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Physical Education - Grade 6 Middle School [Fall 2016]
Core Standards of the Course
Students will achieve a level of competency in motor skills and movement patterns.
Students in sixth grade are working on skill development, including locomotor and non-locomotor skills, mastering basic manipulative skills, and after practice engage in small group games or lead-up games. Competency progresses into manipulative skills such as catching, throwing, and dribbling with hands and feet. Students will apply skills in modified games. Instruction includes an introduction to training principles and activities that can enhance health-related fitness as students pursue personal fitness goals.
Students will apply knowledge to attain efficient movement and performance.
Students will use tactics utilizing space, pathways, shapes, levels, speed, direction, force, and strategy for effective movement in an activity setting. Students will utilize defensive and offensive strategies to gain advantage in a game setting.
Create open space by using locomotor skills (e.g., walking, running, jumping and landing) in combination with movement skills (e.g., varying pathways, changing speed, direction or pace).
Students will understand the components necessary to maintain a healthy level of fitness to support engagement in physical activity.
Students will identify the components of designing, monitoring, and evaluating physical fitness, understanding the importance of attention to minimal fitness needs and implementing essential components to maintaining a lifetime of fitness.
Students will develop cooperative skills and positive personal behavior through communication and respect for self and others.
Students will exhibit personal responsibility in a group setting by working well with others, accepting feedback, and understanding how rules and etiquette contribute to a safe and enjoyable environment. Students will review outdoor pursuits and understand how setting is an important factor to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Students will appraise the personal value of physical activity as a tool for wellness, challenges, and interacting with appropriate social skills with friends and family.
Students will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.
http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Jodi Kaufman and see the Physical Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - DIANA SUDDRETH .