Personal and Social Character Traits Content Standard 14:

All students will value physical activity and its contribution to lifelong health and well-being

Early Elementary

  • Identify and enjoy feelings that result from participation in physical activities.
  • Enjoy participation in physical activities alone and with others.
  • Appreciate benefits that accompany compassion, cooperation, honesty and perseverance.

Later Elementary

  • Feel satisfaction on days when engaging in physical activity.
  • Accept and respect differences and similarities in physical activity-related skills.
  • Be considerate of others in physical settings (e.g., show compassion, cooperation, fairness, honesty, loyalty, respect and responsibility.

Middle School

  • Choose to exercise regularly outside of the classroom for personal enjoyment and benefit.
  • Enjoy aesthetic and creative aspects of skilled performance while respecting physical and performance limitations in self and others.
  • Demonstrate a proper attitude in both winning and losing (e.g., show compassion, confidence, cooperation, fairness, honesty, loyalty, perseverance, respect, responsibility, self-discipline and work effort).

High School

  • Make a commitment to include physical activity as an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Accept the differences between personal characteristics and skills and the idealized body images and elite performance levels portrayed by the media.
  • Formulate a definition of "sportsman-ship" and analyze self according to this definition.