Health related Vocabulary, Goal Setting, Journaling/Tracking (Dietary Intake and Physical Activity), and Calculations (Body Mass Index and Heart Rate).
The students will be graded on the three (3) domains of Physical Education.
- Affective Domain – focuses on students’ participation, attitude, and values towards physical education
- Psychomotor Domain – the physical aspects of learning. It includes physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skills
- Cognitive Domain – the development of content knowledge and intellectual skills covered in Physical Education
Goal Setting and Journaling/Tracking will be based on the following five Physical Fitness Elements along with Dietary Intake:
- Cardiovascular Endurance
- Muscular Endurance
- Muscle Strength
- Body Composition
USDA MyPlate: Students will be able to name the five Food Groups, classify foods by group, and make smart choices: Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Dairy, and Protein.
- Determine the proper Calorie Intake based on Age and Activity Level (Energy Balance)
- Determine proper Portion Sizes by Calorie Level
Tools and Goals for Health
Students will be provided with an Academic Planner for Journaling/Tracking the above areas. The above areas will be developed through the following:
- Team (Soccer, Hockey, Basketball...) & Individual Sports
- Lifetime Sports
- Group/Individual Fitness Activities
- Fitness Circuits
Tools and Goals for Physical Education
Physical Activity Pyramid for Kids: Students will be able state the recommended Physical Activity Guidelines for the following areas: