Elementary Physical Education Learning Standards

  • Physical Education Learning Standards

    Standard 1 - Personal Health and Fitness

    Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

    Key Idea: Students will:

    a.     perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical activities and proficiency in a few select complex motor and sports activities.

    b.    design personal fitness programs to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.

    Elementary

    • participate in physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area
    • develop physical fitness skills through regular practice, effort, and perseverance
    • demonstrate mastery of fundamental motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, and understand fundamental principles of movement
    • understand the effects of activity on the body, the risks associated with inactivity, and the basic components of health-related fitness (cardiovascular, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition
    • demonstrate and assess their fitness by performing exercises or activities related to each health-related fitness component, and establish personal goals to improve their fitness
    • understand the relationship between physical activity and individual well being

    Standard 2 - A Safe and Healthy Environment

    Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

    Key Idea: Students will:

    a.     demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity. They will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication.

    b.    be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.

    Elementary

    • contribute to a safe and healthy environment by observing safe conditions for games, recreation, and outdoor activities
    • come to know and practice appropriate participant and spectator behaviors to produce a safe and positive environment
    • work constructively with others to accomplish a variety of goals and tasks
    • know how injuries from physical activity can be prevented or treated
    • demonstrate care, consideration, and respect of self and others during physical activity

     

    Standard 3 - Resource Management

    Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

    Key Idea: Students will:

    a.     will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity.

    b.    be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs.

    c.     be aware of some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports.

    Elementary

    • know that resources available at home and in the community offer opportunities to participate in and enjoy a variety of physical activities in their leisure time
    • become discriminating consumers of fitness information, health-related fitness activities in their communities, and fitness and sports equipment
    • demonstrate the ability to apply the decision making process to physical activity