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Physical Education Quarters 1-4

Quarters 1-4
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Movement Concepts 

  • Body and space awareness
  • Speech variations
  • Level changes
  • Directional changes during activity
  • Appropriate changes in body shapes
  • Perform movement sequences
  • Qualities of force and flow in skill activites

Locomotor Skills 

  • Walk/Run 
  • Gallop/Skip 
  • Hop/Jump 
  • Leap/Slide 
  • Chase/Flee 
  • Dodge/Fake


Non-Locomotor Skills 

  • Continuous rolls in various directions 
  • Balance on various body parts 
  • Cooperative balance with partner/small group
  • Pushing/pulling in relation to balance
  • Vestibular movement
  • Cross lateral movement
  • Tracking
  • Bi-lateral movement


Manipulative Skills 

  • Dribbling 
  • Kicking 
  • Trapping 
  • Throwing 
  • Catching 
  • Volleying 
  • Striking 

Physical Fitness/Personal Wellness 

  • Identify benefits of physical activity
  • Aerobic activity
  • Monitor heart rate during exercise
  • Participate/identify warm-up, conditioning, and cool-down activities 
  • Identify components of health related physical fitness


Personal and Social Behavior 

  • Understand and apply safety rules 
  • Understand team communication and cooperative skills 
  • Active listening
  • Follows directions

 Sixth Grade Physical Education Content Standards

Motor Skills 

  • Uses basic offensive and defensive strategies in modified net games and invasive games. (S1.B1.a.6) 
  • Performs a variety of simple folk, square, and creative dances. (S1.B1.b.6) 
  • Designs and performs gymnastics (or dance) sequences that combine traveling, rolling, balancing, and weight transfer into smooth, flowing sequences with intentional changes in direction, speed, and flow. (S1.B1.c.6) 
  • Develops and refines an individual short-rope routine using a variety of basic skills. (S1.B1.d.6) 
  • Explores introductory outdoor pursuit skills. (S1.B1.e.6) 

Learning Concepts 

  • Identifies similarities in body position in various team sports. (S2.B1.a.6) 
  • Detects and corrects errors in personal performance. (S2.B1.b.6) 
  • Explains at least two game tactics involved in playing a team sport. (S2.B1.c.6) 
  • Designs a new game that incorporates skills and tactics that can be played fairly by all students, including those with disabilities. (S2.B1.d.6) 

Active Participation
  • Participates in physical activities both during and outside of school for the purpose of improving skill and health. (S3.B1.a.6) 
  • Sets realistic, measurable and attainable goals for participation in activities of own choosing. (S3.B1.b.6) 
  • Accumulates a recommended number of minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity outside of physical education class on three or more days during the week. (S3.B1.c.6) 
  • Maintains a physical activity log for a seven-day period, documenting progress toward achievement of personal goals. (S3.B1.d.6) 
  • Logs a specified number of steps during the day using pedometers. (S3.B1.e.6)

Physical Fitness 

  • Participates in activities designed to improve or maintain the health related fitness components. (S4.B1.a.6) 
  • Understands the importance of staying within the target heart rate (THR) zone while participating in games and activities. (S4.B1.b.6) 
  • Self-assesses heart rate before, during, and after vigorous physical activity. (S4.B1.c.6) 
  • Demonstrates appropriate training principles and exercise techniques designed to improve physical fitness. (S4.B1.d.6) 
  • Maintains heart rate in THR zone for a minimum of 20-minutes while participating in a game or activity. (S4.B1.e.6) 

Personal and Social Behavior 

  • Makes responsible decisions about using time, applying rules, and following through with the decisions made. (S5.B1.a.6) 
  • Remains on-task without close teacher monitoring. (S5.B1.b.6) 
  • Demonstrates concern for safety of self and others during games and activities. (S5.B1.c.6) 
  • Considers the consequences of choices when confronted with negative peer pressures. (S5.B1.d.6) 
  • Plays within the rules of the game or activity and shows self-control by accepting a controversial decision. (S5.B1.e.6) 
  • Resolves conflict with a sensitivity to the rights and feelings of others. (S5.B1.f.6) 
  • Through verbal and nonverbal behavior, demonstrates cooperation with peers of different gender, race, and ability in a physical activity setting. (S5.B1.g.6) 

Activity Appreciation 
  • Recognizes physical activity as a positive opportunity for social and group interaction. (S6.B1.a.6) 
  • Appreciates the creative aspects of skilled performance in others and self. (S6.B1.b.6) 
  • Respects the physical and performance limitations of self and others. (S6.B1.c.6) 
  • Analyzes selected physical experiences for social, emotional, and health benefits. (S6.B1.d.6)