Summary of Course Content and Activities
Beginning the semester, information on the basics involved in setting up an individualized exercise program will be covered. Topics like aerobic exercise, measuring heart rate, strength training, stretching, warming up and cooling down will be addressed. Students will begin their exercising program at a low-intensity level and will submit a PE log to their instructor monthly. Parental supervision is important for verifying the time documented as spent in physical activity. Following this introduction, a variety of topics will be covered some of which include exercise and health, diet, sports history and a personal investigation into a sport or physical activity that each student has an interest in.Students will have the opportunity to learn about and be active in each of the following 5 dimensions:
- types of gymnastics
- individual activities
- activities in an alternative environment; e.g. aquatics and outdoor pursuits.
Philosophy statement for teaching this course
Since we can consider our bodies and relationships gifts from God, it is important to take care of them. Education and practice provide the tools necessary to take care of these gifts well.The aim of the High School physical education program is to enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. The physical education program contributes to the development of life skills for the personal management of health, for the use of physical activity as a strategy for managing life challenges, and for a setting within which to practise the ability to work with others. The program provides an opportunity for all students to realize the benefits of participation in physical activity. (taken from the Alberta Program of Studies)
Physical Education 9
Materials and Resources
Provided by NSA
- internet resources are used
Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson
To complete this class, students must log a total of 70 hours of physical activity plus the time needed to complete the assignments. For a one semester course that means:
Monthly - 14 hours of activity and 4 hours on assignments
Weekly - 3.5 hours of physical activity and about 1 hour on assignments.
Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.
There are four major grading periods, one after each quarter. For a semester class, there are two major grading periods.
- Course Work 40%
- 70 Hours of Physical Activity 60 %