Physical Education National Standards
- National Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in many and proficiency in a few movement forms.
- National Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
- National Standard 3: Participate regularly in physical activity.
- National Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
- National Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
- National Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
Sports and Fitness Portfolio
California Framework (Themes) for Each Grade Level
6th Grade Emphasis: Working cooperatively to achieve a common goal.
- Students are ready to combine skills for practice in lead-up games (a team, individual, or dual activity leading to an organized sport).
- Some activities we have taught in our 6th grade PE curriculum are the following: juggling, dance, yoga, traversing, and motor skills that will lead to a physically educated student (dribbling, throwing, striking, shooting, jump rope, etc.)
7th Grade Emphasis: Meeting Challenges and making Decisions.
- This is an appropriate time to introduce individual risk-taking and individual sports rather than focus exclusively on team sport.
- Examples of activities we have taught in our 7th grade PE curriculum are the following: paddle tennis, golf, track and field, self defense, rock climbing, swimming, etc.
8th Grade Emphasis: Working as a team to solve problems.
- The emphasis in physical education moves toward team sports, including defensive and offensive strategies.
- Some activities we have taught in our 8th grade PE curriculum are the following: hockey, soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, team handball, baseball, etc.