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ERIC Number: EJ1125423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Strategies for Achieving the New SHAPE America Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes: Bringing Obstacle Course Training into Physical Education
Kulik, Keri S.; Brewer, Hannah; Windish, Lance; Carlson, Hollie
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v30 n1 p35-42 2017
The new SHAPE America standards and grade level outcomes for high-school physical education focus exclusively on physical activities that are suitable for lifelong participation. Some of the fastest-growing physical activities for adults in the United States are non-traditional multi-sport events and obstacle course races. As "Healthy People 2020" emphasizes the importance of enhancing aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activities among youth, and ASCD recently launched the new Whole Child Model with a heightened focus on the social and emotional climate in schools, obstacle course training has potential for aligning closely with both of these initiatives while meeting the SHAPE America physical education standards for grades 9-12. This article examines the potential of including obstacle course training in the physical education curriculum to provide youth with relevant physical activity experiences that promote social health and coincide with popular fitness events currently happening in the communities in which they live.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Language: English
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