• Massachusetts Frameworks


    Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework, October, 1999

    Physical Activity & Fitness

    Students will, by repeated practice, acquire and refine a variety of manipulative, locomotor, and non-locomotor movement skills, and will utilize principles of training and conditioning, will learn biomechanics and exercise physiology, and will apply the concept of wellness to their lives.

    By the end of

    grade 5

    Through the study of Motor Skill Development students will

    2.1 Apply movement concepts including direction, balance, level (high, low), pathway (straight, curve, zigzag), range (expansive, narrow), and force absorption (rigid, with bent knees) to extend versatility and improve physical performance In pairs, students practice throwing and catching different objects, then hitting a target. Observe partner and use movement concepts to provide feedback 2.2 Use a variety of manipulative (throwing, catching, striking), locomotor (walking, running, skipping, hopping, galloping, sliding, jumping, leaping), and non-locomotor (twisting, balancing, extending) skills as individuals and in teams 2.3 Perform rhythm routines, including dancing, to demonstrate fundamental movement skills Through the study of Fitness students will 2.4 Identify physical and psychological changes that result from participation in a variety of physical activities 2.5 Explain the benefits of physical fitness to good health and increased active lifestyle 2.6 Identify the major behaviors that contribute to wellness (exercise, nutrition, hygiene, rest, and recreation, refraining from using tobacco, alcohol, and other substances) Through the study of Personal and Social Competency students will 2.7 Demonstrate responsible personal and social conduct used in physical activity settings