Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2: Weight Training

Create a visual depiction for each group that displays their needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles.

Brainstorm three problems that each group might wish to solve:
  • Physical appearance with participation in weight training
  • Provide more energy, strength with physical activity
  • Ability to slow down the aging process

NTeQ planning

1. Instructional Objectives

National Educational Technology Standards for Students Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

·         identify and define weight training terms and muscle groups

·         plan and manage activities to develop improvement with the through weight training.

·         collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.

·         use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative training methods.

Physical Education Curriculum Objectives grade 9 -12:

·          Students demonstrate their understanding of muscular strength

·          Students demonstrate their understanding of Heart disease

·          Students demonstrate their understanding of regulate weight control

·          Students demonstrate their understanding of self esteem and self control

2. Computer functions

Browser/search engine Students will conduct research on the internet and design a weight training program to fit their needs and fitness level. They will also include a presentation on their weight training program and any history on free weights, machines or other types of training programs.

Presentation creation tool (PowerPoint or Prezi.com Presentation)             

3. Specific problem

Most of the students have no knowledge on how to weight train. Students will work on different weight training programs to fit individual their needs. Students will learn to train with free weights, machines and weight bands. Students will also learn about weight training safety.  

4. Research and analysis

·          Weight Training Programs for high school students



·          Weight training with free weights




·          Weight training with Hoist machines



·          Weight Training for high school sports 



5. Results presentation

·          Create a presentation using PowerPoint, or Prezi.com or Google Presentation to share your findings.

You could be (or pretend to be) speaking for one of these groups:  Physical trainer, or former or current college athlete or professional player.  

6. Student activities during computer use including problem-solving software applications

·         Use browser and search engine and links provided for research

·         Use presentation software like PowerPoint, Prezi or Google Presentation to create final project

·         Invite a local personal trainer in to speak to the class. 

7. Student activities before computer use

·         Students identify questions to research.

·         Identify a search strategy including key words and using “not” 

8. Student activities after computer use

  • Whole group discussion of the different types of weight training programs.
  • Plan components of presentation.
  • Students will provide a sample of a circuit training program designed for their specific needs. 

9. Supporting activities

·         Introduction to creating a weight training presentation.

·         Invite a high school coach to talk to the students about weight training for students. 

10. Assessment

  • Grades for the unit will be determined by the following
    • 25% Weight Training Presentation
    • 75% Attendance and Participation 

Explain how the lesson plan meets the needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles of each group. 

Students work on an individual basis and with a weight/strength equivalent partner. The student will work with other students who have a range of abilities and varied learning styles.  Students will work together to make sure student strengths are utilized to complete all aspects of the project.  Adjustments will be made to accommodate ability issues.