Personal Fitness is a part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at North Atlanta High School which emphasizes a format based on the following concepts: holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. Students will gain analytical skills in order to promote informed decision-making. Technology will be used appropriately through inquiry-based learning in order for students to gain an increased understanding of how Personal Fitness relates to the world around them. As content is studied throughout the year the following “areas of interaction” will be in constant consideration as part of the Middle Years Program (MYP): approaches to learning (ATL), community and service, human ingenuity, environment, health and social education.
This course is part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at North Atlanta High School which emphasizes a format based on the following concepts: holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and communication. Students will gain analytical skills in order to promote informed decision-making. Technology will be used appropriately through inquiry-based learning in order for students to gain an increased understanding of how literature, written discourse, and presentation relate to the world around them. As content is studied throughout the year, the following global contexts will be in constant consideration as part of the Middle Years Program (MYP): identities and relationships, orientation in time and space, fairness and development, globalization and sustainability, scientific and technical innovation, and personal and cultural expression. Assessments for this course also include how well student work relates to the following MYP criteria: knowledge, concepts, skills, and organization and presentation. A year-long MYP personal project accompanied by a journal is to be produced at the end of the 10th grade year for the MYP Diploma. Timelines and descriptions of tasks will be provided.
Physical Education Georgia Performance Standards:
PEHS.1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities
PEHS.2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
PEHS.3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
PEHS.4:Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
PEHE.5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Aims – The aims of teaching and studying Personal Fitness is to encourage and enable students to develop:
An appreciation and understanding of the value of fitness and its relationship to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Expose students to a variety of activities and experience related to personal fitness to develop students who will pursue personal fitness throughout their lives.
Provide opportunities for students to make personal decisions related to their physical health.
Participate in the GEORGIA FITNESS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM. Georgia requires that all students grades 9-12 be evaluated using the FITNESSGRAM.
Georgia requires that all students grades 9-12 be evaluated using the FITNESSGRAM.
Analyze the results from the FITNESSGRAM.
Create personal fitness goals for each component of fitness: cardiovascular strength, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition.
Incorporate the principles of the FITT (Frequency-Intensity-Time-Type) Exercise Plan when creating the fitness plan.
Discover, and employ various exercise and movements to increase personal growth in each area of fitness.
Critique and evaluate the results from the FITTNESGRAM to determine personal growth.
III. Methodology: This course is taught using various methods including: research, student led activities, teacher demonstration of skills, small group activities, and reflection..
IV. Methods of Assessment:Formative and summative assessment methods will be used.
VI. Grading Policy - Assignment categories
2) Summative Assessments 45% (Common assessments, unit tests, research papers/essays
major assignments/FOP, midterm)
3) Final: 10%
Overall Grading Scale for Progress Reports and Report
90-100% = A 80-89% = B 70-79% = C Below 70% = F
100 = * 85 = + 75 = < 50 = -- 0 = 0
VI.Make-up Policy: According to school board policy, make-up work will not be allowed for unexcused absences. An absence is not excused unless a note is brought in the day you return to school/class. It is your responsibilityto find out work missed when you are absent. It is suggested that you share numbers with a classmate to find out what you missed. Make-up work is due the second class of the students return.
Each student will be required to have a Personal Fitness Portfolio due August 11 for A-Day and August 10 for B-Day. PF portfolio must be Paper or plastic folder must have 3-pronges, withpockets and 3 dividers(no Binder accepted) -Divider 1; Titled Objective/ Sponge activities (25-30 sheet of blank writing paper behind tab) – Divider 2; Class Notes (50 sheets of blank writing paper behind tab) - Divider 3: Class handouts/ Test (0).
Every student must dress in appropriate gym attire (cannot be the same clothes they wore to school). We will practice good hygiene.
VIII. Writing across the Curriculum:
The Common Core Standards for high school students emphasize writing in all subject areas. Students will learn the writing process, how to research and use APA/MLA citations. Friday Oral Presentation is a required writing products will include expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative text. Published writing samples will be collected for portfolios. There will be 6 F.O.P. for semester. Student will receive a F.O.P rubric.
NO FOOD or DRINKS are allowed in the room. Bottledwater is permitted.
2. Be Prepared. Arrive to class prepared with all materials.
RESPECT all people and equipment at all times. A positive attitude is important. You are expected to come to class each day willing to learn and to be respectful of others. You are expected to clean up your workstation at the end of the period.
HALL PASSESare not issued the first and last 15 minutes of class.
PUNCTUALITY is expected.
Anyone caught eating in class will be assign detention on the second offense (no exceptions). Cell phone will be given to administrator on second offense (no Exceptions).
If you have any questions, please contact me at the above email address. Please have your child return the bottom portion of this page. I look forward to working with your child. In good health! I have read and understand the syllabus and classroom guidelines. Student’s Name _____________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature __________________________