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Health and Wellness

Texts

Lifetime Health, Holt

Course Overview

Provide the critical information about the six health components of wellness (physical, mental, emotional, environmental, social, and spiritual health) in an effort to inspire the students to conclude the likely results that will occur with certain behaviors. Through their own analysis, debating, exploring, and cooperation, they will render themselves good or great decision makers.

Skills Taught

The student will be able to:

  • Articulate as well as write out our great decision-making strategy
  • Argue the aspects of healthy living
  • Compare and contrast Nutritional Values of Food
  • Identify what constitutes appropriate exercise habits
  • Appreciate people with different obstacles to overcome
  • Evaluate trustworthy versus propaganda information resources/research.
  • Understand what proper hygiene looks like in today’s society
  • Explain strategies for resisting harmful pressures
  • Problem-solve many different types of scenarios
  • Advocate for alternative ways to cope with stress
  • Identify and empathize with common human struggles
  • Cooperate on and delegate group assignments
  • Invent potential solutions for the prominent issues facing teens today
  • Listen attentively to classmates
  • Organize notes to most efficiently prepare for evaluations
  • Persuade peers through class debates
  • Distinguish between what is myth and what is fact when it comes to health issues
  • Lead class discussions by presenting a project to peers

Assessments

Blog reflections

Quizzes

Tests

Projects

Participation

Sample Activities

Small group exploration of possible outcomes of different scenarios.

Critiquing social media for the messages sent to teens.

Researching and presenting on different aspects of health

Strategizing personal plans for achieving fitness goals

Documenting nutritional consumption over the course of three days.

Technology

Blogging

PowerPoints

Exploration of social media

Poll Everywhere

iMovie

Easy Grade Pro

Final Site Web Portal

Other Notes

Gain an appreciation for not only the differences that we all have but also the many things we have in common. We emphasize need for empathy and respect for all persons.

Physical Education

Texts

Rulebooks and Handouts

Course Overview

The lifetime sports-based curriculum allows students to prepare for a lifetime of physical activities. The academic focus of the curriculum is accomplished through the teaching of basic physical education lifestyle principles and rules and regulations of the chosen activities.

Skills Taught

The student will be able to:

  • Appreciate lifetime sports as a way to maintain a healthy way of life
  • Perform skills repeatedly in a group or individually
  • Commit to achieving the highest skill level possible
  • Contribute daily in the class
  • Invent/create a game
  • Explain “their game” to peers
  • Delegate jobs for peers in the games
  • Lead peers in the execution of “their game”
  • Support and inspire other students in the class
  • Respect equipment, facilities, peers, and instructor
  • Cooperate with the different personalities and skill levels in the class
  • Demonstrate the basic skills from the various activities covered in class
  • Interpret the rules of each activity
  • Understand the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect

Assessments

Skill evaluation during games; create a game

Sample Activities

Badminton – students play singles and doubles

Flag football- divide class into teams and play a best-of-five series

Volleyball – teach basic skills: bumping, setting, serving, and spiking

Play tournaments

Soccer – teach basic skills at a novice level: dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending.

Bowling – take students to local bowling alley for final exam and bowl tournament style

Other Notes

Through participation, students are taught valuable life lessons including cooperation, sportsmanship, and respect for equipment, facilities, and others. Through physical education, each student experiences physical and moral development.

Strength and Conditioning

Texts

Rulebooks and Handouts

Course Overview

The lifetime sports-based curriculum allows students to prepare for a lifetime of physical activities. The academic focus of the curriculum is accomplished through the teaching of basic physical education lifestyle principles and rules and regulations of the chosen activities.

Skills Taught

The student will be able to:

  • Appreciate lifetime sports as a way to maintain a healthy way of life
  • Perform skills repeatedly in a group or individually
  • Commit to achieving the highest skill level possible
  • Contribute daily in the class
  • Invent/create a game
  • Explain “their game” to peers
  • Delegate jobs for peers in the games
  • Lead peers in the execution of “their game”
  • Support and inspire other students in the class
  • Respect equipment, facilities, peers, and instructor
  • Cooperate with the different personalities and skill levels in the class
  • Demonstrate the basic skills from the various activities covered in class
  • Interpret the rules of each activity
  • Understand the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect

Assessments

Skill evaluation during games; create a game

Sample Activities

Badminton – students play singles and doubles

Flag football- divide class into teams and play a best-of-five series

Volleyball – teach basic skills: bumping, setting, serving, and spiking

Play tournaments

Soccer – teach basic skills at a novice level: dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending.

Bowling – take students to local bowling alley for final exam and bowl tournament style

Other Notes

Through participation, students are taught valuable life lessons including cooperation, sportsmanship, and respect for equipment, facilities, and others. Through physical education, each student experiences physical and moral development.

Wellness

Text

None

Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce students, in a non-threatening way, to the joys of working out. The goal is to make fitness habitual and grounded in basic skills and concepts that will serve the student through-out life.

Skills Taught

The student will be able to:

  • Properly operate and adjust the exercise equipment to fit individual body specifications
  • Perform movements/exercises with proper form
  • Design and synthesize workout strategies and programs
  • Explain/evaluate components of ‘Wellness’
  • Cooperatively work in an exercise facility with others
  • Comply with safety regulations within the workout facility
  • Respect the equipment and their classmates’ different fitness abilities
  • Appreciate actual fitness gains
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge to maintain healthy habits beyond this one-semester class
  • Demonstrate appropriate fitness facility etiquette
  • Modify certain exercises to better fit individual skill level
  • Translate a prescribed workout through performance
  • Question the legitimacy of information regarding fitness

Assessments

Present a topic/project pertaining to Wellness

Consistent participation

Sample Activities

Discuss relevant ‘Wellness’ topics

Execute the prescribed fitness program

Technology

Properly fitted and designed exercise equipment for students of various sizes and abilities