Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels, Third
Edition, presents fun activities that help students gain the
knowledge, skills, appreciation, and confidence they need to lead
active, healthy lives, regardless of physical and mental abilities or
disabilities. It includes instructions on adapting activities for kids
of all skill levels and a CD-ROM with numerous reproducibles.
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.
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
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.
SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly
AAHPERD) — is the largest organization of physical educators
in the country, with close to 20,000 members. SHAPE America created the
first-ever K-12 physical education national standards; developed the
Let’s Move in School public awareness campaign to increase physical
activity before, during, and after school; and originated the Shape of
the Nation Report, which reviews the status of physical education across
the United States. Among its many partners, SHAPE America works with the
Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the American Heart Association, The
Cooper Institute, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative,
and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.