Unit 2 -- Physical Fitness (PPL1O)

Healthy Active Living, Grade 9, Open (PPL1O)

Unit 2 -- Physical Fitness




1. What Is Healthy Active Living?

a. Health and wellness

Complete a self-inventory on health and wellness, and then respond to questions based on the score.

Take a short note on the three elements of your health, and draw the health continuum.

Worksheet based on Glencoe Health p. 3 and 41

Glencoe Health, p. 7

b. Health and fitness

Complete a self-inventory on health and fitness, and then respond to questions based on the score.

Discuss the benefits of physical fitness using a graphic from Healthwise and taking notes around the graphic about the benefits for physical, mental, emotional, and social health derived from physical fitness.

Worksheet based on Glencoe Health, p. 45 and 67

Graphic from Healthwise p. 119; notes derived from Glencoe Health p. 47

c. Components of health-related fitness

Take a short note on the five components of health-related fitness (cardio-respiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition).

In the gym review the first four of these components (e.g., running, push-ups, chin-ups, barbell curls, stretching) that students attempt.

After a rough self-assessment of each of these fitness components in the gym, complete a reflection sheet with leading questions on physical fitness.

Physical Fitness: Getting Started worksheet

d. Demonstrating healthy active living

Using the concepts covered so far, create a collage showing what "Healthy Active Living" means, and include sports/rec careers. Also write a paragraph explaining how the collage shows what healthy active living looks like.

Assignment sheet What Healthy Active Living Looks Like, magazines, etc.

2. Fitness Appraisals

a. How fit am I?

Discuss how to check heart rate, and take notes on heart rate terminology (resting heart rate, exercising heart rate, target heart range)

Discuss the various types of fitness tests, and how they will be used. Tests will be given three times (now, at the end of the unit, and at the end of the course).

Conduct fitness appraisals with cardio-respiratory (step test and jog), muscular strength (number of push-ups and curl-ups), muscular endurance (flexed-arm hang and leg-lifts), and flexibility (trunk-forward flexion test).

Description sheet from Glencoe Health, p. 57

Description sheet, with each test depicted

Test record sheet (Fitness Appraisal Worksheet) which allows students to track their progress on three occasions

b. Am I fit for my age?

Compare fitness test results to those of others of same age and gender.

Complete a worksheet which asks students to think about what their fitness appraisal tells them and what they can improve.

Reference sheet with fitness appraisal test norms (Glencoe Health, p. 49-52)

Am I fit for my age? worksheet

3. Practising Physical Fitness

a. Circuit training and cross-country running

Gym portion of this time will be spent in circuit training activities (push-ups, curl-ups, jogging on the spot, chin-ups, bicep curls, squats, skipping rope, step climb, leg lifts, jumping jacks, etc.) done to music. Emphasis will be on improving physical fitness, and monitoring heart rate and improvements. Cross-country running will be held at the end of the week as a cardio-respiratory improvement activity. Every gym period begins with the important gym routines.

Gym equipment as necessary; Phys Ed Activities Binder

b. Develop an action plan to improve physical fitness

The non-gym portion of this time will be spent developing an action plan. Take notes on the process of S.M.A.R.T goal-setting by taking notes.

Create a Fitness Improvement Action Plan that is S.M.A.R.T., with independent goals for cardio-respiratory, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. Explain how it is S.M.A.R.T. and assess challenges of plan. Students are encouraged to put the plan into action on their own time.

Assignment sheet/worksheet to help students create a Fitness Improvement Plan; examples of what goals could look like (see Exemplars document for PPL 1O)

4. Unit Test

Test review

Complete a pencil and paper test (e.g. definitions, case studies, develop action plans given information, and reflections on personal progress), with emphasis on each area of the achievement chart

Do unit end repeat of fitness appraisal, and complete record sheet and questions.

Test review package

Unit Test

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