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ERIC Number: ED465733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Authentic Teaching of Fitness Concepts to Children.
Sander, Allan N.; Ratliffe, Thomas; Kane, Jennifer
This paper stresses the importance of teaching aerobic and muscle fitness concepts as part of a health-related fitness curriculum in physical education, recommending outcomes for teaching aerobic endurance and muscle/strength endurance in kindergarten through sixth grade. It describes important learning aid materials and presents national standards and benchmarks for application to aerobic and muscle fitness. The paper presents authentic teaching of aerobic endurance concepts to children in grades K-2 (e.g., location, size, and purpose of heart and resting and exercise pulse) and children in grades 3-6 (e.g., defining aerobic endurance and recording heart rate), offering related learning activities. It also presents authentic teaching of muscle fitness concepts to children in grades K-2 (e.g., the purpose of muscles and correct exercise performance using one's own body weight) and children in grades 3-6 (e.g., major muscles and muscular strength/endurance definition and importance), offering appropriate learning activities. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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