Principles of Teaching P.E.


Any form of organized sports will require outlays of time and money. Many communities have youth sports leagues but may require lots of time including fundraising obligations. Sports considered individualized (as opposed to group sports) are sometimes more flexible in scheduling, with lower outlays for time, money and equipment, and less chance of causing offense based on belief. Bowling, golf, tennis, swimming, archery, track and field, weightlifting, and aerobics may be some options to consider.

Most states require some form of Physical Education. Even if homeschoolers choose not to participate in organized or individual sports, the requirement must be satisfied. Generally something in the way of health is also required. Do not neglect this requirement or you may endanger your whole homeschool program. This is one way in which homeschooling groups can be helpful, by providing other students with whom to do activities, opportunities for documentation of socialization by photos, and chances to share equipment not otherwise available. or simply document church activities like hikes, bowling, or picnics that include volleyball, swimming, or other activities that are done as a group.

Community centers may have sports equipment, fields or courts students can use. If none of these options are available, parents may want to get a video exercise program or ideas on plans to follow online or at the library. Bike riding, the amount of walking done on a paper route, pickup basketball with friends, and many informal activities can count as P.E.

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