Carone Learning Category: Lifestyle
Subject: Physical Education
Recommended Grade Level: 6-8
Course Credit: One semester, 0.5 credits* (5 units in CA)
Recommended Pre-Requisites: None
This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, yet do an in-depth study of running, walking, strength training, yoga, Pilates, dance, water sports, and cross-training. Students learn the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, and practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about the components of fitness, FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.
Units & Tasks
This course is divided into the following Units and Sections.
- Unit 1: Getting Started
- 1 Fitness Assessment
- 2 Goal Setting
- 3 Getting Started
- Unit 2: Movement & Safety
- 1 Warm Up
- 2 Safety
- 3 Principles of Movement
- Unit 3: Intro to Sports
- 1 Individual Sports
- 2 Team Sports
- Unit 4: Walking & Running
- 1 Walking & Hiking
- 2 Running
- Unit 5: Dance
- 1 Rhythm & Dance
- 2 Folk Dance
- Unit 6: Yoga
- 1 Types of Yoga
- 2 Yoga Benefits & Technique
- Unit 7: Post Assessment
- 1 Post Assessment
Within each section students will find the following tasks to view or complete:
- Game Plan—an outline of tasks for that section
- Lesson—multimedia online lesson(s)about the section topic
- Sprint—links to other online sites with additional fitness information
- Team Huddle*—class discussion on an assigned topic
- Assignment/Sport Report*—section assignment or evaluation of a sport
- Quiz*—assessment of lesson comprehension
- Fitness Log*—a record of workout sessions for each week
The items noted with an asterisk above must be submitted for a grade.
There are 16 sections in this course. Each section is designed to be completed in about one week’s time. However, students may take more or less time as needed. A recommended pacing guide is provided within the course.
12 weeks of exercise at 3 hours per week is required for this course. An accelerated course version is available that requires 8 weeks of exercise at 4 hours per week. All fitness logs require at least ONE form of verification, which can be provided by a supervising adult, a MOVband device, or a Polar heart rate monitor.
Students will also be required to participate in and report on some specific individual sports, such as walking, yoga, and dance.
This course includes complimentary access to Carone Learning’s Exercise Library, with pictures, videos, and descriptions of almost 300 exercises. The library is searchable by exercise type, muscle group, or equipment (including resistance bands, weights, exercise balls, or no equipment at all).
Parent & Teacher Guides
Parent and teacher guides available.
There are no required textbooks or materials for this course. Access to exercise equipment is recommended, but not required. Some optional fitness tracking equipment is available through Carone Learning.
An internet connection and computer or tablet hardware is required. Software requirements include a PDF reader, word-processing application (such as Word), MP4/video player, and Flash player (optional). Free downloadable software is available for each of these.