Background: This one-of-a-kind publication provides games, activities, and teaching strategies for implementing Great Activities’ “PE Power Standards” that are aligned to NASPE and State PE Standards. The 36 specific grade level benchmarks in this publication include:
- (3.1) Demonstrates proper form and smooth transitions during combinations of locomotor skills in different pathways, levels, and directions as directed.
- (3.2) Performs with a partner in a line, circle, and folk dances.
- (3.3) Demonstrates how to throw to a moving partner at varying distances.
- (3.4) Applies the five manipulative skills in small-sided lead up games.
- (3.5) Demonstrates all of the essential elements of the five manipulative skills with partners.
- (3.6) Understands four or more health related fitness assessments and the associated exercises that develop muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility in a variety of muscle groups.
- (3.7) Participates in numerous bouts of MVPA for >20 minutes of time during the school day and understands the accumulat-ive effect of physical activity.
- (3.8) Demonstrates an understanding of a simplified version of the Perceived Exertion Scale for determining levels of physical activity.
- (3.9) Uses technology to measure changes in heart rate before, during, and after physical activity.
- (3.10) Understands four or more obesity prevention health behaviors .
- (3.11) Demonstrates how words of praise can be used to encourage others.
- (3.12) Demonstrates positive interactions with others.
- (4.1) Demonstrates changes in speed with different pathways, levels, and directions in game-like settings (e.g., catching a football pass on the run).
- (4.2) Performs a series of basic square dance steps.
- (4.3) Demonstrates how to throw to a stationary partner, while moving, at varying distances.
- (4.4) Demonstrates how to combine manipulative skills (i.e., catching, dribbling, and passing to an open player) with partners and in drills.
- (4.5) Demonstrates the five manipulative skills showing all elements with partners, drills, and lead-up games.
- (4.6) Understands all five health related fitness assessments and the associated exercises that develop muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility in a variety of muscle groups.
- (4.7) Participates in numerous bouts of MVPA for >20 minutes during and outside of school and understands the accumulat ive effect of physical activity.
- (4.8) Utilizes a simplified version of the Perceived Exertion Scale (PES) while participating in a variety of selected MVPAs.
- (4.9) Demonstrates the concept of target heart rate and how to monitor it with and without technology.
- (4.10) Understands all five obesity prevention health behaviors.
- (4.11) Uses praise and other types of encouragement appropriately.
- (4.12) Accepts responsibility for one’s own performance without blaming others.
- (5.1) Demonstrates the appropriate use of levels in drill and lead-up situations (e.g., jumping high for a rebound, lowering center of gravity when guarding an opponent).
- (5.2) Designs and performs a dance or other movement routine (e.g., jump rope) combining locomotor patterns.
- (5.3) Throws to a moving partner while moving/catches a ball while moving at varying distances.
- (5.4) Applies combinations of manipulative skills (e.g., rebounding a basketball and passing it to an open player) in lead-up games.
- (5.5) Uses and applies sport skill rubrics to increase skill development.
- (5.6) Understands all five health related fitness assessments and shows improvement on one or more self-selected items.
- (5.7) Participates in numerous bouts of MVPA for >30 minutes of time during and outside of school and understands the accumulative effect of physical activity.
- (5.8) Demonstrates the ability to perform a self-paced aerobic activity by keeping in the appropriate Perceived Exertion Scale (PES) levels, target heart rate zone, and monitoring recovery rate.
- (5.9) Demonstrates the ability to distinguish between safe/effective or harmful/ineffective warm-up and cool-down techniques.
- (5.10) Understands all five obesity prevention health behaviors and self-selects one or more behaviors to monitor over time.
- (5.11) Gives and accepts feedback from others to help improve performing striking, dribbling, throwing, and other sport skills.
- (5.12) Gives and accepts feedback on sportsmanship issues appropriately.