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Lesson Plan

Heart Rate by Consumer Jungle

Course, Subject

Health, Physical Education, Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences

Grade Levels

Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Lesson Objectives

Students will learn determine their maximum heart rate and target heart rate range.


60 minutes: Entire activity


Students will calculate their maximum and target heart rates. They will take their heart rate either on their neck or arm and determine which activities they need to perform to reach their target heart rates.

This lesson is one part of a larger unit, Health. While completing this unit students will learn about how to evaluate gyms, fitness machines, bulk building options, and learn how to nourish their body to participate in athletic events.

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Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Distribute the Heart Rate worksheet to students and have them work individually.
  2. Ask students to answer the questions on the worksheet and turn it in for grading. Allow time for physical activity during class or assign physical activity as homework.
  3. Ask students to share what activities they need to perform to reach their target heart rates (THR).

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End of Unit Assessment

Students can take the concept quizzes via pen and paper.


Content Provider

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