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Walk Around Michigan

Walk Around Michigan



Interactive PowerPoint designed to introduce pedometers to students.

Interactive PowerPoint designed to introduce pedometers to students.



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    • Walk Around Michigan JJ Reed Pedometer Rationale Week 1 Activity Levels K-5 Description Destinations Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Final Activity
    • Rationale for Pedometers
      • Easy way to monitor fitness
      • Gives students motivation and feedback
      • Inexpensive
      • Sets personal and team goals
      • Everyone can participate
    • Activity Levels K-5
      • Class meets 5 days a week for 45 minutes
      • Class size approx. 20 -25 students
    • Description
      • Students will wear pedometers every school day and track their distances in a journal. Progress will be individual. Students with aide of instructor will set personal goals for distances and destinations to be made. Destinations are cities in Michigan. If destination is not made students will continue along map to see the progress they can make.
    • Walk Around MI Week 1
      • Introduce pedometers to students
      • Give background on health benefits of walking
      • Average mile is 2000 steps
      • Have students practice tracking steps for 2 days.
      • Explain log book
      • Explain different destinations and how to set goals
    • Destinations A. Allendale B. Grand Haven C. Holland D. Allegan E. Kalamazoo F. Three Rivers G. Niles H. Michigan City
    • Walk Around MI Week 2
      • Grand Haven
      • Leave Allendale and walk 20 miles to Grand Haven. This is where we explore life at the beach and take a walk on the pier.
      • Minimum of 8000 steps a day to make destination.
    • Walk Around MI Week 3
      • Holland
      • Leave Grand Haven and walk to Holland to visit the tulip gardens. The distance is 22 miles.
      • Average 8800 steps a day to make it to the flower fields.
    • Walk Around MI Week 4
      • Distance is 23 miles. Average 9200 steps a day
      Allegan Leave Holland and walk to Allegan. While in town you can check out the air show.
    • Walk Around MI Week 5
      • Kalamazoo
      • Leave the air show and head to Kalamazoo to watch a Kings game. We’ll enjoy a day of baseball. Distance 26 miles.
      • Average at least 10,400 steps a day.
    • Walk Around MI Week 6
      • Three Rivers
      • After a great baseball game you are headed to Three Rivers. While in town you are going to enjoy hiking at local camps and parks. Distance 27 miles. Average 10,800 steps per day.
    • Walk Around MI Week 7
      • Niles
      • While in Niles you are going to check out the Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Distance is 36 miles. You should walk 14,400 steps a day if you want to see nature in action.
    • Walk Around MI Week 8
      • Michigan City, IN
      • Last stop on our tour is at the ABC Children’s Museum. Distance is 39 miles. Average day should include 15,600 steps.
    • Last Week Activity
      • Grand Rapids Children Museum
      • Since our travels ended at the museum in Michigan City it is fitting that the children enjoy a day walking the grounds at the museum in Grand Rapids.