Avoca Central SchoolPhysical Education Course Description
· Team, partner and individual sports
· Dance and rhythmic exercise
· Cooperative activities
· Manipulative and balance activities
· Team, partner and individual games
· Cardiovascular and muscle fitness activities
· Self defense
· Outdoor and lifetime activities
· Knowledge, skill and fitness testing
New York State
Physical Education Standards
Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain health.
The Key Idea:
Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical activities and proficiency in a few select complex motor and sports activities. Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.
Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
The Key Idea:
Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity. They will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication. Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.
Standard 3: Resource Management
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.
The Key Idea:
Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity. They will be informed consumers and able able to evaluate facilities and programs. Students will also be aware of some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports.National Physical Education StandardsPhysical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
A physically educated person:
Standard 1: Demonstrate competency in motor skill and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and / or social interaction.