Expeditions

12th Grade
Expedition 1 - Independence
Guiding Questions
What is independence?
Should we strive for independence?

NYC Fitnessgram pre-assessment
To start the school year, all 12th graders will know and understand their fitness level by performing the NYC Fitnessgram.  The NYC Fitnessgram is a fitness test that measures cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

Case Study 1: Bernoulli Principle
During this case study, students will learn the physics of flying a disc by using force and spin to provide lift.  To do this, they will use the sport "Ultimate" as a way to practice these skills.  Students will also enhance their stamina, agility, coordination, and motor skills.  


Case Study 2: Hypertrophy
Hypertrophy is the increase in muscle fibers when stress is placed on the muscles when contracting and extending.  Students will be able to explain what goes on inside the body that makes muscle size increase.  They will also be able to identify the muscles of the body and understand how the muscles create force in order to contract and extend.
Throughout this case study, students will create personal fitness routine based on personal preference.

Expedition 2
NYC Fitnessgram
This Fitnessgram assessment will be used to monitor the progression of fitness by comparing the results to September's Fitnessgram.  These results are sent home in June to notify parent or guardian of child's current fitness level.

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Case Study 2: 

    
10th Grade
Expedition 1: The Ground We Stand On
Guiding Questions
1. What grounds our beliefs?
2. How stable is my ground?
3. How do we know what we know?

NYC Fitnessgram Pre-assessment
To start the school year, all 10th graders will know and understand their fitness level by performing the NYC Fitnessgram.  The NYC Fitnessgram is a fitness test that measures cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.  This Fitnessgram assessment will be used to monitor the progression of fitness by comparing the results to September's Fitnessgram.  These results are sent home in June to notify parent or guardian of child's current fitness level.
Cardiovascular Endurance - PACER test
Muscular Strength - Curlups and pushups
Muscular Endurance - Curlups and pushups
Flexibility - sit-and-reach and trunk lift
Body Composition - height and weight measured using Body Mass Index (BMI)

During this expedition we will answer the guiding question, "How stable is my ground?"  To do this, we will study the foundation and stability of our body by studying how to increase the strength of our bones and muscles.

Case Study 1
Wolff's Law
 Students will be able to explain the importance of healthy bones and how to increase bone mass with a healthy diet and physical activity.
In order to increase our bone strength, we will be participating in hockey activities.
Hockey passing, ball handling, and shooting skills
Hockey team attack strategies
Case Study 2
Progressive Overload
Muscular strength training in the weight room
Design fitness routine based on personal interest 
 
Expedition 2:
 Case Study 1
Neuroplasticity
Students will learn how the brain adapts to environmental situations by creating new neural pathways.  They will be participating in badminton activities to experience brain plasticity.  Learning how to serve, demonstrate various badminton hits, and attack opponents are all new experiences that enhance agility, hand-eye coordination, and motor skills.  
Case Study 2
 Soccer?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
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