Students will use technology to research different core workouts that fit to their interest/needs. Students will perform the workout they choose and evaluate that workout.
Students will be able to navigate the internet and find a specific workout with a focus on a specific muscle group.
Students will evaluate the workout based on certain criteria of previous knowledge learned and give meaningful feedback to the instructor over the positives and negatives of the workout.
PE.HS.8.2 Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, tactics, and strategies related to
movement and performance to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical
activity and fitness.
PE.HS.8.2.f Evaluates the validity of commercial products and services focusing on aerobic activity and a healthy lifestyle.
PE.HS.8.2.g Identifies and utilizes technology tools and social media resources that are effective
for instruction and enhancement of specific aerobic training.
PE.HS.8.3 Recognizes the benefits of physical activity and exhibits responsible personal
and social behavior in a variety of physical activity settings.
PE.HS.8.3.c Selects and performs multiple aerobic activities which provide enjoyment.
PE.HS.8.3.d Chooses and performs at an appropriate level of challenge to experience success and desire to participate in self-selected physical activity.
PE.HS.8.3.e Analyzes the health benefits of a self-selected physical activity within aerobic
iPads (enough to break your class into groups of 2-4)
Pens/Pencils for students to write with
Evaluation Tool (included in the lesson plan)
Gymnastics mats or soft flooring
Time Required for Lesson:
Set-Up 2 minutes
Warm-up: 4 minutes
Directions: 2-5 minutes
Workout: at least 10 minutes
Evaluation: 5 minutes
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Before this lesson the instructor has already taught the basics of proper abdominal exercise and what muscles are involved in this type of workout.
This generation of students has thousands of free workout resources at their fingertips through their electronic devices. Through this activity they will be able to differentiate between a well structured workout and a less effective workout.
Activities (i.e. instructions, warm-up, lesson, cool-down):
Warm-Up: 4 minute Tabata (20sec. work, 10sec rest)- Jumping Jacks, High Knees, Jog, Ski Jumps, Butt kicks, Cross Country Skiers, Cross Punches, Jog
Break your class into even groups. Each group needs an iPad, pen/pencil, and an evaluation tool. Explain to them the real world connection to the activity.
Activity Directions: Your group is going to search an abdominal workout video and then complete the workout along with the video. At the completion of your workout you group will fill out the evaluation tool. Only requirements/expectations are that your video has to be at least 10 minutes long, every group member has to participate with the video, the video focus has to be on abdominal muscles, and you must complete the evaluation tool.
While students are participating in their videos, the instructor will go around to each group and perform one of the ab exercises with each group.
Go over what you liked that you saw when participating with your groups. Review how they can apply this to the real world.
Look over their evaluation forms.
Here is the evaluation form:
Comments (adaptations for various grades/ages, teaching styles, etc.)
For younger age groups give them specific websites to search.