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Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks


The Elementary PE course integrates healthy lifestyle habits and activities to help students be their best. The learning scaffolds on the previous lessons to provide developmentally appropriate activities and builds on skills learned in each grade level. Skill progressions help students learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do some basic gymnastics. Students learn how to eat a healthy diet, develop teamwork and sportsmanship, and strive for 60 minutes of daily activity. They learn to set goals and work to meet those physical goals to keep improving their skills.

Please view the Elementary Parents’ Survival Guide: The First Four Weeks of Online Learning for guidance on helping your student in the transition to online learning.

Course Requirements

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.

Major Topics and Concepts

Major Topics and Concepts:

Module 01: Take Notice, Keep Focus

  • 01.00 Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Safety
  • 01.02 Fitness Assessment 1
  • 01.03 Locomotor Movements
  • 01.04 Throwing and Catching—Project-Based Assessment
  • 01.05 Module One Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.06 Module One Assessment

Module 02: Use and Nourish Your Body

  • 02.00 Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Flexibility
  • 02.02 Cardiovascular Health
  • 02.03 Strength
  • 02.04 Nutrition—Project-Based Assessment
  • 02.05 Fitness Assessment 2
  • 02.06 Module Two Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.07 Module Two Assessment

Module 03: Strike It Rich, Keep It Fair

  • 03.00 Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Sportsmanship and Teamwork
  • 03.02 Nutrition and Water
  • 03.03 Striking—Project-Based Assessment
  • 03.04 Kicking
  • 03.05 Module Three Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.06 Module Three Assessment

Module 04: Moving toward Your Goals

  • 04.00 Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Dance
  • 04.02 Gymnastics and Swimming
  • 04.03 Fitness Resources
  • 04.04 Improve Movement—Project-Based Assessment
  • 04.05 Fitness Assessment 3
  • 04.06 Module Four Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.07 Module Four Assessment

Credits .375


  • Movements
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movements by describing locomotor skills, explaining proper offense and defense positions, and practicing a variety of activities.
  • Safety and Fitness Assessments
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety and fitness assessments by using and explaining safety rules and procedures, safety precautions, fitness level measurements, and fitness tracking.
  • Fitness Measurements
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness measurements by describing muscles used and strengthened during physical activity, explaining how to use heart rate measurements to improve cardiovascular fitness, and by performing activities to improve flexibility.
  • Teamwork and Nutrition
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of teamwork and nutrition by describing sportsmanship, working inclusively in a team, identifying appropriate food portions, explaining daily water needs, analyzing nutritional food labels, and creating a meal plan.
  • Fitness Activities and Goals
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness activities and goals by explaining how to set short and long term goals, use feedback for improvement, use technology to improve fitness and by performing a variety of activities.



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