Physical Best Activity Guide: Elementary Level, 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 78 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: Elementary Level has been used with much success across the United States, and for good reason: The text contains 78 easy-to-use activities ranging from noncompetitive to competitive and 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 children, regardless of skill level or ability. Students will also learn skills to help them set realistic goals, manage their activity levels, and remain healthy throughout their lives.
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: Elementary Level, 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: Middle and High School Level. It can also be used with Fitnessgram®/Activitygram®, an activity assessment and computerized reporting system, and Fitness for Life: Elementary School, a comprehensive program promoting lifetime health-related fitness.
Activity Finder Preface Acknowledgments
Part I: Introduction Chapter 1. Teaching Elementary Health-Related Fitness National Standards for Physical Education National Health Education Standards National Standards for Dance Education Integrating Physical Best Into the Elementary Physical Education Curriculum Physical Best Activity Template Summary
Chapter 2. Introduction to Health-Related Fitness Concepts Health-Related Fitness Versus Skill-Related Fitness Physical Fitness Inclusion in Physical Education Principles of Training Key Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Adolescents FITT Guidelines The Activity Session Motivating Students Setting Goals Summary
Part II: Activities Chapter 3. Aerobic Fitness Defining Aerobic Fitness Teaching Guidelines for Aerobic Fitness Training Methods for Aerobic Fitness Safety and Aerobic Fitness Aerobic Fitness Newsletter
Chapter 4. Muscular Strength and Endurance Defining 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 Muscular Strength and Endurance Newsletter
Chapter 5. Flexibility Defining Flexibility Teaching Guidelines for Flexibility Training Methods for Flexibility Motor Skill Development Through Flexibility Activities Flexibility Newsletter
Chapter 6. Body Composition Defining Body Composition Relating Body Composition to the Other Health-Related Components Nutrition Teaching Guidelines for Body Composition Body Composition Resources on CD-ROM
Chapter 7. Combined-Component Training Teaching Guidelines for Combining Health-Related Fitness Activities
Chapter 8. Special Events
Appendix References About Physical Best CD-ROM User Instructions
Reference for elementary school physical education teachers. Supplemental text for physical education college methods courses as well as Physical Best workshops and certification programs.
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), a nonprofit professional organization, is an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. NASPE is dedicated to educating the general public about the importance of physical education for all young people. Through its members as well as corporate and public partnerships, NASPE develops and supports sport and physical activity programs that promote healthy behaviors and individual well-being. NASPE’s 15,000 members include K-12 physical educators, college and university faculty, researchers, coaches, athletic directors, and trainers.
Physical Best is a comprehensive health-related fitness education program developed by physical educators for physical educators. Physical Best is designed to educate, challenge, and encourage all children in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for a healthy and fit life. The program helps students move from dependence to independence and take responsibility for their own health and fitness. Physical Best educates all children regardless of athletic talent or physical and mental abilities or disabilities. This program is implemented through high-quality resources and professional development workshops for physical educators.