Physical Education

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Physical Education is a sequential educational program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle.

A physically educated person who participates in health-enhancing physical activity:


All students will:
Motor Skills

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1. demonstrate selected fundamental object control skills;
2. demonstrate selected postural, nonlocomotor, and body control (movement) skills;
3. demonstrate selected fundamental rhythmical skills;
4. demonstrate selected fundamental rhythmical skills;
Physical Fitness

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5. participate successfully in selected health-enhancing, lifelong physical activities;
6. develop and maintain healthy levels of cardiorespiratory endurance;
7. develop and maintain healthy levels of muscular strength and endurance;
8. develop and maintain healthy levels of flexibility of selected joints of the body;
9. develop and maintain healthy levels of body composition;
Cognitive Concepts

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10. apply the concepts of body awareness, time, space, direction, and force to movement;
11. explain and apply the essential steps in learning motor skills;
12. describe the effects of activity and inactivity and formulate examples of lifestyle choices that result in the development and maintenance of health related fitness;
Personal and Social Character Traits

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13. demonstrate appropriate behavior related to selected personal/social character traits that commonly emerge in a physical activity context; and
14. value physical activity and its contribution to lifelong health and well-being

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