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The 2000-Meter Row: A Case in Homeostasis

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The physically demanding sport of competitive rowing is the backdrop for this case about homeostasis in which students follow the physiological changes that occur in an athlete competing in a 2000-meter race. The case was developed for use in a second-year anatomy and physiology course. It would also be appropriate in exercise and sports science classes.

Material Type: Case Study

Author: Nathan Strong

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Introduction to Kayaking

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This lesson is to be used as a guide for introducing kayaking to students in a school setting. Students will learn the 5 basic kayaking strokes, how and why to wear a PFD, and how to use a paddle to maneuver their boat around the water.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: Amy Cariotto

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Exercises for successful Kayaking!

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This lesson instills knowledge of 4 exercises that can build muscular strength and endurance needed for kayaking. Shoulder rotation, Dumbbell curl, Dumbbell twists, & Weighted side bends. After this lesson, the students will be performing these exercises 3 times a week.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: Kara Foster

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SlamJam

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This lesson teaches the game of "SlamJam", a modified version of KanJam. Using modified equipment allows students to focus on the rules of play, and prepares them to apply rules and add more challenging frisbees in later lessons

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: Kara Foster

Learning Framework: Effective Strategies for College Success, Beyond Academics, Chapter 16: Managing Your Mental and Physical Health

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Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day­-to-­day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. ­—Marilu Henner, actressLEARNING OBJECTIVESBy the end of this section, you will be able to:Explore practices for ensuring mental health and emotional balance in your lifeIdentify sources, symptoms, and strategies for managing stressIdentify techniques for developing and maintaining healthy eating habitsDescribe the major risks of an unhealthy diet and the benefits of healthy eatingIdentify the benefits of regular exercise, for both body and brainIdentify the benefits of sleep for physical and mental healthExplain what substance use and abuse is and identify the warning signs that help may be neededIdentify sexually healthy behaviors, including protecting against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseaseIdentify the risks of sexual assault, including date rape, and where to go for helpDefine and practice safety consciousness

Material Type: Module

Authors: Laura Lucas, Heather Syrett

Elementary Volleying/Striking with Hands Unit

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This unit is presented as a series of progressive task categories. Each category includes a variety of learning tasks suggested for meeting the applicable outcomes. Teachers are encouraged to select learning tasks that best fit their teaching style and students’ needs. Modifications, accommodations, and extensions specific to your learners are strongly recommended.  Attributions:SHAPE America Standards: https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/upload/Grade-Level-Outcomes-for-K-12-Physical-Education.pdfVolleying Clip Art:  https://pixabay.com/en/volleyball-player-silhouette-309628/Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S. A., & Parker, M. (2013). Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical education.9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Gina Dean, Lea Jaspers, MSDE Admin, Lindsay Hlavka, Hannah Closson

Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten

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Discover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children — kindergarten. Contains: Teacher guide, Emergent Reader Mini Books and teacher edition, Reach for the Sky song, Food Group Friends profile cards, Food cards, Look and Cook recipes, student workbook, the Five Food Groups poster, parent handouts and Discover MyPlate graphics

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Reading

Author: United States Dept of Agriculture

Physical Education Elementary (K-5) Foot Striking Unit

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This unit is presented as a series of progressive tasks. Each learning task can be used to reach one or more of the applicable outcomes and may be taught as one lesson or part of a lesson. Teachers are encouraged to select learning tasks that best fit their teaching style and students’ needs. Modifications, accommodations, and extensions specific to your learners are strongly recommended. The suggested assessments are designed to give teachers ideas related to each task.Prior to the learning tasks, the standards, applicable exit outcomes, focus and subfocus skills/concepts, and critical skill elements are listed within the overview.Cover image: "Soccer" by monica_aulich from Pixabay.com AttributesGraham, G., Holt/Hale, S. A., & Parker, M. (2013). Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical education. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.SHAPE America Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Lindsay Hlavka, Hannah Closson, Lea Jaspers, MSDE Admin

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Primary Physical Education Creative Dance Unit

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This unit is presented as a progression of tasks that allow students to explore movement through a variety of creative tasks. Students will move in personal and general space, while exploring elements of shape, size, speed, force, flow, and time. To promote student confidence and willingness in dance, teachers should isolate the dance elements before asking students to apply these elements using imagery or partner/group tasks.Photo Attribution: KCBalletMedia (Photography: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios)References:Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S. A., & Parker, M. (2013). Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical education. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.Joyce, M. (1994). First steps in teaching creative dance to children. California: Mayfield Publishing.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Lacey Peters