Lesson Plan #:AELP-SRF0002
Submitted by: Brad Dahnert
Endorsed by: Dr. Don Descy
School/University/Affiliation: Mankato State University Date: February 24, 1997
Grade Level(s): 4, 5, 6
- Physical Education/Skill-Related Fitness
Many times people who are not very physically active have low self- confidence. To help students feel better about themselves and their abilities, and to help the students become more physically fit, the students will record their physical activity for one month. They will be required to take part in a minimum of three vigorous physical activities per week.
Goal: Students will understand what being physically fit can do for them.
The students will compare and contrast the way they feel about themselves before and after this month long project. The students will list three reasons why being physically fit is important to them.
Physical fitness not only produces a higher self-esteem, it also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Not to mention that working out is a great way to relieve stress. This lesson will teach the students how being physically fit can help them live a more positive life.
Concepts: Students will be able to:
Identify reasons why being physically fit is important for them.
Relate the importance of being physically fit now with their health in the future.
Tell students to write down how they feel about themselves( as a person) and how confident they are in their abilities.
Have students write down the types of physical activities they have done in the prior two weeks. ( Insure the students that procedures 1 & 2 will be seen only by the teacher.)
Have students participate in three to four vigorous physical activities per week.
Students will record these activities in their journal each day.
Tell the students to acquire their parents signature for proof.
During the month, do in class studies on how being physically fit can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
At the end of this month long project, have students write down how they feel about themselves ( as a person ), and how confident they are in their abilities.
Students will compare and contrast how they felt about themselves before this project and how they feel now.
Students will list 3 reasons why being physically fit is personally important to them.
Students will explain how being physically fit can effect their future.
Have students write down how this project has affected them as a person.