Physical Education

Tourtelotte’s Physical Education program has been designed not only as an opportunity for students to maintain their physical well-being, but to help them understand why, over the course of a lifetime, proper diet, exercise and self-awareness is important. Physical education plays a vital role in the students’ development and growth. The classes are taught with the goal of teaching students that physical well-being relates directly to his or her performance whether in class, at home and throughout their life.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS               COURSE NUMBER: 1904                       Academic

Grades 9-10                                      Full Year- Alternating Days                       .5 credit

This course will give students the knowledge and skills that enable them to adopt and maintain healthy attitudes and behaviors throughout their lives. This is a comprehensive health education course designed to comply with Connecticut General Statutes, section 10-16b. This statute states that public school program of instruction shall include health and safety education covering, but not limited to the following topics: human growth and development; nutrition; first aid; disease prevention; community and consumer health; physical, mental and emotional health, including youth suicide prevention; substance abuse prevention; sexual assault prevention and safety and accident prevention. Students will be educated to make informed, practical decisions that directly affect their personal wellness and proactively promote for improved health of their family, friends and community.

School-wide Expectation:

Expectation 5: B. Civic Awareness

Expectation 5: C. Personal Responsibility

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION            COURSE NUMBERS: 1900

Grades 9-10                                     Full Year- Alternating Days                       .5 credit

Each physical education class meets three times a week during the first semester and twice a week during the second semester or vice-versa (twice a week and three times a week) thus meeting the required number of hours to award each student who successfully completes each year one half (½) credit toward graduation. All students are required to earn one credit in physical education for graduation. Students will also be introduced to the importance and benefits of physical activity, its potential for enjoyment, methods to maintain fitness and the connection these principles have to a healthy body and mind. The components of fitness and how they can be manipulated to achieve desired physical results would also be discussed. These aforementioned topics will be accomplished through a combination of participation in the required activities as well as written work. The main emphasis is placed on skills and rules of lifetime activities in an effort to acquaint students with lifelong activities. Some emphasis is placed on the rules and regulations of traditional sports. Initiative games and problem solving are another aspect of the program.

1 credit fulfills the PE requirement for graduation.                                                                                                         

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 5: B. Civic Awareness

Expectation 5: C. Personal Responsibility

Expectation 1: Problem Solving

Expectation 2: Communication:  A. Interactive Communication

 

WEIGHT TRAINING               COURSE NUMBER: 1901                       Academic

Grades 1112                                    Semester                                                      .5 Credit

Students will be introduced to the importance and benefits of physical activity. Students will engage primarily in weight training, however, will also have an opportunity to explore body weight and speed exercises. Frequency of exercise, intensity during exercise, time engaged in an exercise, and type of exercises will be concepts that are explored. Students will be required to document both their time and work in an effort to keep a record of gains made. This course meets for one semester. Students must get a B or higher in Physical Education to be eligible for this course.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 5: B. Civic Awareness

Expectation 1: Problem Solving