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Students will visit sites that contain information about a variety of health and fitness activities. They will be expected to analyze the activities according to several criteria, and will later be asked to describe how their particular activity choices can contribute to a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families.
Materials and Resources
In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
Introduce the assignment to students. Let students know that they will be visiting sites that have a good deal of information about health and fitness activities, that they will be expected to analyze the information according to several criteria, and that they will later be asked to describe a set of physical activities that would appeal to them and their families. Discuss the list of criteria that students will use to analyze the components of a healthy lifestyle:
The following are a list of possible criteria:
Have students visit the Internet sites listed below and consider the wide variety of choices that might appeal to family involvement. Students should keep with them a list of the questions above. After they have had sufficient time to consider their choices, assemble the class for a whole group discussion of students' observations. Conclude the discussion by highlighting the suggested criteria for choosing family fitness activities. Ask students for their ideas on techniques that might be used to get their family members involved in a physically-active lifestyle.
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