the health-related benefits associated with physical activity
is a great way to help students value their physical education
experience. Physical activity is the key to the physical, mental
and emotional development of students. Helping students reach
the outcomes related to this portion of the Program of Studies
will ultimately help them to live happily "ever active".
important is active living? Forty per cent of school age children
possess one or more of the risk factors related to coronary heart
activity is vital to all aspects of normal growth and development,
and the benefits are widely recognized. Along with this recognition
is the increasing awareness that childhood is the time to begin
the development of active, healthy lifestyles. Physically inactive
children are more likely to become sedentary adults. With an inactive
lifestyle now recognized as the fourth major risk of heart disease,
after cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol,
encouraging students to live actively reduces the chances of health
risks later in life.
do not automatically develop the requisite knowledge, skills,
attitudes and behaviours that lead to consistent involvement in
physical activity. Students need to be guided toward these objectives,
and schools can be prime facilitators in providing opportunities
for participation. As the benefits of physical activity increase
proportionally as a result of the time and intensity provided,
consideration should be given to maximize the amount of time available
within the school context.
health benefits helps to teach active living and promoting active
living in our youth will encourage active living right through
their adult years.
Outcome B (or GO"B ") looks at three areas of health benefits
as they relate to physical activity. These are the curriculum
organizers in General Outcome B.
site includes examples of physical activities that address the
outcomes for each of the curriculum organizers.
activity examples will be adapted to meet your students' needs
for the school environment you are in. Providing a context wherein
students can achieve depends on many factors. Consider:
that is relevant, meaningful and enjoyable.
of learning outcomes, instructional and assessment practices.
that apply the principles of learning.
from all movement dimensions.
to practice and demonstrate growth and achievement.
of risk and challenge provided in a safe environment.
of, and for, past related experiences.
willingness and expertise.
of instructional strategies.
on outcomes rather than dimensions.
and equipment resources.
of community resources.
evaluation and communication strategies.
Transference to lifelong participation in physical activity.