The goal of physical education is to develop healthy, responsible students who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work together in groups, think critically, and participate in a variety of activities that lead to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Research tells us that students who are physically active for 60 minutes a day have higher self-confidence and more active synapses in the brain, experience a decrease in chronic illnesses, and are less likely to be absent from school. Such students are ready for career and college success. Time given to physical activity in school must not only be incorporated but also be of the highest quality.
The Physical Education Core utilizes appropriate instructional practices to develop competence and confidence in a variety of lifetime activities and movement forms, including sports, dance, outdoor recreation, and physical fitness. The emphasis is on providing success and enjoyment for all students. Knowledge of the relationship between proper nutrition and a consistent fitness regimen is the common thread running through the core. Students develop life skills through cooperative and competitive activity participation and learn the value of a physically active life.
-From USBE's Welcome to Physical Education
The following collections contain Physical Education lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library that have been reviewed by Utah PE educators. They have been organized by grade level to assist you in quickly finding the best resources for your classroom.
The following collections contain Physical Education lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library that have not yet been reviewed by Utah PE educators but may be beneficial for you in your classroom.