The P.E. cover sheet is available at THIS LINK.
You must do THREE things every month for the Physical Education course.
1. Actually do (and report on a log) physical activity that meets the Physical Education standards. Playing an organized sport (such as soccer, softball, ice skating), taking lessons (such as gymnastics, karate...), certain professional activities (such as ballet), and planned activity that increases physical endurance or strength (such as regular running or weight lifting) can count as physical activity for this requirement. Things that DO NOT COUNT are walking the dog, playing pick-up baseball in a lot down the street, riding a bike or skateboarding for fun (unless it involves hours of hard aerobic exercise). NOTE: there must be at least 200 minutes of appropriate physical activity every week, and the log must be verified (signed) by a parent, coach, or other responsible adult (signing the cover sheet suffices). If the adult signature is not on the cover sheet (or on the log pages), the log earns zero credit.
There are various types of logs available at THIS LINK; however, you may use any type of log that clearly shows what activity you did, what day you did it, and how long you spent doing it.
2. Write an essay explaining how the physical activity in the first requirement has helped you improve physically. You can include difficulties you faced, things you plan to change...whatever makes sense---and will make sense to your teacher. This essay needs to be 150-200 words, but remember that the minimum is only a C grade...for an A, write more than 200 words, and make it a quality essay--well-written with good information.
3. Do research on a physical education topic of your choice. Choose a different topic each month. There are two format choices:
1. Directions as listed on the Part 3 handout, which is available at THIS LINK (it is the last link at the bottom of that page). IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO THIS, make sure you use TWO sources. NOTE: Choose a different topic each month.
2. A one-page or more topical research paper. Topics can be anything having to do with physical education, such as nutrition, sports medicine/injuries, exercise, research about individual sports. If uncertain that a particular topic is appropriate, check with the teacher. You must provide at least two resources showing where you found your information.
REQUIREMENTS for the topical research paper:
--font size no larger than 12 pt.
--one full page minimum (90% of the page is considered close enough). You are welcome to write more than one page.
--at least two sources.
NOTE 1: If you use a webpage as a source, you must provide the entire link to the exact page(s) you used. Do not just use the main URL. For instance, if you find something on wikipedia, do not put http://wikipedia.com. That does not count. Instead, an entire URL will have the subpages so I can go to the exact page you use, such as:
NOTE 2: Choose a different topic each month.
NOTE 3: Remember that this is to be YOUR work, not copied. Copied work--from a website, a friend, or anything--is cheating. Following our school's Academic Honesty Policy, an incident of cheating results in a zero grade for that assignment. A repeat violation of the honesty policy results in failure of the course. Therefore, research for information, but write your essay in your own words. If you want to use something exactly as it is written in a source, that is perfectly alright IF you give direct credit to the source, either in your writing or following MLA style rules.