State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.
2013-2014 Mississippi Physical Education Framework
Grades Kindergarten-Two Kindergarten through grade two is dedicated to the development of fundamental motor skills, movement concepts, manipulative, non-manipulative, and perceptual motor skills. The instruction at each level will be progressive and focus on basic skills, the value of being physically active and the ability to display appropriate behaviors and attitudes during activity.
Grades Three-Five Grades three through five continues the development of fundamental motor skills, movement concepts, manipulative, non-manipulative, and perceptual motor skills. Students are provided the opportunity to refine these basic skills and apply these skills in a movement form. The instruction will be progressive and focus on basic skills, the value of being physically active and the ability to display appropriate behaviors and attitudes during activity.
Grades Six- Eight Physical Education in grades six through eight is dedicated to developing competency in many movement forms and their relation to an active lifestyle. The focus is to apply previously introduced skills and to acquire knowledge necessary for participation. The instruction at each level focuses on basic skills, lead-up activities and knowledge that demonstrate competency in each activity.
Grades Nine-Twelve Grades nine through twelve are dedicated to the development of achieving competency in more complex versions of various movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms. The focus of this instruction should be on individual/dual sports, team sports, physical fitness, and lifetime activities. It is recommended that students take one credit of physical education yearly.
Mississippi Administrative Code 7-3-38.12 Physical Education/Comprehensive Health Education Rules and Regulations
- DEFINITIONS a. Physical Education is a sequentially planned, developmentally appropriate K-12 curriculum and instruction that promotes lifelong physical activity. It helps students develop the knowledge, motor skills, self-management skills, social skills, attitudes and confidence needed to adopt and maintain physical activity throughout their lives.
Quality physical education programs provide opportunities for:
- i. students to learn the skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities
- ii. students to know the implications and benefits of participating regularly in physical activity
- iii. students to be physically active