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Movement/Body Awareness (M, T, TH) (Period 7)

Noel Britton
2017-2018 School Year
Physical Education
Program Overview Physical Education is an integral part of our total educational program here at CHAMPS.  Through the mediums of sport and movement, all students will participate in a sequential, differentiated program that fosters each student’s personal health, fitness and safety.  Through exposure to a wide variety of activities, students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand the importance of, and be able to make educated decisions around opportunities to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Respect, cooperation, communication, teamwork and sportsmanship are important aspects of the curriculum, and will be emphasized throughout the year.

Curriculum All students enrolled in Physical Education at CHAMPS will participate in the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT).  Elements of the test will be practiced and evaluated weekly as cardiovascular and muscular strength improve during the course of the semester. Testing of the fitness elements will include the official 9th grade PFT during the Spring semester, and during semester finals for all students.  Students’ achievements will be measured using the California Department of Education’s FITNESSGRAM Healthy Fitness Zones.

The remainder of the curriculum emphasizes non-traditional physical activities including, but not limited to: Pilates mat, Yoga, Interval training, Barre/dance-based calisthenics, and integrated stretch methods. These exercise methods simultaneously condition, stretch, strengthen, tone and align the body while eliminating excess tension and strain on the joints. Emphasis is placed improving posture, coordination and balance; building strength and endurance; increasing flexibility and agility; and providing a refreshing mind-body workout. Students will learn basic anatomy, as well as injury prevention.


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