Standard 1


  • STANDARD 1 - PERSONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS

    Elementary
    • participate in physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area
    • develop physical fitness skills through regular practice, effort, and perseverance
    • demonstrate mastery of fundamental motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, and understand fundamental principles of movement
    • understand the effects of activity on the body, the risks associated with inactivity, and the basic components of health-related fitness (cardiovascular, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition
    • demonstrate and assess their fitness by performing exercises or activities related to each health-related fitness component, and establish personal goals to improve their fitness
    • understand the relationship between physical activity and individual well being
    Intermediate
    • demonstrate competency in a variety of physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area
    • know that motor skills progress in complexity and need to be used in the context of games and sports with additional environmental constraints
    • combine and integrate fundamental skills and adjust technique based on feedback, including self-assessment
    • understand the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease, and premature death
    • develop and implement a personal fitness plan based on self-assessment and goal setting, understand physiological changes that result from training, and understand the health benefits of regular participation in activity
    • develop leadership, problem solving, cooperation, and team work by participating in group activities

    Commencement

    • demonstrate proficiency in selected complex physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area
    • establish and maintain a high level of skilled performance, demonstrate mastery of fundamental movement forms and skills that can contribute to daily living tasks, and analyze skill activities
    • make physical activity an important part of their life and recognize such consequent benefits as self-renewal, greater productivity as a worker, more energy for family activities, and reduction in health care costs
    • use the basic principles of skill analysis to improve previously acquired skills and to continue to learn new skills and activities
    • know the components of personal wellness (nutrition and weight control, disease prevention, stress management, safety, and physical fitness), establish a personal profile with fitness/wellness goals, and engage in appropriate activities to improve or sustain their fitness
    • follow a program that relates to wellness, including weight control and stress management
    • demonstrate competence in leading and participating in group activities