CALIFORNIA PHYSICAL EDUCATION STANDARDS
Highlights of the Standards
The five overarching model content standards for elementary and middle school students are as follows:
Standard #1- Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
1.1 Perform simple balance stunts with a partner while sharing a common base of support.
1.5 jump a self-turned rope.
1.9 catch a fly ball above the head, below the waist, and away from the body.
Standard #2- Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principals and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
2.1 Explain the difference between offense and defense.
2.4 Describe the appropriate body orientation to strike a ball, using the forehand movement pattern.
2.5 Compare and contrast dribbling a ball without a defender and with a defender.
2.10 Design a routine to music that includes even and uneven locomotor patterns.
Standard #3- Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.
3.1 Participating in appropriate warm-up and cool-down exercise for particular physical activities.
3.3 Participate three to four days a week, for increasing periods of time, in continuous moderate to vigorous physical activities at the appropriate intensity to increase aerobic.
Muscular Strength Endurance
3.4 Perform increasing numbers of each: abdominal curl-ups, oblique curl-up on each side, modified push-ups or traditional push-ups, and triceps push-ups.
3.6 demonstrate basic stretches using proper alignment for hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, triceps, back, shoulders, hip adductors, hip abductors, and calves.
3.7 Sustain continuous movement for increasing periods of time while participating in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
3.9 meet minimum requirements for health related physical fitness, using scientifically based health-related physical fitness assessment.
Standard #4- Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles and strategies to improve health and performances.
Standard #5- Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and social concepts, principles, strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity
In elementary school the content standards emphasize the way students move through space and time in their environment, the way in which the student and a partner move in space together, the continuity and change in movement , the manipulation of objects in time and through space, and the manipulation of object with accuracy and speed.
In middle school the content standards emphasize working cooperatively to achieve a common goal, meeting challenges, making decisions, and working as a team to solve problems.