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NASPE s Definition of aPhysically Educated Person A Physically Educated Person Demonstrates competency inmany movement forms and.proficiency in a few movement The focus of this standard isdeveloping movement competenceand proficiency In regard to movement competence .students will establish thefoundation of motor skills Development of proficiency helpsstudents prepare for advanced levelperformance . Fundamental skills developed over this time frame Running Skipping Throwing Striking. Over the years these skills develop intospecialized skills such as dancing throwing a pass Catching with a glove. Students will apply basic skills throughout theirschool years and these skills will be used in avariety of leisure and work related activities A Physically Educated Person Applies movement concepts and principles to.the learning and development of motor skills Uses cognitive information to enhance motors skillacquisition and performance In the lower elementary level the emphasisshould be placed on movement vocabulary and.initial application skill concepts In the upper elementary and middle school levels the emphasis is placed on more complex conceptsalong with applying these concepts to physicalactivity situations . In the high school level students should havesufficient knowledge in concepts to independentlyuse a variety of complex concepts A Physically Educated Person Exhibits a physically active lifestyle. Establishes patterns of regular participation inmeaningful physical activity Connects what is done in the physical educationclass with the lives of students outside of physicaleducation . Develops an active healthy lifestyle Cognitive understandings develop from an initialawareness of cause and effect relationshipsbetween activity and its immediate and identifiableeffects on the body . Young children should learn to enjoy activity Develop an awareness of opportunities whichencourage a broad level of participation A Physically Educated Person Achieves and maintains a health enhancing level of physical fitness. Encouraged to develop higher levels of basic fitnessand physical competence Establishes fitness levels on a personal basis For elementary children the emphasis is on anawareness of fitness . Middle school students should understand fitnesscomponents and how each is developed andmaintained Secondary students develop an appropriatepersonal fitness that enables them to achieve desired.levels of fitness Students should accept responsibility for personalfitness leading to an active healthy lifestyle A Physically Educated Person Demonstrates responsible personal and social.behavior in physical activity Achievement of self initiated behaviors that promotepersonal and group success in activity settings For lower elementary levels students should have arecognition of classroom rules and procedures and a.focus on safety For the upper elementary levels students shouldlearn to work independently with a partner and insmall groups Middle school students identify the purposes for.rules and procedures and become involved indecision making processes to establish rules forspecific activities A Physically Educated Person Demonstrates understanding and respect for.differences among people in physical activity settings Develops respect for individual similarities anddifferences through physical activity Characteristics of similarities and differencesinclude culture ethnicity motor performance .disabilities physical characteristics strength size shape gender race and socio economic status Elementary students begin to recognize individualsimilarities and differences Middle school students participate cooperatively in.physical activity High school students are expected to participatewith all people A Physically Educated Person Understands that physical activity provides.opportunities for enjoyment challenge self expression and social interaction An awareness of the intrinsic values Benefits of participation in physical activity thatprovides personal meaning . Provides opportunity for self expression social interaction enjoyable challenging Elementary school children should . derive pleasure for movement experience challenge and joy as they becomecompetent in movement Middle school children physical activity should challenge. social interaction group membership High school students should have enjoyment andchallenges as well as opportunities for self expression and social interaction.In the lower elementary level, the emphasis should be placed on movement vocabulary and initial application skill concepts. In the upper elementary and middle school levels, the emphasis is placed on more complex concepts along with applying these concepts to physical activity situations.