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Physical Best 4th Edition epub With Web Resource

Physical Best 4th Edition epub With Web Resource

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness and Health

$77.95 CAD


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    Physical educators play a critical role in shaping the health and fitness of America’s youth—and Physical Best, Fourth Edition, is the resource that will help them achieve success in that role.

    Physical Best, developed by experts identified by SHAPE America, has long been the standard in the field for health-related fitness education, and this latest rendition is the best and most complete package yet:
    • A comprehensive, three-in-one resource. The entire Physical Best program was previously spread over three books (Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness, Physical Best Activity Guide—Elementary Level, and Physical Best Activity Guide—Middle and High School Levels). It now is offered in one all-inclusive resource to reinforce the scope and sequence of the program so teachers can see what comes before and after the grade levels they teach.
    • Updated material to address standards. All chapters and activities are updated to address SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. Teachers can be confident they are measuring student progress effectively.
    • New or revised chapters. Teachers will benefit from the new information on the latest research, technology, power training, professional development, best practices, and more.
    • An attractive four-color layout. The text now features four-color illustrations.
    • A web resource that includes K-12 activities. With previous editions, the activities were housed in two separate books, one for elementary teachers and one for middle and secondary teachers. Now, all activities are on the accompanying web resource, where teachers can sort the activities by standard, grade, outcome, and skill and then use them on a mobile device or download and print them. Most activities are supported by ready-to-use reproducible forms such as handouts, assessments, posters, and worksheets.
    Other useful web ancillaries include an instructor guide to help teachers deliver effective lessons, a test package that teachers can use to create various types of tests and quizzes, and a presentation package that offers slides with key points and graphics from the book.

    Physical Best meets needs on many levels. For veteran teachers, it outlines strategies for emphasizing health-related fitness in their existing programs. New teachers will benefit from the specific examples from master teachers and be able to use this guidance for creating an effective fitness education program. For teacher education programs, it provides an overview of current research, trends, and best practices in health-related fitness. And for district coordinators, it reinforces professional development training and continued education.

    This latest edition of the official SHAPE America resource is organized into four parts:
    • Part I offers an in-depth look at physical activity behavior and motivation and explores basic training principles. An expanded chapter on nutrition covers the foundations of a healthy diet and reflects the most up-to-date USDA guidelines.
    • Part II examines health-related fitness concepts: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, flexibility, and body composition. The text supplies tips for addressing each fitness component within a program.
    • Part III presents strategies for integrating health-related fitness education throughout the curriculum, employing best teaching practices, and being inclusive in the gym, on the field, and in the classroom.
    • In part IV, readers study assessment and learn assessment strategies for effective teaching and health-related programming. They discover how to collect and use assessment results and how to assess fitness concept knowledge.
    Physical Best helps teachers impart the skills and knowledge that students need to become physically literate—the first step to leading healthier, less stressful, and more productive lives. It details best practices, provides current content, and shows how to integrate health-related fitness education into an existing curriculum. It helps students meet standards and grade-level outcomes. It can help spark student interest in lifelong physical activity. And it will help teachers be the best physical educators they can be as they shape the future health of the nation.


    Undergraduate text for preservice physical educators. Resource for K-12 physical educators and program coordinators.
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Physical Best
    Suzan F. Ayers and Mary Jo Sariscsany
    What Is the Physical Best Instructional Approach?
    Health-Related Fitness Education
    What Makes Physical Best Unique?
    Physical Best Activities
    Related Resources
    Physical Best Certificate
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 2. Creating Physical Activity Behaviors That Last a Lifetime
    Hannah Brewer, Ethan Hull, and Randy Nichols
    Physical Activity Trends
    Physical Activity and Behavior Change
    Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs)
    Goal Setting
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 3. Basic Training Principles
    Sean Bulger and Brooke Towner
    Understanding the Basic Training Principles
    Applying the Basic Training Principles
    Components of a Physical Activity Session
    Social Support and Safety Guidelines
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 4. Exploring Nutrition for Student Health
    D. Gayle Povis
    Healthy Students Do Better in School
    Road Map to Healthy Eating
    Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat (Macronutrients)
    Energy From Food Fuels Activity
    Making Sense of Food Labels
    Vitamins and Minerals (Micronutrients)
    Water for Health and Performance
    Beware of Added Sugar and Sodium
    Creating a Culture of Health
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 5. Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    Jan Galen Bishop and Bette Jean Santos
    Cardiorespiratory Endurance and Related Terms
    Importance and Benefits of Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Endurance Guidelines
    Teaching Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    Principles of Exercise and Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    Monitoring Intensity
    Training Methods for Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    Safety Guidelines
    Assessing Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    Cardiorespiratory Endurance and the Curriculum
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 6. Body Composition
    Scott Going and Melanie Hingle
    Teaching Guidelines for Body Composition
    Strength Training and Body Composition Management
    Methods of Measuring Body Composition
    Helping Students Who Are Overfat or Underfat
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 7. Flexibility
    Elizabeth A. Burkhart and Philip Dlugolecki
    Definitions of Flexibility Concepts
    Types of Stretching
    Benefits of Flexibility
    Factors Affecting Flexibility
    Teaching Guidelines for Flexibility
    Yoga in Physical Education
    Principles of Training
    Addressing Motor Skills Through Flexibility Activities
    Safety Guidelines for Flexibility Activities
    Contraindicated Exercises
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 8. Muscular Strength and Endurance
    Patrick McHenry
    Definitions of Muscular Strength and Endurance Concepts
    Developmentally Appropriate Resistance Training
    Benefits of Resistance Training
    Teaching Guidelines for Muscular Strength and Endurance
    Principles of Training
    Training Methods for Muscular Strength and Endurance
    Alternative Methods of Training
    Addressing Motor Skills Through Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities
    Safety Guidelines for Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 9. Integrating Health-Related Fitness Education Into the Curriculum
    Bane McCracken
    Curriculum Development
    Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)
    Program Design
    Developing Objectives and Outcomes
    Developing a Curriculum to Promote Lifetime Health-Related Fitness
    Teaching for Lifelong Fitness
    Fitness Education Cycle
    Student Choice
    Fitness for Life
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 10. Employing Best Practices for Teaching
    Betsy Gunther
    Preparing the Environment
    Keeping Students Involved
    Teaching Styles
    Enhancing Health-Related Fitness Education in the Classroom
    The Concept of Homework
    Extending Physical Activity Time
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 11. Including Everyone
    Keith Johannes, Brian Culp, and David Lorenzi
    Relevant Laws
    Benefits of Inclusion
    Methods of Inclusion
    Major Areas in Which to Ensure Inclusion
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 12. Overview of Assessment and Assessing the Cognitive and Affective Domains
    Christina Sinclair
    Understanding Assessment
    Importance of Assessment
    Recommended Assessment Tools
    Applying Assessment Tools
    Using Assessments for Program Planning
    Motivating Through Assessment
    Making Assessment Practical
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 13. Assessing Health-Related Fitness and Physical Activity
    Lynn V. Johnson and Christina Sinclair
    Guidelines for Assessing Health-Related Fitness
    Tailoring Health-Related Fitness Assessment
    Using Health-Related Fitness Results Appropriately
    Guidelines for Assessing Physical Activity
    Tools for Assessing Physical Activity
    Discussion Questions
    Jackie Conkle, DHEd, is a health education teacher and the wellness committee chair at Peters Township Middle School in McMurray, Pennsylvania. She also serves as the health and physical education facilitator for the K-8 staff. Jackie prides herself in providing many wellness activities during the school day for staff and students and instructing students in after-school physical activity programs. Jackie also provides CPR and first aid training to the school district’s staff as an instructor for the American Red Cross. She loves working with others to improve the health of all. Jackie earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in physical education teacher education from West Virginia University, and a doctoral degree in health education and administration from A.T. Still University. Jackie is a longtime member of both SHAPE America and the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. For six years, she was an instructor for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, working to improve physical education nationwide. Helping young people develop a love of movement is among her highest professional goals. She lives in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three young children. In her free time, Jackie likes to be active outdoors, especially riding her horses in barrel racing competitions.

    Activity Editors
    Clayton Ellis, Aurora Public Schools (Colorado)
    Joanna Faerber, Louisiana State University Laboratory School
    Brian Mosier, University of West Georgia
    Brent Heidorn, University of West Georgia
    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor Guide. Features include course outlines, syllabuses, activities, and other learning tools that will help new and experienced teachers deliver lessons that adhere to the Physical Best philosophy.

    Test Package. Includes multiple-choice, true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions that make it easy to create quizzes and tests for students.

    Presentation Package. Includes slides of key points and graphics from the book.

    Web Resource. Includes more than 100 activities that can be sorted by standard, grade, outcome, and skill. Teacher can use them on a mobile device or download and print them.