I have worked with my school's and other schools' PE teachers to hash out some ideas. The following are some brainstorming results from the meetings:
-PE can incorporate math standards pretty easily. Measuring distances, meter vs. yard vs. feet vs. inches.
-Obesity (in Louisiana, this is a big issue): students can read articles on a few types of diets and decide which one is the best for specific lifestyles. Questions should be text dependent and ask students to justify their choices.
-Workout routines: We are on block schedule (90 min./day for a semester). Students perform a pre-physical fitness test and read articles on various work out regimes. Students, using articles set a work out regimen for the next 3-4 weeks (grading period) and goals for their physical fitness test at the end of the time period. Students will use citations from articles to defend why they set their goals where they did and justify their chosen routine. At the end of the grading period, they should have documented progress and can reflect on whether or not they achieved their goals and what circumstances may have hindered goals being accomplished (this is a good spot to incorporate an article on the need to continue with a plan and follow through).
Hope that helps! I will be checking back to see what others suggest.
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These are great. I am just finishing up my first semester in my teaching program and I have been wondering how to incorporate common core standards. My undergraduate degree is in Nutrition so I definitely plan to incorporate that into class somehow but I really like the idea of picking different diets and which would be best for certain lifestyles. Great post, thanks for the advice!
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