ERIC Number: ED201597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Teach for Fitness: A Manual for Teaching Fitness Concepts in K-12 Physical Education. Current Issues.
This book is designed to aid and to encourage physical education teachers to incorporate the concepts of physical fitness into the physical education curriculum. The activities are written in an outline format using the following headings: (1) concept; (2) activity and/or knowledge level; (3) location (school or home); (4) time needed; (5) objective; (6) materials needed; (7) definition of terms; (8) activity description with discussion topics; (9) expansion of activity; (10) suggested readings; and (11) author's notes. Some activities require a lecture format, but, for the most part, exercise and discussion are combined in the lesson plan. Among the concepts treated are: basic physical fitness awareness; muscular endurance; strength; cardiovascular fitness; and body composition. Charts provide directions, precautions, body areas affected, and alternate exercises for isometric strength and muscular endurance training exercises. Appendices include a sample exercise worksheet to trace student progress, a list of weight training activities, and weight guidelines for strength and muscular endurance training. An annotated bibliography provides suggested resources on physical fitness. (FG)
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Health Materials, Learning Activities, Muscular Strength, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Weightlifting
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 610, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.