Peterson Physical Education Course Overview

Illinois State Standards (Course Standards):
Standard 19: Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to engage in healthenhancing physical activity.
Standard 20: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based upon
continual self-assessment.
Standard 21: Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
Standard 22: Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of
illness and injury.
Standard 23: Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and
development.
Standard 24: Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective
communication and decision-making skills.

Overarching (Course) EUs:
*The best leaders lead by example.
*Fit people engage in physical activity on
a regular basis.
*You are accountable for how you treat
people and your surroundings.
*A team is more than a collection of
individuals.
*The best choices for you, fit who you are
and what you need.

Course EQ’s:
*What does a good leader do?
*What does it mean to be fit for me?
*Would I want me for a teammate or
competitor?
*What is healthy competition?
*What makes a good team?
*How does physical education relate to
what I do everyday?

Kindergarten-2nd grade

Standards 19-24
EU’s:
*Fundamental movement skills and movement concepts need to be developed during
childhood.
*To participate in activities of daily living, one must have strong muscles.
*Physical activity is good for your health.
*It is important to exhibit consideration and cooperation with classmates and teachers.
*A safe environment is everyone’s responsibility.
*Actions can demonstrate encouragement.
EQ’s:
*Why is the development of motor skills essential during childhood?
*What is it important to have strong muscles?
*What changes happen to my body when I am physically active?
*What does consideration for and cooperation with classmates and teachers look like in
physical education class?
Performance Task/Criteria: Observation, participation, performance tasks

3rd grade-5th grade

Standards 19-24
EU’s:
*Physical activity involves using motor skills and knowledge of movement concepts.
*It is important to be able to participate in cardiovascular activities for an extended amount of
time.
*It is important to know how to improve the four components of physical fitness.
*Participation in physical activities/sports can provide an opportunity for developing an
understanding and respect for differences among people.
*Physical activity can vary by frequency, intensity, time, and type.
*Unique fundamental skills and strategies are required to be competent in any sport.
EQ’s:
*How do motor skills and movement concepts relate to the activities or games played?
*How can you improve your cardiovascular endurance?
*How do you improve the four components of physical fitness?
*How can individual differences enhance and contribute to group productivity?
*How does frequency, intensity, time, and type of physical activity influence health-related
fitness? How does teamwork and sportsmanship affect game play?
Performance Task/Criteria: Observation, participation, performance tasks, skill assessments,
fitness testing

6th grade-8th grade

Standards 19-24
EU’s:
*To be successful in game-like settings one must have mature motor skills specific to the sport
and knowledge of basic game strategies.
*It is important to create and follow a personalized plan to stay healthy and physically fit for a
lifetime.
*Participation in physical activities/sports can provide an opportunity for developing an
understanding and respect for differences among people.
EQ’s:
*Why is it necessary to develop specific sports skills to be successful in a game?
*What basic strategies do I need to use to be successful?
*What does my personal fitness program need to look like to keep me healthy and physically fit
for a lifetime?
*How can individual differences enhance and contribute to group productivity?
*How does strategy enhance performance?
Performance Task/Criteria: Observation, participation, performance tasks, skill assessments,
fitness testing

Scope and Sequence
K-2

Month

L.O. Games/Bean
bag activities
Tag
games/Scooters
Scooters

September

Manipulatives
Movement
Exploration
Rock wall
climbing/parach
ute
Dance
Tumbling
Fitness
Large Group
Games

May
June

3-6

Month

7-8

Month

Fitness
Testing
Handball

September Fitness
Testing
October
Handball

September

December
January

Floor
Hockey
Basketball
Pickleball

NovemberDecember
January
February

Floor
Hockey
Basketball
Pickleball

NovemberDecember
January
February

February

Fitness

March

Fitness

March

March
April

Volleyball
Fitness
Testing
Soccer
Extra
Lessons:
Nutrition,
Ultimate
Frisbee

April
May

Volleyball
Fitness
Testing
Soccer
Extra
Lessons:
Create-agame,
Ultimate
Frisbee,
Flag
Football

April
May

October
November

June

October

June