• Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools

     

     

    Grade 7

     

    Standard 1: Demonstrate motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    Manipulative Skills

    1.1       Demonstrate mature technique for the following patterns: overhand, sidearm, and underhand throw; catching; kicking/punting; striking; trapping; dribbling (hand and foot); and volleying.

    Rhythmic Skills

    1.2       Perform multicultural dances.

    Combinations of Movement Patterns and Skills

    1.3       Combine manipulative, locomotor, and nonlocomotor skills into movement patterns.

    1.4       Demonstrate body management and object manipulation skills needed for successful participating in individual and dual physical activities.

    1.5       Demonstrate body management and locomotor skills needed for successful participation in track and field, and combative activities.

    1.6       Demonstrate body management and object manipulation skills needed for successful participation in introductory adventure/outdoor activities.

     

    Standard 2: Demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activities.

    Manipulative Skills

    2.1       Identify and describe key elements in the mature performance of overhand, sidearm, and underarm throw; catching; kicking/punting; striking; trapping; dribbling (hand and foot); and volleying.

    Movement Concepts

    2.2       Apply feedback from the teacher or others to improve skill performance.

    2.3       Use information, feedback, and practice to set goals for skill improvement.

    2.4       Explain and demonstrate spin and rebound principles while performing manipulative skills.

    2.5       Compare and contrast the effectiveness of practicing skills as a whole, and practicing skills in smaller parts.

    2.6       Diagram and demonstrate basic offensive and defensive strategies for individual and dual physical activities.

    Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills

    2.7       Develop and teach another an individual or dual game that uses a manipulative skill, two different offensive strategies, and a scoring system.

     

    Standard 3: Assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.

    3.1       Assess muscle strength, muscle endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility, and body composition using the State-mandated fitness test.

    3.2       Evaluate individual physical fitness measures in relationship to patterns of physical activity.

    3.3       Develop individual goals for each of the five areas of fitness based on research-based standards.

    3.4       Plan a weekly personal physical fitness program in collaboration with the teacher.

    3.5       Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity a minimum of 4 days per week.

    3.6       Periodically assess attainment of, or progress toward personal physical fitness goals, and make necessary adjustments to personal physical fitness program.

     

    Standard 4: Demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance.

    4.1       Develop a one-week personal physical fitness plan specifying the proper warm-up, cool-down, principles of exercise for each component of health-related fitness.

    4.2       Identify physical activities that are effective in improving each of the health-related fitness components.

    4.3       Match personal preferences in physical activities with each of the five areas of health-related fitness.

    4.4       Explain the effects of physical activity on heart rate and recovery rates.

    4.5       Describe the role of physical activity and nutrition on achieving physical fitness.

    4.6       Identify and apply principles of resistance in safe, age-appropriate activities.

    4.7       Explain progression, overload, and specificity as principles of exercise.

    4.8       Discuss the effect of body segment growth rates on physical fitness.

     

    Standard 5: Demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as applied to learning and performance of physical activity.

    Self Responsibility

    5.1       Identify appropriate and inappropriate risks involved in adventure, individual, and dual physical activities.

    5.2       Accept responsibility for individual improvement.

    Social Interaction

    5.3       Demonstrate acceptance of differences in gender, physical development, and personal preferences as they affect participation in physical activity.

    Group Dynamics

    5.4       Evaluate the effect of encouraging words and phrases to others while participating in a group physical activity.

    5.5       Identify the responsibilities of a leader in physical activity.

     

     

    Grade 8

     

    Standard 1: Demonstrate motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    Rhythmic Skills

    1.1       Identify and demonstrate square dance steps, positions, and patterns to music.

    1.2       Create and perform a square dance.

    Combinations of Movement Patterns and Skills

    1.3       Demonstrate basic offensive and defensive skills and strategies in team physical activities.

    1.4       Apply locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills to team physical activities.

    1.5       Demonstrate fundamental gymnastic/tumbling skills.

    1.6       Create and perform a routine using fundamental gymnastics/tumbling skills, locomotor and nonlocomotor movement patterns, and the elements of speed, direction, and level.

     

    Standard 2: Demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activities.

    Movement Concepts

    2.1       Describe and demonstrate how movement skills learned in one physical activity can be transferred and used to help learn another.

    2.2       Explain rotation principles used in performing various manipulative skills.

    2.3       Explain how growth in height and weight affects one’s performance and influences the selection of developmentally appropriate physical activities.

    Combination of Movement Patterns and Skills

    2.4       Identify characteristics of highly-skilled performances for the purpose of improving one’s own performance.

    2.5       Diagram, explain, and justify offensive and defensive strategies in modified and team sport games and activities.

    2.6       Develop and teach a team game that uses elements of spin or rebound, designated offensive and defensive space, a penalty system, and a scoring system.

     
    Standard 3: Assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.

    3.1       Assess muscle strength, muscle endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility, and body composition using the State-mandated fitness test and/or other research-based fitness assessment tools.

    3.2       Refine individual personal physical fitness goals for each of the five areas of fitness based on research-based standards.

    3.3       Plan and implement a two-week personal physical fitness plan in collaboration with the teacher.

    3.4       Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity a minimum of 4 days per week.

    3.5       Periodically assess attainment of, or progress toward, personal physical fitness goals, and make necessary adjustments to personal physical fitness program.

    3.6       Participate safely in moderate to vigorous physical activity when conditions are unconventional (weather, travel, injury).

     

    Standard 4: Demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance.

    4.1       Develop a two-week personal physical fitness plan specifying the proper warm-up, cool-down and principles of exercise for each the five components of health-related fitness.

    4.2       Identify and perform appropriate physical activities that can be completed in inclement weather, while away from home or school, and when a minor injury may require an alternate activity.

    4.3       Identify ways to increase physical activity in routine daily activities.

    4.4       Identify and apply basic weight/resistance training principles and safety practices.

    4.5       Explain the effects of nutrition and participation in physical activity on weight control, self-concept, and physical performance.

    4.6       Explain the different types of conditioning for different physical activities.

     

    Standard 5: Demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as applied to learning and performance of physical activity.

    Self Responsibility

    5.1       Abide by the decisions of the officials, accept the outcome of the game, and show appreciation of participants.

    5.2       Organize and work cooperatively with a group to achieve goals.

    5.3       Identify and evaluate three life-long physical activity preferences and determine self-responsibility for skill development, knowledge of concepts, and fitness benefits.

    Social Interaction

    5.4       Identify and reward the contributions of members of a group or team in accomplishing a task or goal.

    Group Dynamics

    5.5       Accept the roles of group members within the structure of a game or activity.

    5.6       Describe leadership roles and responsibilities within the context of team games and activities.

    5.7       Model and encourage others to be supportive and inclusive of all ability levels.

     

     

     

     

Last Modified on January 22, 2010