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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks

Overview

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

Module 01: Catch On to Safety

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

Module 02: Building 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: Striking with Respect

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

Module 04: Building My Best

  • 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

Competencies

  • Safety
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety during physical activity by describing ways to use equipment safely, everyday hazards, health risks, first aid, and injury prevention.
  • Fitness Assessments and Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness assessments and movement by explaining and performing fitness assessments, movement skills, and practice activities.
  • Muscle and Fitness Development
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of muscle and fitness development by describing fitness goals, performing activities to increase flexibility, performing activities to improve cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength, and identifying the nutritional value of foods.
  • Teamwork and Nutrition
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of teamwork and nutrition by describing good sportsmanship, working productively in a team, a nutritionally well-balanced diet, and proper offense and defense positions.
  • Fitness Activities and Improvement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness activities and improvement by practicing a variety of fitness activities, practicing techniques that improve performance, and describing technology used to improve fitness.

Pre-Requisites

None

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