Name of Content Area
Unit 1: Fitness Activities
Grade Level: 7-8
Timeline: 10 days
Established Goals/Standard(s): Physical Education Standards 1,2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
Benchmark(s): 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3D, 3E, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 5A, 5C,
6B, 6E, 6G
Key Understandings Essential Questions
Students will understand… What are the benefits of the BFS
The importance of the warm-up and readiness program for athletes and non-
cool-down during a workout. athletes?
How to demonstrate proper body How do you find your max heart rate?
mechanics and breathing when In what zone do you need to have your
performing fitness activities. heart rate?
How to demonstrate proper cadence in How is the readiness program different
different fitness activities. from the high school program?
How to identify basic safety What results can we expect from the
procedures in fitness activities. readiness program?
How to record accurate information How do you find your BMI?
regarding the workout. Why do you need to warm-up before
How to demonstrate muscular physical activity?
strength and endurance that Why do you need to cool-down after
contributes to a healthy lifestyle. strenuous activity?
How to demonstrate exercises that How do you measure successful progress
improve fitness. within your fitness level?
Correct techniques used for BFS core Give examples of exercises that increase
lifts. strength and endurance?
Correct technique in performing the
BFS 1-2-3-4 flexibility program.
How to perform the BFS dot drills.
How to perform BFS plyometric
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Agility Hex-Bar Deadlift
Balance Parallel Squat
Muscular Strength Heart Rate
Muscular Endurance Body Mass Index
Factual Knowledge Skills
Performance Tasks Criteria Other Evidence
Warm-up Tri-fit or Fitness Gram Student Application
Agility: Dot Drills tests
BFS 1-2-3-4 flexibility Teacher observation
Core lifts Tri-fit program (heart rate
Fitness Jogging monitors)
Fitness Videos Self-Assessment
Cool down Target heart rate
Bigger Faster Stronger Readiness Program
Fitness Gram tests (tri-fit)
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Resources: BFS book, tri-fit program
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