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Hawthorn Physical Development and Health Curriculum

Power Standards and Safety Net Curriculum for Physical Development and Health
The Hawthorn District 73 mission of physical development and health instruction is to develop a program of study which teaches students to understand and appreciate basic physical fitness.

Essential Learning Standards, Enduring Understandings, and educational goals for all students are based upon and aligned with the Illinois State Standards so that all students are able to live emotionally, nutritionally, and physically healthy lives. These Essential Learning Standards for physical education and health are further expanded through the specialized programs, activities, and curriculum maps at each grade level and by every teacher.

Curriculum Guides

Illinois State Standards for Physical Development and Health

Movement Skills

State Goal Nineteen: Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
A. Demonstrate physical competency in individual and team sports, creative movement and leisure and work-related activities.
B. Analyze various movement concepts and applications.
C. Demonstrate knowledge of rules, safety, and strategies during physical activity.

Physical Fitness

State Goal Twenty: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based upon continual self-assessment.
A. Know and apply the principles and components of health-related fitness.
B. Assess individual fitness levels.
C. Set goals based on fitness data and develop, implement and monitor an individual fitness improvement plan.


State Goal Twenty-One: Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
A. Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities.
B. Demonstrate cooperative skills during structured group physical activity.

Principles of Health Promotion

State Goal Twenty-Two: Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
A. Explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention and safety.
B. Describe and explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups and communities.
C. Explain how the environment can affect health.

Human Body Systems

State Goal Twenty-Three: Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.
A. Describe and explain the structure and functions of the human body systems and how they interrelate.
B. Explain the effects of health-related actions on the body systems.
C. Describe factors that affect growth and development.

Promoting Health and Well-being

State Goal Twenty-Four: Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.
A. Demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences and preventing conflict.
B. Apply decision-making skills related to the protection and promotion of individual health.
C. Demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.

Physical Development and Health this Year and Beyond

The physical education department has always had a very solid program for all students K-8. This year physical education and health teachers will be fine tuning the units that were developed during the past couple of years using the Understanding by Design (UbD) curriculum mapping framework. All elementary students will have a daily physical education and/or health rotation. Middle School students will continue to have daily physical education classes and a health class during one of their seven-and-a-half-week related arts rotations.