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Free Elementary School (K-6) Physical Education Lesson Plans

Free Elementary School (K-6) Physical Education Lesson Plans
SPARK Elementary Physical Education (PE) The original SPARK Elementary PE study was funded by the National Institutes of Health to create, implement, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to physical education content and instruction, then test them in “real world” settings. SPARK Elementary PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes. Today, after lessons learned from more than 20 years of ongoing research and field testing nationwide, SPARK PE is the most researched and field-tested Physical Education program in the world – a true solution to our growing problem of overweight and obese children. For more information on SPARK Elementary Physical Education, Click Here for K-2 PE and Click Here for 3-6 PE. SPARK Elementary PE Lesson Plans Below is a collection of free SPARK Physical Education lesson plans for elementary students. K-2 PE Instructional Units The 12 instructional units in the SPARK K-2 PE Manual are listed below. Related:  Building Healthy children through resourcesexpanding lessons

American Council On Exercise It's no secret that poor nutrition and inactivity are putting today's youth at risk of developing life-threatening diseases as they age. According to the American Heart Association, about 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) are overweight (at or above the 85th percentile of Body Mass Index) and about 1 in 6 are obese (at or above the 95th percentile of Body Mass Index). Children should be learning about the extreme dangers of being overweight and obese as well as engaging in daily fitness-based activities. What better way to do this than to integrate it into the daily curriculum. The American Council on Exercise® is serious about its initiative to reach out to today’s youth. This seven-lesson, free, online Operation FitKids™ curriculum is available for both the 3rd to 5th grade classroom level, as well as the 6th to 8th grade level. Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 3 - 5 Introduction to the Curriculum Letter from Cedric X. Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 6 - 8

ten rules for a healthy life David L. Katz MD "Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices" Available in English and Spanish! Nutrition Detectives™ is an innovative program for elementary school children. It shows them "5 clues" to read food labels and detect marketing deceptions while learning to identify and choose healthful foods. We hope that you enjoy the Nutrition Detectives™ program. Nutrition Detectives™ is available FREE OF CHARGE! Materials available to download Guidelines for offering the program in elementary schools (NEW!) Materials available for preview ND Video presentation Materials available on DVD (See below to order the program on DVD) ND PowerPoint presentation ND Video presentation (DVD only) Teacher's manual DVD supplement manual Student handouts Family education materials Promotional materials (templates) Evaluation materials (food label quiz) *There is a small shipping fee to order the DVD. To gain access to the following materials, please enter your email address and zip code below. Dr.

Schools get creative with PE while reducing hours For more than a decade, students at elementary schools in the Rockwood School District had 30-minute physical education classes, five days a week. The classes at Babler and Chesterfield elementary schools were so innovative and vigorous that in 2009 the National Association for Sport and Physical Education recognized them with STARS Awards. Only 30 other schools nationwide have received the recognition. Then the Rockwood School Board cut physical education to four days a week last year, so students could take a music class on the fifth day. "They said we are way over the federal minimum (for recommended physical education hours) so we have room to play with," said Eddie Mattison, facilitator of physical education for Rockwood. Such cuts illustrate the balancing act these days between academics and PE, as schools struggle to raise test scores in the face of a growing obesity epidemic. More than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. In Missouri:

Traditional Kids Games, Classic Children's Games Select any children's game from the below list to find out how it is played. British Bulldog The play area is usually a large hall or large area of a playing field. There are no limits to the size of the pitch nor the number of players. Traditional children's games Bullrush game Bullrush is an energetic game whereby a group of individuals endeavour to rush from one line to another across an open space without being tackled to the ground by participants who have previously been so tackled. Cat's cradle Cat's cradle is a well known string game or series of string figures. Cocky Olly Cocky Olly is a children's game similar in style to forty forty. Copy and Robbers, Tag Tag (also known as it, had, he, tig, chasing, and other names) is an informal sport or game (see also playground games) that usually involves one or more players attempting to "tag" other players by touching them with their hands. Dodgeball Duck Duck Goose Follow The Leader Four Square Hopscotch I Spy Jump Rope Keep Away Musical Chairs

Let's Move! Health Moodle Mobile for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Creativity Blanchette, David M., Ramocki, Stephen P., O'del, John N., and Casey, Michael S. (2005), Aerobic Exercise and Cognitive Creativity: Immediate and Residual Effects, Creativity Research Journal , 17(2&3), 257-264. Aerobic Exercise and Creative Potential: Immediate and Residual Effects The potential effects of aerobic exercise on creative potential were explored both immediately following moderate aerobic exercise and after a two hour lag. Sixty college students participated in an experiment consisting of three regimens varying the time when a Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was taken in relation to exercise completion. The positive impact of aerobic exercise on physiological functions, particularly cardio-pulmonary processes and structures, has been extensively studied and validated. The relationship between exercise and the physical processes of the human body is relatively well understood. Creativity is a much sought after and encouraged thought process. Participants Procedure Hypotheses

Professional Development | EdTech Center @ World Education The EdTech Center provides professional development through World Education’s E-Learning, webinars and face-to-face workshops. Integrating Technology with Project-Based LearningThis course reviews the concepts of project-based learning (PBL) and guides participants in learning how they can integrate new and emerging technologies into instruction. Introduction to Integrating Technology into the ClassroomThis multimedia self-paced course helps guide teachers who are new to integrating technology into teaching and learning. To view a webinar, click its title and then click the “play” button. Assessing Core Tech Skills For Adult Learners With NorthstarThe Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. It assesses foundational skills through 10 online, self-guided modules: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Word, Social Media, Excel, PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. The New and Improved USA Learns

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