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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
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PE 240 - Physical Education for Elementary Teachers

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: Students will receive instruction in the use of basic movement, games, relays, stunts and organization for the early and later elementary grades. Emphasis is on the organization for P.E. at these levels. Students are required to make arrangements for observation of elementary classes during the latter part of the semester. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Differentiate between the physical characteristics of elementary school children of various ages.
  2. Identify the physical education needs of elementary school children.
  3. Identify physical activities which are appropriate of elementary school children.
  4. Construct an elementary school physical education observation schedule.
  5. Demonstrate movement principles and techniques.
  6. Practice leading children in various movement experiences in a proper teaching progression.
  7. Correlate the benefits of physical activity to the wellness aspects of the individual.
  8. Identify the administrative aspects of the school physical education program.
  9. Summarize current articles related to elementary school physical education.

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