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questions to determine which physical activity lessons
to complete with your students.
The goal of this section is to expand students' understanding
of physical activity beyond organized sports. By extending
their view of physical activity, students will recognize
that organized sports (e.g., playing on the football or
soccer team), less competitive or personal fitness activities
(e.g., swimming with friends or weight training), lifetime
sports (e.g., golfing or walking), and some everyday activities
(e.g., walking their dog, dancing to their favorite song,
or mowing the lawn) are all forms of physical activity.
As students understanding grows, they will determine that
they already participate in physical activities to some
extent and gain confidence to expand upon their activities.
Describe the health benefits associated with physical
Relate physical activities to a wide range of events
besides organized sports.
Maintain an accurate log of data on personal physical
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.