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(1) The physical education standards for fourth grade are that each student will be able to:

(a) demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns by:

(i) using a combination of motor skills to engage in a variety of activities; and

(ii) combining locomotor movement patterns and dance steps used in an original dance.

(b) apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance by:

(i) discussing the origin of a variety of games, sports, or dances, including traditional and contemporary American Indian contributions and cultures; and

(ii) understanding the concept of open spaces to activities such as combination skills, small-sided practice tasks, gymnastics, and dance environments.

(c) demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness by:

(i) discussing the importance of hydration and hydration choices relative to physical activities;

(ii) analyzing opportunities for participating in physical activities outside health enhancement class;

(iii) actively engaging in the activities of health enhancement class, both teacher-directed and independent;

(iv) identifying the components of health-related fitness; and

(v) engaging in warm-up and cool-down activities related to cardio-respiratory fitness assessment.

(d) exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others by:

(i) demonstrating responsible behavior in independent group situations;

(ii) reflecting on personal social behavior in physical activity;

(iii) listening respectfully to corrective feedback from others;

(iv) adhering to rules of etiquette in a variety of physical activities;

(v) recognizing and supporting individual differences in movement performance at all skill levels;

(vi) describing ways to accept others' ideas, cultural diversity, and body types during games and physical activities;

(vii) working safely with peers and equipment in physical activity settings.

(e) recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, self-expression, and or social interaction by:

(i) examining the health benefits of participating in physical activity;

(ii) rating the enjoyment of participating in challenging and mastered physical activities; and

(iii) describing and comparing the positive social interactions when engaged in partner, small-group, and large-group physical activities.


History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 1389, Eff. 7/1/17.

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