Curriculum

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District's elementary physical education curriculum consists of four main content areas that cover 37 different objectives. These areas are as follows:

I. MOTOR SKILLS

Objectives taught in this content area include:

Walk, run, hop, horizontal jump, vertical jump, leap, gallop, slide, skip, bending, stretching, turning, pushing, pulling, landing, static balance, dynamic balance, rolling, hand dribble, foot dribble, in-step kick, striking (both underhand and overhand), underhand throw, overhand throw.


II. PHYSICAL FITNESS

Objectives taught in this content area include:

Aerobic fitness, muscular strength & endurance (arms, shoulders, abdomen, back, legs), flexibility.


III. COGNITIVE CONCEPTS

Objectives taught in this content area include:

Traveling in different directions, traveling in a variety of pathways, exploring and creating shapes with students' own bodies, exploring different height levels, applying similar movements and elements in a variety of skills, using corrective feedback from teacher, awareness of rules and strategies as they apply to games and activities, the benefits associated with exercise and physical activity.


IV. PERSONAL/SOCIAL CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS

Objectives taught in this content area include:

Following directions, best effort, honesty, compassion, cooperation, respect.

 

P.E. CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS


In addition to our well rounded Physical Education curriculum we include a variety of cutting edge activities and events in many of the elementary programs.  Many of our schools have enhanced the P.E. program by implementing the following:


  • Heart Rate Equipment

  • Climbing Walls

  • Pedometers

  • Walking/Running Clubs

  • Jump Rope For Heart Events

  • A.C.E.S. (All Children Exercising Simultaneously)

  • Cross Curricular Field Days

  • Informational Websites