Physical Best Activity Guide, 3rd Edition: Middle and High School Levels
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This comprehensive health-related fitness education program is back and better than ever!
Developed by top-level physical educators, this third edition will help students gain the knowledge, skills, appreciation, and confidence they need to lead active, healthy lives, regardless of physical and mental abilities or disabilities.
Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels has been used with much success across the United States, and for good reason: The text contains 70 easy-to-use instructional activities, ranging from noncompetitive to competitive and from less demanding to more demanding. It also includes activities that allow for maximum time on task. All the instructional activities address the national physical education standards, dance standards, or health standards.
This new edition retains the best activities from previous editions and offers new ones from outstanding teachers throughout the United States. You will learn how to adapt the activities for all students, regardless of skill level or disability, and students will learn how to set realistic goals, manage their activity levels, and remain healthy throughout their lives.
In addition, this text offers the following features:
- A new chapter, “Combined-Component Training,” combines aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility into single activities.
- A CD-ROM contains a wealth of reproducibles, including charts, posters, signs, station cards, handouts, and worksheets, many of which can be adapted to meet your needs.
- A section of Internet resources helps you develop your own special events.
Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels, developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, can stand alone or be used in conjunction with Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher’s Guide, Third Edition, and Physical Best Activity Guide: Elementary Level. It can also be used with Fitnessgram®/Activitygram®, an activity assessment and computerized reporting system, and the Fitness for Life resources for middle school and high school. Fitness for Life is a comprehensive program promoting lifetime health-related fitness.
Reference for middle and high school physical education teachers. Text for physical education college methods courses, for PETE courses, and for workshops and certification programs.
Table of ContentsActivity Finder
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1. Teaching Middle and High School Health-Related Fitness
National Standards for Physical Education
National Health Education Standards
National Standards for Dance Education
Integrating Physical Best Into the Middle and High School Physical Education Curriculum
Physical Best Activity Template
Chapter 2. Introduction to Health-Related Fitness Concepts
Part II: Activities
Chapter 3. Aerobic Fitness
Defining Aerobic Fitness
Teaching Guidelines for Aerobic Fitness
Training Methods for Aerobic Fitness
Motor Skill Development Through Aerobic Fitness
Chapter 4. Muscular Strength and Endurance
De?ning Muscular Strength and Endurance
Teaching Guidelines for Muscular Strength and Endurance
Training Methods for Muscular Strength and Endurance
Motor Skill Development Through Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities
Chapter 5. Flexibility
Teaching Guidelines for Flexibility
Training Methods for Flexibility
Motor Skill Development Through Flexibility Activities
Chapter 6. Body Composition
Body Composition, Physical Activity, and Nutrition
Teaching Guidelines for Body Composition
Chapter 7. Combined-Component Training
Teaching Guidelines for Combined-Component Training
Motor Skill Development Through Combined-Component Training
Part III: Personal Fitness Connections
Chapter 8. Self-Management and Goal Setting
Chapter 9. Being a Good Health and Physical Activity Consumer
Chapter 10. Planning for a Physically Active Lifestyle
About Physical Best
How to Use This CD-ROM