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Early Childhood (Ages 3-5)

In an effort to afford early childhood education providers equity of access to the highest-quality movement education programming, OPEN has launched a content development effort with the help of some of the nation’s most respected physical education and early childhood content specialists. EC Development Council: Aaron Hart, Nick Kline, Helena Baert, Diane Craft, Andrea Hart EC Content Authors: Helena Baert, Jim DeLine, Amy [...]

Tai Chi
(High School)

Created by: Lisa Kushner, Brianna Sullivan, Thomas Fuchs & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Joshua Giddings, Deedi Boland & Juan Wang Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart Harvard Medical School has labeled Tai Chi as a low-impact, lifetime exercise with evidence-based benefits. This ancient Chinese martial art has been shown to help decrease stress while helping the body maintain strength, flexibility, and balance in [...]

Rugby
(Middle School)

Created by: Katie Pennamped & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Jennifer Truong Games that resemble Rugby appear as far back in history as 300 BC in Greece. The modern version of the sport was created at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire (England) in the 19th Century. This recreational game of the early 1800’s was first formalize in 1857 in a [...]

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Created by: Lisa Kushner, Brianna Sullivan, Thomas Fuchs & Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Joshua Giddings, Deedi Boland & Juan Wang
Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart Harvard Medical School has labeled Tai Chi as a low-impact, lifetime exercise with evidence-based benefits. This ancient Chinese martial art has been shown to help decrease stress while helping the body maintain strength, flexibility, and balance in all […]

Created by: Katie Pennamped & Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Deedi Boland
Design: Jennifer Truong Games that resemble Rugby appear as far back in history as 300 BC in Greece. The modern version of the sport was created at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire (England) in the 19th Century. This recreational game of the early 1800’s was first formalize in 1857 in a match in […]

Created by: Piper Cronin and Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Deedi Boland
Design: Jennifer Truong Since the existence of Ancient Rome, the circus has been associated with entertaining the population with acts of athletic ability. The modern circus is believed to have originated in England in the 1700s. Cavalry officer Philip Astley is said to have set up an amphitheater for crowds to gather and […]

Created by: Aaron Hart, Future Authors Listed Here…
Special Contributions: Ali Young
Design: Aaron Hart This module is under construction and is being built by the entire OPEN Tribe!

Visit www.openphysed.org/win to find out how you can contribute and possibly win a new Polar A360 Activity Tracker!

In the meantime, use the drafts below to provide meaningful fitness learning activities to your classes […]

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Elyse Loughlin, Lori Dunn, Brandon Herwick, Kevin Reinisch,
Charla Parker Krahnke
Special Contributions: Deedi Boland
Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart Physical educators know and understand the need to get students active and engaged as soon as they enter the PE classroom. This collection of instant activities serves to help teachers get students moving quickly, while also providing meaningful learning […]

Created by: Brandon Herwick & Artie Kamiya
Special Contributions: Elyse Loughlin, Aaron Hart, Deedi Boland, & Jenna Knapp
Design: Jennifer Truong Dance has been a part of the human experience since before the birth of the earliest civilizations. Young children love to move to music, and that joy provides an important opportunity to nurture the value of movement within each child’s identity. This dance module […]