Staying Healthy for Life Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Title: Staying Healthy for Life
Developed by: Trevor Berneking, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
Subject Area: Physical Education
Topic: Weightlifting/Jogging
Grade Level: Grade 11-12
Time Frame: 5 days/ 50 minute time period
Lesson Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to provide physical education students with the proper knowledge and skills, which are necessary to design and apply a personal weightlifting and jogging program to help them improve their own physical fitness level.  During class students will work to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness through weightlifting and jogging.  Students will get the knowledge they need in order to maintain the right physical fitness level for life. Students will gain the appropriate understanding of the importance of physical activity and fitness.
Prerequisites: Students need to have taken a health class in previous grades, and they need the basic understanding of health and wellness. They also know the basics of weightlifting. They must have some word processing skills.

Physical Education Standards Grades 9-12

South Dakota Physical Education Standard One: Students will develop competency in all fundamental movement skills and proficiency in some movement forms.
Indicator 1: Students will model complex locomotor movement patterns in specialized activities.
Indicator 2:
Students will apply correct technique when performing complex manipulative movement patterns in specialized activities.

South Dakota Physical Education Standard Three: Students will participate in physical activity to achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of physical fitness.
Indicator 3:
Students will participate regularly in physical activities that contribute to attainment of personal health-related fitness.

South Dakota Physical Education Standard Four: Students will develop responsible and respectful personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.
Indicator 1: Students will model and encourage appropriate personal and social conduct in physical activities.

South Dakota Physical Education Standard Five:
Students will understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, social interaction, and employment.
Indicator 1:
Students will evaluate how physical activity serves as a vehicle to provide opportunities for self-expression and personal growth. 




Lesson Objectives:

Students Learning Objectives

1. Develop the skills needed in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They will also learn that physical activity provides opportunities that can be enjoyable and challenging.

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to work in cooperative groups when participating in a work out routine.
(Interpersonal) (Bodily-Kinesthetic)

3. Students will develop the knowledge about what types of exercises are aerobic and anaerobic.

4. Learn about their own personal fitness level and how to improve their fitness level. They will write a short journal entry after each class about what they can do to improve their lifestyle.

5. The Students will demonstrate their ability to construct a fitness program for themselves. With this they will conduct a short presentation letting the class know why they chose the exercise routine that they did.

6. Students will develop the proper knowledge for pre and post activity stretching.

7. Students will develop some of the skills for proper imagery. We will work on imagery for at least 5-10 minutes a day.



Assessment: Pre and Post Test, Weight Room Safety Quiz, Journal Entries, Attendance, Participation and attitude when leading stretching and weightlifting activities, Improvement, Being Safe, Final fitness program they develop for themselves.
Technology to be Used:

PC heart rate monitors, Computers, and Internet

Other Materials: Weights and Weight room, fitness magazines, text books, treadmills and/or a track.
Procedural Activities: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5
Attachments: Weight Room Safety Quiz and Pre and Post Test