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The goal of Pre K-12 physical education is to help students become responsible citizens who are both physically educated and health literate. Each student will set and achieve personally challenging goals in physical activity, apply higher order thinking skills to human movement, and design personal movement and fitness plans. Students will be able to display the skills and practices of a physically active lifestyle, knowing the benefits of their choices to be involved in physical activity. They will be physically fit and have a mindset that values physical activity and its benefits in sustaining healthy lifestyles.
Specific content expectations direct students towards becoming physically educated and health literate. Content provides:
The concepts and processes of physical education are reflected in the Maryland State Standards:
The Physical Education curriculum recognizes the developmental stages of students’ physical and cognitive growth and therefore moves from general to specific (content) across grade levels.
Instruction for physical education engages the learner and reflects the complex nature of the discipline. This requires consistent, yet varied opportunities for students to be actively involved in physical education activities. The physical education curriculum promotes instruction that: