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Lesson 24: I Like and Move My Body

Overview

This lesson helps raise students’ awareness of the importance of moving their bodies. They discuss how their bodies have changed in the last year, with a focus on how they are faster and stronger. They learn about why physical activity is important for a growing body and perform some active exercises to experience how activity affects the body. They draw 3 ways being active and moving their bodies helps them feel better, get faster and become stronger. They take home a mini-poster to remind them to keep moving their bodies to help them grow and be healthy.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe how being physically active can help a person feel better. 
  2. Describe the benefits of being physically active.

SEL Connection

  • self-awareness

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PA-1: Engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 7: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Performance Indicator 7.2.1: Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors to maintain or improve personal health.
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