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Content Area: Physical Education
Grade Level Expectations: High School
Standard: 2. Physical and Personal Wellness in Physical Education

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

2. Identify community resources to maintain lifelong physical activity

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Identify and access physical activity opportunities in the communities (DOK 1-3)
  2. Explain the requirements such as cost involved with participation in a variety of physical activities (DOK 1-3)
  3. Evaluate and make wise consumer choices about equipment, products, and programs needed to successfully participate in a wide range of physical activities (DOK 1-3)
  4. Evaluate the availability and quality of fitness resources in the community (DOK 1-4)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Should insurance companies pay for memberships to health clubs if they will help to prevent chronic diseases?
  2. How do TV commercials and other fitness advertisements try to influence one to buy certain products, and how does one decide on quality fitness facilities, equipment, and activities?
  3. If you could create the ultimate physical activity facility, what would it include, where would it be located, and how much would it cost?
  4. If you lived in a social sphere with absolutely no fitness resources such as facilities, modern equipment, or the Internet, what would you do to reach and maintain optimal levels of health and fitness?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals access resources for physical activity participation throughout a lifetime such as public gyms, parks, and swimming pools.
  2. Individuals use a blog to compare and contrast physical activity opportunities in their community.
  3. Individuals select a piece of sporting equipment, and conduct Internet research and analysis of brands and cost.
  4. Individuals compare the cost of participating in an outdoor adventure sport such as mountain biking and a community-organized sport such as basketball.
  5. Individuals analyze the physical fitness messages in sports and athletic-related television advertisements.

Nature Of:

  1. There are a variety of activities used to improve and maintain lifelong fitness. Participating in these activities likely improves quality of life now and in the future.
  2. Regular participation in physical activity requires access to opportunities in the wider community.
  3. Taking responsibility for one's own health is an essential step toward developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
  4. The revolution of health and fitness in the world and our nation is an ongoing evolution.
  5. There are a number of ways to get physical activity outside of school.

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Participate regularly in health-enhancing and personally rewarding physical activity outside of physical education

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Participate willingly in a variety of physical activities appropriate for maintaining or enhancing a healthy lifestyle (DOK 1-3)
  2. Establish personal physical activity goals to accumulate a recommended number of minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity outside of physical education classes on five or more days during the week (DOK 1-3)
  3. Monitor physical activity in a physical activity log through the use of fitness equipment such as a pedometer or heart-rate monitor (DOK 1-2)
  4. Explain the benefits of participation in a variety of physical activities (DOK 1-3)
  5. Demonstrate effective time management skills that allow opportunities for physical activity during the day (DOK 1-3)
  6. Demonstrate the ability to monitor and adjust activity to meet personal goals (DOK 1-4)
  7. Participate in a variety of self-selected physical activities, and evaluate the value of each as it relates to personal fitness goals

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How should physical activity be prioritized between work and school?
  2. Why is using a variety of physical activities important?
  3. What are the pros and cons of participating in a variety of physical activities versus specializing in one sport or activity?
  4. If you had a chance to address the U.S. President and Congress about the importance of physical activity, what would you say?
  5. How are your current fitness goals likely to change over time?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals make physical activity a part of an individual lifestyle at home.
  2. Individuals use technology such as computer spreadsheets to create and keep a physical activity diary or log.
  3. Individuals compare and contrast the lifelong wellness benefits of participation in a physical education class versus participating in a high school marching band or a varsity sport.
  4. Individuals appreciate the physical benefits of dancing.
  5. Individuals appreciate the physical benefits of walking or riding a bike instead of driving a car.

Nature Of:

  1. There are a variety of activities used to improve and maintain lifelong fitness. Participating in these activities likely improves the quality of one's life now and in the future.
  2. Taking responsibility for one's own health is an essential step toward developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
  3. There are a number of ways to get physical activity outside of school.

Content Area: Physical Education
Grade Level Expectations: Eighth Grade
Standard: 2. Physical and Personal Wellness in Physical Education

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Concepts and skills students master:

1. Identify preferences for lifetime physical activity

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Participate in a variety of recreational activities appropriate to a geographical area (DOK 1-2)
  2. Match personal preferences in physical activities with each of the five components of health-related physical fitness (body composition, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength) (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Which component of health-related fitness is most important, and why?
  2. What recreational activities do you and your family participate in weekly, and where do you go to participate?
  3. How does your physical fitness compare to peers from other countries around the world?
  4. What is your favorite adventure sport?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals choose appropriate physical activities at home for wellness such as stretching or jogging.
  2. Individuals use the Internet to learn about the health benefits of physical activities appropriate to their area such as mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, or hiking.

Nature Of:

  1. Physical activity choices that change throughout a lifetime have a positive effect on the individual's overall health.
  2. Being aware of personal strengths, individual needs, and specific health risks is essential for safely starting a new physical activity.
  3. The selection of activities in which to participate requires knowledge of benefits and outcomes for a wide range of activities.
  4. A variety of physical activities can be performed in any geographical area.

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Determine one's responsibility for developing skills, acquiring knowledge, and achieving fitness

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Create an individual physical activity portfolio that includes: 1. Identifying reasons for choosing a particular physical fitness activity such as have fun, gain flexibility, increase core strength, increase fitness level, and lose weight 2. Reflecting on how and why this activity may differ from now and when one is 25, 40, 55+ (DOK 1-4)
  2. Set realistic fitness goals, and strive to attain them through participation in activities of individual choosing (DOK 1-3)
  3. Maintain a physical activity log for an extended period, documenting progress toward achievement of personal goals (DOK 1-3)
  4. Accumulate a recommended number of minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity outside of physical education class on five or more days during the week (DOK 1)
  5. Design and participate activities that will improve all components of health-related fitness (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do one's age, community, and friends affect the choices about participating in physical activities?
  2. What do you think of your personal fitness assessment results, and what changes should you make in your exercise routine to improve those results?
  3. If you were the editor of a fitness magazine for teenagers, what headlines would you include on your cover page? What hot topics would you include in the magazine?
  4. How are your parents' and grandparents' physical fitness activities similar to or different from your physical fitness activities?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals enjoy participating in physical activity such as regular jogging or walking throughout a lifetime.
  2. Individuals use a computer to monitor their physical activity, and meet guidelines for wellness.
  3. Individuals discuss with family members the physical fitness activities that can be done together as a family.

Nature Of:

  1. An individual's success in and enjoyment of and physical activity choices are affected by changes in geographical and community setting, lifestyles, friends, and age.
  2. Taking responsibility for one's own health is an essential step toward developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
  3. It takes commitment and dedication to successfully attain personal goals in fitness and physical activities.
  4. Goal-setting is a critical component of successful behavior change.

Content Area: Physical Education
Grade Level Expectations: Sixth Grade
Standard: 2. Physical and Personal Wellness in Physical Education

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Identify opportunities in school and in the community for regular participation in physical activity to enhance physical fitness

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Participate in self-selected activities that require muscular strength and endurance (DOK 1-3)
  2. Sets realistic fitness goals (DOK 1-3)
  3. Strive to attain fitness goals through participation in physical activity of individual choosing (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Why should people of different ages have different fitness goals?
  2. How does an individual demonstrate taking responsibility for his or her own physical fitness?
  3. What muscular strength and endurance invention has made the most impact on people's fitness?
  4. What five muscular strength and endurance activities would you do to become physically fit? Would your choices stay the same in order to maintain your fitness level?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals establish physical activity goals relevant to a selected component of fitness such as deciding how many push-ups to do once a week.
  2. Individuals use technology to document and record progress toward fitness goals such as tracking progress with a computer or keeping a journal.
  3. Individuals recognize that there are physical activities available to people of all ages in their community.

Nature Of:

  1. An individual's success in and enjoyment of physical activity choices are affected by changes in geographical and community setting, lifestyles, friends, and age.
  2. Living a healthy lifestyle contributes to a positive self awareness, fewer illnesses, and more opportunities to be active.
  3. Taking responsibility for one's own health is an essential step toward developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

Content Area: Physical Education
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 2. Physical and Personal Wellness in Physical Education

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Connect the health-related fitness components to the body systems

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Understand the importance of participation in fitness-enhancing physical activities such as gymnastic clubs, community-sponsored youth sports, or activity clubs (DOK 1-2)
  2. Demonstrate appropriate warm-up procedures before participation in vigorous physical activity (DOK 1)
  3. Distinguish healthy balanced meals and snacks designed to enhance the performance of physical activities (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. Do you prefer participating in organized group activities such as youth basketball leagues or playing in unstructured physical activities such as pick-up basketball games? Why?
  2. If you managed a restaurant, what foods would be on the menu? Why?
  3. Should children be allowed to eat whatever snacks they want? Why or why not?
  4. Should people eat immediately before exercising? Why or why not?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals establish healthy habits for physical activity and nutrition such as tracking fat and caloric intake from nutritional information on food labels.
  2. Individuals keep a computer log to track and analyze a daily diet.
  3. Individuals use the Internet to research healthy, balanced meals.

Nature Of:

  1. A healthy diet and exercise program provides energy for performance and successful participation in recreational and competitive activities.
  2. Taking responsibility for one's own health is an essential step toward developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
  3. People have many options to participate in organized physical activities outside of school.

Content Area: Physical Education
Grade Level Expectations: Fourth Grade
Standard: 2. Physical and Personal Wellness in Physical Education

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Concepts and skills students master:

3. Recognize the benefits derived from regular, moderate, and vigorous physical activity

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Explain how the five health-related fitness components (body composition, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength) affect ability to participate normally in everyday activities (DOK 1-3)
  2. Compare results of fitness testing to personal health status and ability to perform various activities (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What is the role of fitness testing in overall wellness?
  2. Which specific activities might affect your body?
  3. How does physical fitness impact successful participation of a variety of activities?
  4. How would you go about improving your physical fitness?
  5. Why would you want to change the results of your physical assessment?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals record and analyze fitness test results using fitness testing software.
  2. Individuals keep a chart of all physical activities, listing the amounts of time for each.
  3. Individuals compare the five health-related physical components to car parts, and explain how they are similar.

Nature Of:

  1. Participation in moderate to vigorous daily activity is important to lifelong health.
  2. It is important to choose activities that will enhance wellness.

Content Area: Physical Education
Grade Level Expectations: Second Grade
Standard: 2. Physical and Personal Wellness in Physical Education

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Concepts and skills students master:

2. Identify good brain health habits

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Explain the fuel requirements of the body during physical activity and inactivity (DOK 1-3)
  2. Identify healthy food choices to fuel the body (DOK 1-2)
  3. Determine the proper amount of sleep to get every night (DOK 1-2)
  4. Identify changes in the body during exercise and how that makes you feel (DOK 1-3)
  5. Identify feelings resulting from challenges, successes, and failures in physical activity (DOK 1-3)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
  2. How do you face challenges, overcome failures, and celebrate successes in physical activity?
  3. Do you feel better or worse when you get a lot of sleep at night? Why?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Individuals know the link between good nutrition and physical activity for being healthy.
  2. Individuals ask their parents about healthy foods.
  3. Individuals identify healthy foods on television or billboards.
  4. Individuals experience a wide range of positive emotions and feelings through physical activity.
  5. Individuals create a video demonstrating a wide range of emotions during physical activity.

Nature Of:

  1. Physical activity affects overall health and fitness.
  2. Taking responsibility for one's own health is an essential step toward developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
  3. Food choices affect overall health and fitness.