Grade 9 Physical Education students will participate in an online alcohol prevention program, AlcoholEdu® for High School. Developed by prevention experts at Outside The Classroom, this interactive course delivers a research and science-based, interactive prevention experience about alcohol and focuses on healthy decision-making strategies for youth. In addition, there is a parent program offered in conjunction with this course entitled AlcoholEdu for High School Parents which provides information on social host laws, the latest research on teen drinking habits, tips and tools for talking to your teen about drinking as well as strategies for setting rules and monitoring your teens.
Sport Stacking Unit
Students will be participating in a sport stacking unit. Sport stacking is an activity in which students manipulate 12 cups through a cycle of stacks patterns. Sport stacking promotes hand-eye coordination, quickness and ambidexterity, also known as bilateral proficiency, which is the equal performance on both sides of the body. By increasing bilateral proficiency, a student develops a greater percentage of the right side of the brain, which houses awareness, focus, creativity and rhythm. Stacking helps train the brain for sports and other activities where the use of both hands is important, such as playing a musical instrument or using the computer. Sequencing and patterning are also elements of sport stacking, which can help with reading and math skills.
Students are challenged by the instructor in this unit to teach themselves how to sport stack. Students are guided to the official sport stacking website that contains online tutorials, tips and demonstartions on how to sports stack. Students and parents may access the official sport stacking website at www.speedstacks.com or by clicking on the link on the bottom right side of this page.
Individual Fitness Plans
Each student is required to create their own individual fitness plan. This plan will be used in the fitness center for 30 to 35 minutes every class period we meet. Students are expected to plan for and perform cardiovascular and strength training exercises in the form of two to four different daily workouts. Students will receive a grade of 0-5 on the actual fitness plan and graded daily on the completion of their daily workouts.
Below is a link to the website www.bodyforlife.com that the students used to create their workouts and viewed exercise animations of the various strength training exercises they can perform in the fitness center.
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