Benefits of Physical Activity Teacher Resources
Whether its to lose a little extra weight or to simply improve their mood, these resources will motivate students to maintain active lifestyles.
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Excuses, Excuses - Stay Physically Fit
Students explore reasons to stay physically fit. They participate in activities that address excuses people use for not being active. Students discuss benefits of exercise. Students write personal goals for physical fitness and share them with the class.
3rd - 9th Physical Education
White House Campaign on Childhood Obesity
Students think about obesity. In this health instructional activity, students discuss the affects of obesity and evaluate the effectiveness of their school's fitness program. Students will then devise a plan to improve their school's health and fitness programs.
7th - 12th Health
Picture a Healthy Body
Learners explore, analyze and recognize the role of physical activity in helping the body grow strong and healthy. They utilize old magazines and newspapers to assist them in finding different pictures of examples of people doing different physical activities that involve staying healthy and strong.
K - 1st Physical Education
Recognizing a Message's Point of View
Students study the physical, mental, and social health benefits of regular exercise while attempting to recognize the point of view of media messages. They read an article and discern ways in which they can make regular exercise a part of their lives.
9th - 11th Health
Students participate in a number of different lessons with the intention of improving skills to play handball. Each lesson focuses on a certain skill like strokes and serves. The skills have a progression of difficulty until the student has mastered them all to play handball independently.
3rd - 12th Physical Education
Your Energy Balance Goal!
This is the last lesson in the series put out by Together Counts on health. This activity has youngsters setting goals to keep their energy balanced by making excellent eating and activity choices. They may need a little help making these plans in a realistic and measurable way.
K - 3rd Health
Your Energy Needs (BMR)
How many Calories one needs on a daily basis is dependent on a number of factors including gender, height, and activity level. In the third of seven lessons about energy and food, young nutritionists calculate the number of Calories necessary for different sizes and typical exertion levels.
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Nutrition and Fitness
Sixth graders investigate the food guide pyramid. They conduct Internet research, and plan a three day nutritional menu appropriate for teenagers. Students include three meals per day and a snack for each day on their menu, and describe how the menu relates to fitness and health.
New Review Debate Games and Activities Guide
A must-have resource for classes that engage in debate, this packet contains 20 detailed plans for debate games and activities. Everything from how to select evidence to support a position, to structuring a debate on which candy bar is the better choice, is included.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Tragedy, Triumph, or Trespass?
Did westward expansion really live up to the dream of adventurers for a new life and opportunities for land and resources? While designed for a flipped classroom, try using this resource to evaluate primary sources alongside your class! Project the images provided and discuss as a group the reasons why each primary resource represents a cost/benefit of westward expansion.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Every 4-H Leader Should Know
Designed as an overview of the benefits of a 4-H program, this presentation, created by faculty from Purdue University, would provide a terrific introduction. Those who are interested in starting a 4-H group or club could explore the program through viewing this resource.
Higher Ed Science
Here is a great app that has tons of potential in helping your child or student with severe to moderate autism, or other intellectual disability, learn words and concepts using research-based methods. Children with autism or PDD NOS have been known to respond well to repetitive or predictable stimuli such as that seen in ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis).
Pre-K - 6th Special Education & Programs
Economic Reasoning: Why Are We A Nation Of Couch Potatoes?
Students examine the visual aids of this lesson plan to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History