Katie Neal
Physical Education
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Lesson Plan
High School
  • CPR
  • Fitness for Life
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Lesson Plan
  • PE
  • Pehigh
  • Physical Education
  • pehigh-ffl
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    Fitness for Life 18.1 - Lifestyle Choices for Fitness, Health, and Wellness Lesson Plan

    Fitness for Life 18.1 - Lifestyle Choices for Fitness, Health, and Wellness Lesson Plan


    In this lesson plan, students will learn about healthy lifestyle choices and how to properly perform CPR.


    Author: Madison Daybell

    Subject: Lifestyle Choices for Fitness, Health, and Wellness

    Grade Level: High School

    Lesson Length: 60 Minutes

    Background for Teachers

    Equipment Needed: 

    Teacher preparation:

    • PowerPoint presentation
    • Guided notes
    • Filled out guided notes
    • CPR dummies
    • Guest speaker (optional)

    Technology Integration:

    • PowerPoint
    • Videos
    • Timer during activity 
    • Music during activity - Staying Alive

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Core Standards: 

    • Standard FFL.3.18 Describe how health related fitness is a lifelong process unique to each individual.
    • Standard FFL.3.19 Identify genetic influences on body type, sedentary lifestyle, diseases, muscle types, and rates of weight gain and loss
    • Standard FFL.3.20 Identify personal and family history for known health-risk factors, such as age, gender, body composition, heart rate, coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and daily stress situations.
    • Standard FFL.3.23 Explain the role of nutrition in overall health and fitness.


    • Students will describe healthy lifestyle choices.
    • Students will be able to perform CPR, abdominal thrusts, and other basic first aid

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction


    Students in a wheelchair:

    • Practice on infant dummies
    • Practice calling for help
    • Locate and receive AED

    Students that already know CPR:

    • Have them help teach the class

    Students need more help:

    • Hard copy of Powerpoint
    • Guided Notes
    • Filled in Guided Notes
    • Subtitles

    Support for ELLs:

    • Pair up students who can translate
    • Hard copy of powerpoint 
    • Guided Notes
    • Subtitles on

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction


    • Controllable risk factor
    • Uncontrollable risk factor
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • Heimlich maneuver
    • Abdominal thrusts


    Show 4 Main Factors Contributing to Early Death

    • Group discussion – What can we control? 

    Pre-assessment: Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire

    • Have students spend 5 minutes complete the questionnaire.

    • Ask students what they noticed about themselves.

    • Ask students which areas they are excelling in and what they can improve on.

    Students can answer by raising their hand and when picked upon.

    Powerpoint Presentation: 

    • Students will take notes on their guided notes worksheets as we talk about adopting good health habits, avoiding destructive behavior, and adopting good safe practices.

    Watch videos on CPR, abdominal thrusts, and first aid.


    • Have students get into partnerships, their row partner. Explain rules of the dummies. Have students practice CPR/Heimlich together for 15 minutes. Walk around and assess/correct.

    Why do they want to learn this?

    • This lesson will help students live a healthy life. It also is fun and interactive. It gets students out of their seats and engaged.

    How would they use it in their life?

    • Knowing what choices they can make now will help them live a healthy quality life. Knowing how to do CPR and other first aid will help them in emergency situations that arise.

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments


    End of class: Give students 3 questions. Have them share at the end in class discussion. 

    1. Tell me the steps of helping someone choking

    2. Tell me the steps of CPR

    3. What is one area of wellness you are excelling in? 

    4. What is one area you could work on? 

    5. Create a SMART goal for the week related to wellness