Horizons Physical Education
We get calls occasionally for a physical education curriculum, because it can be hard to come up with ideas on your own. And we have curriculum for all other subjects; why not a Bible-based physical education program? So if your one of those people who have called looking, this may be the help you've needed.
Each comprehensive Teacher Guide contains plans and goals for each grade level for an entire year. You'll find teacher instructions, sample lesson plans, and student activities. The general focus of this curriculum is on health fitness for all grade levels. Students will be taught healthy living and exercise from a Christian perspective. Creative movement activities will work on building strength, endurance, flexibility, and sports knowledge. Students will build motor skills through games and exercise.
Pre-K through 2nd focuses on control skills, fitness, creative movement and dance, and phys ed with other subject areas. It includes plenty of games from other countries, and the terminology reflects current trends. Muscular and skeletal system diagrams are included.
Grades 3-5 focus on body and object control skills, team sport skills, rules, strategies, teamwork, health fitness, and creative movement and dance. There is a section included on specific sport skills for teachers who want to introduce sports earlier. As with the PreK-2nd, this level contains more games from different countries, updated terminology, and muscular and skeletal system diagrams.
Grades 6-8 focus on team sports, recreational sports, cooperative games, intramurals, interscholastic athletics, health fitness, and creative movement and dance. Team sports include soccer, touch football, volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, softball, and rack and field. There is also a section called "Sports Exploration" which includes many activities that aren't commonly found in Christian schools or the homeschool/co-op setting. Evaluation and grading suggestions are included.
Grades 9-12 focus on team sports, cooperative games, carryover sports and recreational activities, intramurals, interscholastic athletics, health fitness, and creative movement and dance. A perspective for physical education in the Christian school, decisional issues in physical education, administrative issues, and a health fitness program are included.
These books have some activities that are difficult to do in a homeschool setting. They could be used for a co-op or adapted for family use. In this age of television and video games, this program will be a tremendous guide to get up and get moving. It presents an opportunity to care for that body given by God. ~ Donna