Gym - Course Description 12th Grade

Friday, August 22, 2014

Each class students are expected to arrive on time, prepared with a change of clothes and appropriate footwear to facilitate active participation. Students will enjoy regular exercises to improve flexibility, strength and stamina. Coursework will be a balance of team sports, and individual and small group conditioning, as well as artistic athletics.
In tumbling, students were introduced to plyometric exercises, basic tumbling techniques and partner balancing activities. In conditioning, students used resistance bands and games to strengthen large muscle groups, and to increase stamina. In basketball, students practiced the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting and court position toward better understanding of the game and more effectiveness on the court.

At the end of 12th grade, students study aspects of child development. To complement the information they will get in their morning lesson block, 12th graders play games from childhood and discuss how they address children at different stages of development. The games also address skill development and social issues, and students share their observations after playing. In this way their knowledge and experience are synthesized and they are able to reflect on their own education.

Students are always expected to demonstrate engagement that not only serves their own improvement, but that sets a positive tone for the class and for group progress. They should gain and demonstrate a growing knowledge and sensitivity for their own strengths and weaknesses and an increasing awareness of how their contributions affect their class negatively or positively.

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