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Physical Education and Health

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The grades K-8 Physical Education Units are a cohesive set of units that will scaffold instruction from one grade level to the next.  The units have been developed as building blocks of skills and concepts that will move instruction from one unit to the next.  All units are made up of a blended set of standards and cumulative progress indicators that fully encapsulate the major ideas and themes behind the unit.  The incorporation of different standards through major, supporting and additional concepts provide a greater opportunity for comprehensive Physical Education instruction in each unit.  The units will progress from basic movement education to developing and applying manipulative skills in various isolated and applied situations such as physical fitness and activity, individual skill development, and cooperative activities.

Grade Band Units
K-2
Rules and Safety
Movement and Coordination
Movement and Dance
Gross Motor Skills
Team Sports and Activities
3-5
Rules and Safety
Establishing a Safe Learning Environment
Movement and Coordination
Manipulative Skills
6-8*
Rules and Safety
Establishing a Safe Learning Environment
Fitness
Team Sports and Sportsmanship
Team Building
 

HEALTH

The Comprehensive Health Education Units are a cohesive set of units that will scaffold instruction from one grade level to the next.  The units are made up of a blended set of standards and cumulative progress indicators that fully encapsulate the major ideas and themes behind the unit.  The incorporation of different standards through major, supporting and additional concepts provide a greater opportunity for comprehensive health instruction in each unit.   Students will begin the year with a Wellness unit that blends general health skills involving topics such as hygiene, nutrition and physical activity.  Units will then progress to develop decision making skills which will be applied in various situations in later units involving physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, relationships,  interpersonal communication,  and character development.