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Grade 6

Fitness

Students who want to be fit but don’t know where to start are invited to join a diverse group of virtual classmates who help with exploring and understanding fitness and health. With the support of these virtual friends, students determine current personal fitness levels and learn to improve those levels. Students also learn safety rules for exercise, how to create equipment from household items, how different activities target different body parts, how to set and reach a goal, and how to be good sports.

Students keep a log of physical fitness activities while exploring topics that include diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices. Coach Cardio help measure growing fitness levels while students complete their projects. Each PE project leads to improved student understanding of personal skills and the environments in which activities are played.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Fitness Activity Selection
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Fitness Safety
  • Monitoring the Heart
  • Target Heart Rate Zone
  • Analyzing Fitness Results
  • Principles of Fitness• Body Composition
  • Nutrition
  • Health- and Skill-Related Fitness
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Muscular and Skeletal Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Equipment Creation and Care
  • Goals and Motivation
  • Peer Pressure and Choices
  • Sportsmanship
  • Diversity in Sports
  • Culture and Sports
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