We need a way to combat the obesity epidemic and reverse the dangerous trend of sedentary and inactive behavior in children. Physical Education Action Plans: Challenges to Promote Activity at School and at Home
contains action plans that teachers, recreation leaders, and parents of children ages 5 to 13 can use to turn this tide and get kids moving and having fun again.
According to national physical activity guidelines, kids need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily, but they don’t understand the importance. That’s where Physical Education Action Plans
comes in. This handy book and CD-ROM package offers
•57 engaging action plans and 19 quick activities that can be used in physical education classes or at home with family members,
•a rubric that comes with each action plan and guides you in assessing activity,
•class challenge activities for students to complete in school, and
•take-home challenges for students to do with their family and friends.
Each action plan has both a class challenge worksheet and a take-home challenge worksheet. Children complete the take-home challenges with family members, and these challenges are an integral part of promoting activity at home. All class challenge and take-home challenge worksheets are found on the CD-ROM, which also offers other printable materials—including cards, certificates, and station signs—that you can use during PE class.
The action plans are grouped around a variety of themes (fitness, strength, agility, speed, flexibility, endurance, physical skills, skill themes, and so on). A comprehensive action plan finder helps you choose just the right action plan for your students according to the NASPE standards or skills involved. The challenges also incorporate content from other academic subjects—reading, writing, math, and science—which enables students to apply this content in practical settings and enrich their understanding.
The action plans and challenges in Physical Education Action Plans
supply kids with all the aerobic and muscle- and bone-strengthening activity that they need. They will also enjoy the learning, playing, writing, thinking, and planning that the challenges provide. You get to offer appropriate action plans, motivate kids to get and stay active, and help them learn practical life lessons. And the kids receive the building blocks that will help them remain active and healthy throughout their lives. In fact, they might have so much fun, they’ll start wearing out their shoes instead of the seats of their pants!
Table of Contents
Self-Awareness: The Chronicles of Me
Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Pump It Up
Health- and Skill-Related Fitness: Quick and Improved
Balance and Health-Related Concepts: Physical Education to the Rescue
Strength and Endurance Training: Superstrong Stuff
Health-Related Fitness to Target the Abdominals: Abtastic
Flexibility: Wet Noodles and Food for Thought
Sport and Skill Connections and Awareness: You and the Wide World of Sports
Skill Themes: Got Skills?
Quick Physical Activities: The Game Plan
Muscles and Bones: Musclemattic Matt
About the Author
Games book for any teacher with a physical education curriculum for
children ages 5 to 13 as well as recreation leaders and parents.