Sixth graders explore cardiovascular fitness. In this fitness lesson, 6th graders discuss the parts of the cardiovascular lesson and are shown videos of cardiovascular exercises. Additionally, students brainstorm various exercises and list them on butcher paper.
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Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of four, your young athletes will engage in various activities that will build in progression, and ultimately lead to independent jump rope practice. This is the first resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 3
“A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.” Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson three of 20 focuses on cardiovascular exercise and activities that get that heart pumping. There are quite a few activities to do in relay fashion. Then the class reviews and practices the thrust kick, the snap kick, and use of the kicking shield.
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Students use the internet to gather information on physical fitness and nutrition. They calculate their target heart rate and define new vocabulary words. They write an article about sports related injuries and explain the different body types.
Mission 2: Fitness Benefits
In this fitness lesson plan, young scholars write about being active, what activities they participate in, how they feel when they participate in these activities, what activities they would like to try and how they could increase their daily activity. Students set and record a personal goal to increase physical daily activity.
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The Twelve Ways to Fitness
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Haunted House Challenge Fitness Stations
Students rotate through ten physical fitness stations. They perform various stretching and strengthening activities for three minutes at a time.
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