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Catching Fitness Fever

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Physical Education


4, 5


This is a free resource from the National Council for Open Education. Physical fitness not only produces higher self-esteem, but 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. 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. 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.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 4


    Compare and contrast an active lifestyle with a sedentary lifestyle.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 5


    Explain and identify the health benefits of participating in various physical activities.

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