ERIC Number: ED329838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Entering Adulthood: Moving into Fitness. A Curriculum for Grades 9-12. Contemporary Health Series.
Hubbard, Betty M.
This module includes seven lessons designed to help students in grades 9-12 enhance their present and future levels of fitness. It begins with an exploration of the meaning and benefits of fitness. In lesson 1, students complete an inventory to assess their present level of physical activity. Lesson 2 deals with students' feelings about their physical appearance, and includes suggestions for enhancing body image. In lesson 3, students complete a series of activities that measure their present levels of physical fitness, and in lesson 4, students use this information to assess their individual fitness. This lesson includes an aerobic workout, and students develop a plan to maintain aerobic fitness. In lesson 5, students look at ways to enhance other elements of personal fitness, including body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. Lesson 6 helps students identify myths and facts about exercise. It also examines some of the factors that influence the success of an exercise program. Lesson 7 deals with the importance of attitude and lifestyle related to physical fitness, then uses this information to develop personal fitness plans. Students are also given an opportunity to survey people who exercise regularly and develop a report. Lessons include information about objectives, materials, instructional strategies and procedures, evaluation, and the subject matter for teachers; and worksheets and handouts for students. (LLL)
Descriptors: Aerobics, Body Composition, Body Image, Exercise, Health Education, High School Students, High Schools, Muscular Strength, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Secondary School Curriculum
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 209-210.