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Sixth graders discover hypertension and facts regarding blood pressure, BMI, and fitness. For this personal health lesson, 6th graders visit blood pressure, bio-impedance analyzer, and physical education learning stations that require them to assess their personal physical fitness levels.
Third graders examine primary sources of students jumping, or skipping rope. In this physical education lesson, 3rd graders compare activities from then and now. Additionally, students describe various scenes or scenarios within the pictures. Students are encouraged to create their own photo journal of play/sport interests.
Middle schoolers explore the importance of physical activity. In this personal health instructional activity, students prepare for the Presidential Physical Fitness Test as they participate in physical activities and complete health related assignments and activities related to Appalachia.
Ninth graders solve mathematics problems related to sports reporting. In this math problem solving lesson plan, 9th graders view a PowerPoint on exercise and practice each exercise. Students keep a log of each exercise tried and number of repetitions completed. Students also practice sample problems of a sports reporter on CD-ROM and complete the handout.
Sixth graders explore the food pyramid. In this personal health lesson, 6th graders use the Internet to participate in the "Food Pyramid Scavenger Hunt." The scavenger hunt requires them to select and classify pictures of foods in the appropriate places on a food pyramid poster.
Students discover how to play sports fairly by role playing sports scenarios in class. In this sportsmanship instructional activity, students participate in a charades activity in which they act out a random event while the class decides if this is an example of good sportsmanship or not. Students complete a quiz after the charades activity.
Young scholars explore personal health issues. In this health journalism instructional activity, students read the USA Today article titled "Cities Crack Down on Raves", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.