Date

Spring 5-2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Liberal Studies

Abstract

The article focuses on the benefits of physical activity on elementary school students. Research on the topic shows positive impact of physical activity in children; therefore, ten-minutes exercise breaks were implemented during class time to help students improve academic performance and physical development. A variety of different physical activities were designed and placed together as lesson plans to be performed by students during the assigned breaks to help them have a fresh restart on the assignment they were working on. The implementation of this project had no additional cost to school; therefore, it was very accessible to the school’s budget. Students who participated during the implementation of this project seemed to have a positive attitude towards the exercise breaks; although, improvement in academic performance could not be proved.

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