Goals and Standards

The following chart contains the areas of instruction and assessment required
for our Physical Education and Health programs at Metamora High School.

High School- State Goals/Standards/Benchmarks

GOAL 19: Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
A. Demonstrate physical competency in individual and team sports, creative movement and leisure and work-related activities.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in a self-selected individual sport, a team sport, creative movement and work-related activities.
B. Analyze various movement concepts and applications.
Apply the principles of efficient movement to evaluate personal performance.
C. Demonstrate knowledge of rules, safety and strategies during physical activity.
Select components (e.g., equipment, boundaries, number of players, rules) which promote participation in novel or original physical activities.
Analyze and apply complex offensive, defensive and cooperative strategies for selected games and sports.
Goal 20: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based upon continual self-assessment.
A. Know and apply the principles and components of health-related fitness.
Implement an individualized health-related fitness plan that includes the principles of training.
B. Assess individual fitness levels.
Collect and interpret health-related fitness data over a period of time, with and without the use of technology.
Evaluate the effects of fitness choices and heredity on wellness.
C. Set goals based on fitness data and develop, implement and monitor an individual fitness improvement plan.
Set realistic, long-term, health-related fitness goals based on an individual profile.
Understand how aging, illness and injury affect physical activity.
Use profile data to monitor an individual wellness/fitness plan.
Goal 21: Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
A. Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities.
Demonstrate individual responsibility through use of various team-building strategies in physical activity settings (e.g., etiquette, fair play, self-officiating, coaching, organizing a group activity).
B. Demonstrate cooperative skills during structured group physical activity.
Demonstrate when to lead and when to be supportive to accomplish group goals.
Goal 22: Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
A. Explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention and safety.
Explain strategies for managing contagious, chronic and degenerative illnesses (e.g., various treatment and support systems).
Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and illness prevention methods using data from actual situations (e.g., impact of worksite health promotion programs).
Explain how health and safety problems have been altered by technology, media and medicine (e.g., product testing; control of polio; advanced surgical techniques; improved treatments for cancer, diabetes and heart disease, worksite safety management).
B. Describe and explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups and communities.
Analyze how public health policies, laws and the media function to prevent and control illness (e.g., product and food labeling, food safety and handling, school immunizations).
C. Explain how the environment can affect health.
Compare and contrast how individuals, communities and states prevent and correct health-threatening environmental problems (e.g., recycling, banning leaf burning, restaurant inspections, OSHA standards in the workplace).
Goal 23. Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.

A. Describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body systems and how they inter-relate.

B. Explain the effects of health-related actions on the body systems.
Understand the effects of healthy living on individuals and their future generations (e.g., not using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs during pregnancy).

C. Describe factors that affect growth and development.

Explain how the aging process affects body systems (e.g., vision, hearing, immune system).
Goal 24: Promote and enhance health and well being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.

A. Demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences and preventing conflict.

Compare and contrast strategies to prevent conflict and resolve differences.
B. Apply decision-making skills related to the protection and promotion of individual health.
Explain immediate and long-term impacts of health decisions to the individual, family and community.
C. Demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.
Evaluate progress toward the attainment of a health goal.

Local Learner Outcomes

As a result of this course, the students will be able to do the following:

1.      Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness through classroom participation.
2.      Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
3.      Understand principles of health promotion.
4.      Understand the importance of good decision making when it comes to personal health and fitness.
5.      Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of good lifetime fitness goals for healthy bodies.
6.      Find and take an accurate heart rate.
7.      Compute to find target heart rate.
8.      Perform aerobic exercises and sustain a 10-20 minute low-impact workout.
9.      Lift weights with the understanding of sets of repetitions as a conditioning program.
10. Display proper discipline and hygiene in wearing proper attire while exercising.
11. Show good sportsmanship whether winning or losing.
12. Display good team spirit, effort, and cooperative play.
13. Demonstrate a respect for the good or poor skill level of others.
14. Display a responsible attitude towards care and use of equipment as well as helping set up equipment for class.