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questions to determine which physical activity lessons
to complete with your students.
The purpose of this activity is to put students in the frame
of mind for developing short- and long-term physical activity
plans with the objective of providing a sense of competence
and positive self-image, as well as setting life-long patterns
of physical activity. In particular, students are to use
standard graphing techniques to indicate changes over time,
as well as using visual depictions of data collected and
subsequently analyzed. By emphasizing effort over actual
performance, students will be motivated to engage in physical
activity for more personal, intrinsic reasons rather than
for extrinsic, performance-based reasons.
Use graphs to establish the relationship between
setting and reaching goals for physical activity.
Distinguish between short- and long-term goals for
Set specific short- and long-term goals for physical
Develop a relationship of physical activity goals
to long-term personal health.
Cards — Information on many physical activities;
how to play, gear needed, safety tips, and expert advice.
Activity Section — Students can learn about
the importance of physical activity and find advice about
great ways to stay active. This section features the "I
Heard Hurdle Race" quiz and a tool for tweens to create
a customized fitness and activity calendar. Students can
also learn how people with asthma and disabilities can
overcome their challenges and rise to the top.