Curriculum and Instruction

Physical Education Learning Standards

A Safe and Healthy Environment Standard 2

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Key Idea: Students will:

  1. demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity. They will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication.
  2. be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.


  • contribute to a safe and healthy environment by observing safe conditions for games, recreation, and outdoor activities
  • come to know and practice appropriate participant and spectator behaviors to produce a safe and positive environment
  • work constructively with others to accomplish a variety of goals and tasks
  • know how injuries from physical activity can be prevented or treated
  • demonstrate care, consideration, and respect of self and others during physical activity


  • understand the risks of injury if physical activity is per-formed incorrectly or performed in extreme environmental conditions, and recognize the importance of safe physical conditions (equipment, facilities) as well as the emotional conditions essential for safety
  • develop skills of cooperation and collaboration, as well as fairness, sportsmanship, and respect for others
  • work constructively with others to accomplish a goal in a group activity, demonstrating consideration for others involved
  • understand the physical and environmental dangers associated with particular activities and demonstrate proper procedures for safe participation in games, sports, and recreational pursuits
  • understand the role of physical activity, sport, and games as a balance between cooperative and competitive behaviors and as a possible arena in which to develop and sharpen leadership and problem solving skills, and understand the physical, emotional, and social benefits of participation in physical activities


  • know the potential safety hazards associated with a wide variety of games and activities and are able to prevent and respond to accidents
  • demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activities
  • accept physical activity as an important part of life. Self-renewal, productivity as a worker, energy for family activities, fitness, weight control, stress management, and reduction in health-care costs are understood as benefits of physical activity
  • create a positive climate for group activities by assuming a variety of roles
  • understand the physical, social, and emotional benefits of physical activity and can demonstrate leadership and problem solving through participation in organized games or activities
Last Updated: April 21, 2009