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Physical Education is ACTIVE
Featuring energizers, physical activities that relate to the curriculum.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8

This site from Kymm Ballard, Physical Education, Athletics and Sports Medicine Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, seeks to keep users informed about health and physical education, athletics and sports medicine. Included are classroom-based physical activities and other resources for teachers and parents. Although these materials were developed for North Carolina schools they are useful to teachers and parents anywhere.
The site is attractively designed and easy to use. Links to the main sections of the site are on the left side of the page.

According to a recent survey by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), many parents, concerned about escalating childhood obesity rates and the rise of Type II diabetes, see daily physical activity as key to optimal health and academic success. Over 76% think more school physical education could help control or prevent childhood obesity. This site advocates the use of energizers, that is, classroom-based physical activities that integrate physical activity with academic concepts. The 58 page Energizers booklet for grades K-5 can be downloaded in one .PDF file for free or ordered from the site. The middle school Energizers booklets are available for language arts, math, music, science, social studies, and healthful living and can also be downloaded for free or ordered from the site. Users will also find information on working with special needs students and students with limited English proficiency in P.E. as well as other resources, links, and related materials.


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