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Kentucky Academic Standards for Primary Physical Education
Aligned to National Physical Education Standards

The National Physical Education Standards are provided by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and have been aligned to the corresponding Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS).

The Kentucky Academic Standards are being provided with the codes that are aligned in the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS).

National Physical Education Standards

The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in various types of physical activities.
Participates regularly in physical activity.
Is physically fit.
Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

Standard 1:
The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2:
The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3:
The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4:
The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others..

Standard 5:
The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

 


Kentucky Academic Standards

Primary (K-3)

4.PL-P-PS: Psychomotor Skills (Physical Education)

Big Idea:
Cognitive information can be used to understand and enhance the development of motor skills such as
movement sequences and patterns. Individuals who understand their bodies and how to perform various
movements will be safer and more productive in recreation and work activities. Development of
psychomotor skills contributes to the development of social and cognitive skills.

Academic Expectations
2.31 Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to
accept responsibility for their own physical well-being.
2.34 Students perform physical movements skills effectively in a variety of settings.
2.35 Students demonstrate knowledge and skills that promote physical activity and involvement in
physical activity throughout lives.
4.1 Students effectively use interpersonal skills.


A. PL-P-PS-U: Primary Enduring Knowledge - Understandings
Students will understand that...
NASPE
PL-P-PS-U-1:
spatial awareness, motor skills and movement patterns are needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
1/2
PL-P-PS-U-2:
movement concepts, principles and strategies apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
1/2


B. PL-P-PS-S: Primary Skills and Concepts
Students will
NASPE
PL-P-PS-S-1:
demonstrate fundamental motor skills (e.g., locomotor, non-locomotor, object manipulation) and
movement concepts (e.g., body control, space awareness)
1/2
PL-P-PS-S-2:
demonstrate fundamental motor skill aspects of performance
1/2
PL-P-PS-S-3:
utilize fundamental motor skills and movement concepts to create movement sequences
1/2
PL-P-PS-S-4:
demonstrate the contrast between slow and fast movements while traveling
1/2
PL-P-PS-S-5:
demonstrate relationships (e.g., over, under, front and back, side-by-side, leading and following)
with other people and objects
1/2
PL-P-PS-S-6:
define the role personal and general space has in movement
1/2
PL-P-PS-S-7:
work in group settings without physically interfering with others
1/2
PL-P-PS-S-8:
develop basic manipulative skills (e.g., throwing, catching, kicking, striking)
1/2

 


5.PL-P-LPW: Lifetime Physical Wellness (Physical Education)

Big Idea:
Lifetime wellness is health-focused. The health-related activities and content utilized are presented to
Help students become more responsible for their overall health status, and to prepare each student to
demonstrate knowledge and skills that promote physical activity throughout their lives. Physical education
uses physical activity as a means to help students acquire skills, fitness, knowledge and attitudes that
contribute to their optimal development and well-being. Physical, mental, emotional and social health is
strengthened by regular involvement in physical activities.

Academic Expectations
2.31 Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need to remain physically healthy and to
accept responsibility for their own physical well-being.
2.34 Students perform physical movements skills effectively in a variety of settings.
2.35 Students demonstrate knowledge and skills that promote physical activity and involvement in
physical activity throughout lives.
3.1 Students demonstrate positive growth in self-concept through appropriate tasks or projects.
3.2 Students demonstrate the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
3.7 Students demonstrate the ability to learn on one's own.
4.2 Students use productive team membership skills.


A. PL-P-LPW-U: Primary Enduring Knowledge - Understandings
Students will understand that...
NASPE
PL-P-LPW-U-1:
physical activity provides opportunities for social interaction, challenges and fun.
5
PL-P-LPW-U-2:
participation in regular physical activity has physical, mental and social benefits.
5
PL-P-LPW-U-3:
practice is a basic component for improving sport skills.
1/2
PL-P-LPW-U-4:
rules impact the effective participation in physical activities.
5
PL-P-LPW-U-5:
personal and social behavior that shows respect to self and others impacts enjoyment and safety in physical activity settings.
5
PL-P-LPW-U-6:
regular participation in health-related, physical activity supports the goals of fitness and a healthier lifestyle throughout life.
4


B. PL-P-LPW-S: Primary Skills and Concepts
Students will...
NASPE
PL-P-LPW-S-1:
identify likes and dislikes connected with participating in sports and physical activities; explain how physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction
5
PL-P-LPW-S-2:
identify benefits gained from regular participation in physical activities and describe activities that
will promote a physically active lifestyle
5
PL-P-LPW-S-3:
identify the physiological and psychological changes in the body during physical activity
5
PL-P-LPW-S-4:
participate in daily physical activity during and after school
3
PL-P-LPW-S-5:
explain the importance of practice for improving performance in games and sports for individuals
1/2
PL-P-LPW-S-6 :
when participating in a variety of physical activities and games:
PL-P-LPW-S-6a:
explain why rules are used (e.g., safety, fairness)
PL-P-LPW-S-6b:
differentiate between positive and negative behaviors (e.g., waiting your
turn vs. pushing in line, honesty vs. lying)
PL-P-LPW-S-6c:
practice cooperation strategies with partners and small groups
5
PL-P-LPW-S-7:
demonstrate and describe the concept of sportsmanship (e.g., rules, fair play) in regard to games
and activities
5
PL-P-LPW-S-8:
identify and explain how spectator behaviors influence the safety and enjoyment of sports and games
5
PL-P-LPW-S-9:
explore and identify a variety of physical activities that enhance the health related fitness components
5

 

 

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