Most of us remember Physical Education as a class where kinesthetic learners excelled and everyone else did not fair as well, those days are gone! The New Physical Education speaks to all learners. Imagine finding out where your current fitness level is through self-testing (limited guidance). After establishing this baseline, you plan and set reasonable fitness goals, engage in many different activities and then reassess. After this discovery period, put together a paper that outlines all that you’ve accomplished!
Thanks to title nine, this is all done in an environment that allows for the understanding of different body make-ups and the “Mars” “Venus” differences and similarities we celebrate. All SLC’S come together to collaborate on common, obtainable goals. Wow! A person could embrace this as a lifestyle!
Our hope as a department is to help prevent the many health challenges that our children may encounter such as; adult onset diabetes, depression, and heart disease.
* Students need to be active physically in core subjects such as P.E. as well as co-curricular activities in order to compile the 10,000 -13,000 steps/day recommended by the American Heart Association.
Southwest High School
3414 47th St W
Minneapolis, MN 55410