New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
May 1996

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Comprehensive Health And Physical Education
Standards And Progress Indicators

Standard 2.5:
All Students Will Learn And Apply Movement Concepts And Skills That Foster Participation In Physical Activities Throughout Life

Descriptive Statement: Health-literate and physically educated students understand movement concepts and principles and apply them as they practice, assess, and refine movement skills in a variety of physical activities including games, sports, and lifetime recreational pursuits. Knowledge of movement concepts and practice of skills enhance the likelihood of independent learning and participation in physical activity throughout life.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

By the end of Grade 4, students:

1.

Perform locomotor (walk, run, jump), non-locomotor (bend, reach, turn), and manipulative (throw, strike, kick) movement skills.

2.

Modify basic movement skills by applying movement concepts (direction, speed), biomechanical principles (force, projection), and rhythm (tempo, beat).

3.

Adapt movement skills in relation to objects, other participants, and boundaries.

4.

Combine movement skills to participate in physical activities, such as games, sports, and lifetime recreational pursuits.

5.

Describe when, where, and how to use and adapt specific movement skills and concepts in physical activities.

6.

Observe physical activities and provide feedback to participants to improve performance.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 8, students:

7.

Describe the characteristics of skilled performance in a variety of physical activities.

8.

Modify and combine movement skills using movement concepts, biomechanical principles, and rhythm to improve performance in physical activities.

9.

Describe and demonstrate the application of appropriate rules, strategies, and sportsmanship behaviors as a participant in and observer of physical activities.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 12, students:

10.

Analyze and apply movement concepts, biomechanical principles, and rhythm to independently learn, assess, refine, and combine movement skills used in physical activities.

11.

Apply the principles of physiology, kinesiology, and psychology to improve personal performance in physical activity.

 

 

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