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Heart Rate Lesson for Physical Education: FREE!: High School Health Curriculum Health Lessons

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This FREE P.E. lesson deals with understanding heart rate. This resource will help anyone get a good understanding of what their own heart rate should be according to their age, how and why to determine the training zones they should spend the most time in when working out.


This digital download product, is editable in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for print and online on Google Drive.



>> Integrated Skills Based, Content Based / Knowledge Based. The best of both worlds.

>> Meets HS/MS National Health Education Standards. 

>> Meets HS/MS Technical Subjects Health Common Core Standards.

>> Meets Washington State’s rigorous Health Education Standards.



Use this lesson to kick off a focus on fitness in your P.E. classes, to help any 4th-12th grade student, or to help yourself or any other adult workout more efficiently!


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Students will learn how to easily check their heart rate during a work out.


This lesson includes:


1. Step-by-step teacher directions


2. "Heart Rate Chart" with easy to read age and heart rate zones that is perfect for a hand-out or to make into a poster for your gym


3. "Heart Rate Zones" poster


4. Link to a worksheet to use the Karvonen method to figure heart rate if you want to be more precise


5. "Personalized Exercise Chart" where each student fills in his or her own heart rate range into a "Training Zone" poster



Buyers are saying: "Great program, lots of material." "Very nice - this will really help our program out."


The program includes: Organizing Curriculum and Meeting Standards, 9 Inside Units, 21 Inside Activities, 10 Outside Units, 10 Outside Activities, 6 Weight Lifting Workouts, 25 Cardio Workouts, 10 Body Workouts, 5 FITT Plan Activities, 11 Nutrition Lessons, Fitness Testing, Assessments, and More...



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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 17 reviews
    Kelly S.

    This resource was very straight forward. It was easy for the students to understand and utilize.

    Jackie M.

    Great easy follow along for all students. They were really engaged.

    Sarah Casey PE

    Really good heart rate resource when teaching about exercise intensity and heart rate zones.

    Katie M.

    My students love this, they are excited to use it!

    Lyndsay Belisle

    Great visual for students when learning about heart rates in PE.