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Content Area: Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Content Area Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Standard 2.6 Fitness All students will apply health-related and skill-related fitness concepts and skills to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Strand A. Fitness and Physical Activity
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Developing competence and confidence in gross and fine motor skills provides a foundation for participation in physical activities.
2.6.P.A.1 Develop and refine gross motor skills (e.g., hopping, galloping, jumping, running, and marching).                                                                                                              
2.6.P.A.2 Develop and refine fine motor skills (e.g., completes gradually more complex puzzles, uses smaller-sized manipulatives during play, and uses a variety of writing instruments in a conventional manner).                                                                                                              
Appropriate types and amounts of physical activity enhance personal health.
2.6.2.A.1 Explain the role of regular physical activity in relation to personal health.                                                                                                              
2.6.2.A.2 Explain what it means to be physically fit and engage in moderate to vigorous age-appropriate activities that promote fitness.                                                                                                              
2.6.2.A.3 Develop a fitness goal and monitor progress towards achievement of the goal.                                                                                                              
Each component of fitness contributes to personal health as well as motor skill performance.
2.6.4.A.1 Determine the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual benefits of regular physical activity.                                                                                                              
2.6.4.A.2 Participate in moderate to vigorous age-appropriate activities that address each component of health-related and skill-related fitness.                                                                                                              
2.6.4.A.3 Develop a health-related fitness goal and track progress using health/fitness indicators.                                                                                                              
2.6.4.A.4 Determine the extent to which different factors influence personal fitness, such as heredity, training, diet, and technology.                                                                                                              
Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.
2.6.6.A.1 Analyze the social. emotional, and health benefits of selected physical experiences.                                                                                                              
2.6.6.A.2 Determine to what extent various activities improve skill-related fitness versus health-related fitness.                                                                                                              
2.6.6.A.3 Develop and implement a fitness plan based on the assessment of one’s personal fitness level, and monitor health/fitness indicators before, during, and after the program.                                                                                                              
2.6.6.A.4 Predict how factors such as health status, interests, environmental conditions, and available time may impact personal fitness.                                                                                                              
2.6.6.A.5 Relate physical activity, healthy eating, and body composition to personal fitness and health.                                                                                                              
2.6.6.A.6 Explain and apply the training principles of frequency, intensity, time, and type (FITT) to improve personal fitness.                                                                                                              
2.6.6.A.7 Evaluate the short- and long-term effects of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances on personal health.                                                                                                              
Knowing and applying a variety of effective training principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.
2.6.8.A.1 Summarize the short- and long-term physical, social, and emotional benefits of regular physical activity.                                                                                                              
2.6.8.A.2 Use health data to develop and implement a personal fitness plan and evaluate its effectiveness.                                                                                                              
2.6.8.A.3 Analyze how medical and technological advances impact personal fitness.                                                                                                              
2.6.8.A.4 Determine ways to achieve a healthy body composition through healthy eating, physical activity, and other lifestyle behaviors.                                                                                                              
2.6.8.A.5 Use the primary principles of training (FITT) for the purposes of modifying personal levels of fitness.                                                                                                              
2.6.8.A.6 Determine the physical, behavioral, legal, and ethical consequences of the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances.                                                                                                              
Taking personal responsibility to develop and maintain physical activity levels provides opportunities for increased health, fitness, enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.
2.6.12.A.1 Compare the short- and long-term impact on wellness associated with physical inactivity.                                                                                                              
2.6.12.A.2 Design, implement, and evaluate a fitness plan that reflects knowledge and application of fitness-training principles.                                                                                                              
2.6.12.A.3 Determine the role of genetics, gender, age, nutrition, activity level, and exercise type on body composition.                                                                                                              
2.6.12.A.4 Compare and contrast the impact of health-related fitness components as a measure of fitness and health.                                                                                                              
2.6.12.A.5 Debate the use of performance-enhancing substances (i.e., anabolic steroids and other legal and illegal substances) to improve performance.