• Why has physical education become an elective in some school districts? Why have some states done away with physical education classes all together? Do you think this has a direct effect on the rising obesity rate in teenagers? What is the reasoning for eliminating physical education? What is your opinion on this topic?


    Create a physical education crossword puzzle with specific Physical Education terminology that pertains to a sport your class has participated in. Must include your answers on a separate sheet.


    When you graduate from West Valley and you are no longer enrolled in physical education classes, how will you remain an active lifestyle. How will this lifestyle decrease disease and increase your socialization? This of activities of interest to you that are fun and cost efficient.


    Invent a new game. You must come up with a name for your game/sport and it must include the rules of the game, equipment needed, objective of the game and a diagram of the court/playing area.


    Design a pamphlet of an activity/sport. The pamphlet may be done on the computer. You must include the rules of the activity/sport, the history of the sport, objective of the activity/sport, number of players and the playing area. Please include visualization in your pamphlet.


    Design a personal fitness plan utilizing the five components of fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Include the equipment that is needed and a nutritional plan for one week of your program.


    Your athletic director has come to you asking for your input in designing the new physical education uniform. You must choose the type of material, color, logo and style of the new uniform.









    In a three (3) page, double spaced, typed paper, discuss how five (5) common health risk factors can significantly impact a person’s overall wellness and physical fitness.  In this assignment, define wellness and physical fitness.  List five (5) common health risk factors (obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, etc.) and define how each one can play a major role in a person’s overall health.  Finally, explain how a person who suffers from one or more health risk factors can increase their health and overall fitness (regular doctor visits, exercise, etc.).





    In a three (3) page, double spaced, typed paper, discuss why muscular strength and muscular endurance are important factors when weight training.  In this assignment, define muscular strength and muscular endurance.  Research “muscular fitness” and develop a plan for an individual who is a novice in the area of weight training.  This may include the frequency, intensity, and time considered when learning how to properly weight train.  Finally, explain how weight training and muscular fitness are important in maintaining good health and overall fitness.






    In a three (3) page, double spaced, typed paper, research the history any sport of your choice.  Discuss how this sport has evolved over the course of history and its impact in the United Sates.  Finally, choose one athlete (male or female) who has made an impact on this sport and write a brief biography on this individual.  Include your own experiences you may have had playing this sport either competitively or recreationally.  If you never played, please describe another activity that you participated in either competitively or recreationally.