Physical Best Activity Guide: Middle and High School Levels

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Human Kinetics, 2011 - Education - 240 pages
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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 "Combined-Component Training" chapter 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, Third Edition." It can also be used with "Fitnessgram(R)/Activitygram(R)," 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.


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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.

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