Georgia - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
regulation; standard
Summary: 

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia. 160-4-2-.01 THE QUALITY CORE CURRICULUM AND STUDENT COMPETENCIES.
[Repealed as of May 2018]

i) Physical Education- knowledge, understanding, values and experiences in physical activity as they relate to healthful living and quality use of leisure time. Content should include principles for developing and maintaining skilled performance, endurance, strength and flexibility.


Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia. 160-4-2-.01 THE QUALITY CORE CURRICULUM AND STUDENT COMPETENCIES.
[Repealed as of May 2018]

  1. Physical education.

    • (i) In the area of physical education, the student is expected to:

    • (I) Select and participate regularly in physical activities designed to enhance lifelong physical fitness and skilled performance;

    • (II) Perform at a satisfactory level the skills necessary to engage in a variety of physical activities;

    • (III) Value physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.


Georgia Performance Standards for Physical Education

The Georgia Performance Standards for Physical Education are based on the National Physical Education Standards developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). The Standards reflect what a physically educated student should know and be able to do at each grade level (K-12). Six standards with accompanying elements are provided for each grade level. The elements are provided to further define the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are expected of students at the end of various grade levels. Examples are provided for each element and can serve as guidelines for assessing student performance. Rather than defining curriculum, these standards provide guidance for teachers and are useful in designing appropriate physical education curricula. A sequential, developmentally appropriate curriculum should be designed and implemented to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and confidence needed to adopt and maintain a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
<a href="http://www.gadoe.org/Pages/Home.aspx”>Source: Georgia Department of Education

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