In an easy-to-read, fluent style, this text's expert author team provides a comprehensive overview of secondary level physical education teaching methods as well as program and curriculum design. This revision retains the strong theoretical background with extensive applications and examples. Up-to-date legal information is a hallmark of the text.Provides additional instructor assistance through an online Instructor's Manual/Test Bank and PowerPoint slidesServes as a valuable reference guide for teaching professionals through the inclusion of sample forms, charts, and lesson plans that show students how to create and execute their own teaching plans when they enter the classroomIncludes "Study Stimulators" at the beginning of each chapter and review questions at the end of chapter sections, for easy study and reviewMarilyn Buck (Ball State University) and Jacalyn Lund (Georgia State University) have taken over as new lead authors of the sixth edition. The entire text has been revised to reflect the most recent National Standards for Physical Education. Theoretical material has been streamlined and applied material has been expanded to provide a more balanced approach to the material. Adaptive physical education, the problem of rising obesity and juvenile diabetes rates, and lifetime fitness approaches and programs receive expanded coverage.A copy of the national K-12 standards, Moving into the Future, is packaged free with every new copy of the text!