Elementary Physical Education Grade 4

0.5 Credits
18 weeks
athletic legs in sneakers at sunset during outdoor jogging at sunset.

The Elementary PE course teaches students about healthy habits and activities. It builds on what they have learned in previous lessons and provides age-appropriate activities. Students learn skills like throwing, catching, kicking, striking, dancing, swimming, and basic gymnastics. They also learn about eating a healthy diet, working as a team, and being a good sport. The course encourages students to be active for 60 minutes every day and set goals to improve their skills.

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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

Course Materials

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.


Influences on Fitness

I can explain the movement steps to a social dance. I can describe the forces that act on a body while maintaining a balanced position. I can describe swim strokes. I can explain the technologies that help to reach health goals. I can predict the impact of influences on a person’s participation in physical activity. I can interpret assessments to evaluate fitness.

Nutrients and the Training Principles

I can select specific stretches to reduce specific sport injuries. I can analyze my heart rate during activities. I can identify principles of fitness to their correct meaning. I can identify the muscles that are being used during physical activity. I can describe the five parts of a workout. I can compare the recommended daily portions for the different food groups.

Safety and Healthy Performance

I can interpret when my body is showing signs of dehydration. I can evaluate my physical fitness by measuring my fitness levels. I can identify similar movement patterns in various sports. I can describe cues of catching. I can compare different positions for offense and defense in games. I can identify proper practice activities that can improve performance skills.

Sportsmanship and Kicking

I can describe inclusive opportunities with others while in a physical activity setting. I can explain the connection between skill competence and enjoyment of activity. I can analyze a food label to determine the serving size and total nutrients. I can explain the cues to forehand strike with a racquet. I can describe games that use striking with various body parts and equipment. I can explain the cues to kick an object that travels in the intended direction.