PE, Health and Wellness Department
Grade 10-12 PE (Movement)
(Courses Above Are Not Included in GPA)
Offerings will be 1 quarter in length (0.25 credit.) Additionally, all grade 10/11/12 courses will include a specific health/wellness unit for a short portion of the course.
Mind, Body & Soul
This course offers physical activity in combination with mental, emotional and social wellness. Within in this course students will be introduced to Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Mindful Meditation. Students will be by given the chance to participate in new activities that provide physical benefits along with stress management techniques. Students will be assessed within this class by keeping a daily journal pertaining to their experiences from within the class. Students will discuss within this journal how these activities helped to mediate stress and where in the community could an individual find these types of classes. Our goal is for students to gain some insight into new activities they may have never experienced before while also learning some mindful skills and coping mechanisms.
Yoga is an ancient practice from India involving physical exercises, mental meditation and breathing techniques to strengthen muscles and relieve stress. This course will consist of a variety of yoga practices, understanding the yoga language and a weekly reflection of students self awareness during these practices. As a culminating activity, students will work in groups to research a new yoga practice that was not practiced in class, and present a short demonstration of this yoga practice to the class. Students will be assessed on their participation, their knowledge of the Yoga terms and the presentation and script of their group yoga routine. Namaste.
In this course students will be learning to use their own body weight and specialized apparatus to strengthen muscles, balance and posture. Students will participate in multiple variations of pilates workouts that will incorporate aerobic fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. Pilates, similar to Yoga, can help individuals with inner mental awareness and incorporate deep breathing exercises within our exercise routines. Students will leave this course understanding the basic level of a Pilates routines along with a helpful resource for stress mediation. Students will be assessed on participation, keeping a daily log of the exercises that were performed in class and being able to identify the fitness component these exercises belong in. With this log students will learn how to increase their ability within a fitness component and practice a version of pilates that enhances that fitness component.
A brief introduction to a variety of dances including: Modern, Ballroom, Line, FoxTrot, Square, Hip Hop, Swing, Salsa, Waltz & Zumba will be incorporated into this course. Within these dance introductions students will learn how to track an 8 step count for each style of dance. Students will be reflecting on their experience with each dance type and be asked to choose a specific style of dance to research. Students will be responsible for submitting their research assignment along with their dance reflections at the end of the quarter. All students will participate in a dance style and help create a full class routine of a class selected style of dance. The class routine will be designed by the teacher and students. Students will be assessed on the research of the dance style they chose along with a written 8-step count of the class dance routine.